But background checks are a point of law and this mass murder started with the murderer shooting his own mother in the face with a firearm that he stole from her. He then stole her car and drove away, and used those firearms to murder two dozen more people.
I hate to state the obvious, but in all of human history, murdering your own mother in cold blood is about the most horrible crime that anyone can commit, even in areas and circumstances where there is no government law that prohibits it.
This horrible incident shows the limits of secular law, a concept that never enters the minds of people for whom government is god.
First , as another thread on FR clearly explicates, it is the fault of laws passed by the federal and state governments (in this case Connecticut) which have created “gun-free zones” which have invited and even created the opportunity for shooters to attack defenseless citizens at work or at school or in a theatre or in a crowded shopping mall. This is the dividend gun control pays to its investors. Only an armed person can stop another armed person intent upon mayhem.
Second, the shooter’s father, an executive with General Electric, earning upwards of $1,000,000 a year in salary, just didn’t “know anything” about his son’s mental condition? Of course he didn’t. He was too busy living the life of Riley shacked up with a new “girlfriend” in Stamford, Connecticut, throwing bucks at his ex-wife who was trying unsuccessfully to deal with this kid. Where the hell was this man, how could he be so out to lunch regarding his own son’s condition since the divorce in 2008? And what about all the years before the divorce? When the father was living under the same roof as the son?
I place blame for the martyrdom of all of these children squarely upon the backs of the federal and state government, and I consider the father to be an enabler who allowed this to happen.
If this guy’s son had martyred my six or seven-year-old son or daughter, this guy’s life wouldn’t be worth a goddamn nickel right now.
As it stands, the victims’ families are going to church, joining hands, practicing forgiveness and singing kumbaya.
Death of a nation.