Skip to comments.Just a thought about Connecticut
Posted on 12/17/2012 9:12:43 AM PST by pabianice
click here to read article
It ain’t the years, it’s the mileage. ;-)
Ain't that the truth!!
Excuse? No. Preventable? Not in a free society. And there's the rub.
Another piece of this puzzle that keeps jumping out at me is the way we think of the shoter as a "kid." He wasn't a kid, he was an adult man. This is symptomatic of a larger problem-the infantilization of American youth. Today many people consider twenty-year-old adults to be "kids." 50 years ago a 16-year-old was considered old enough for most responsibilities. 75 years ago the age was around 13 and the term "teenager" hadn't yet been coined. A healthy 20-year-old guy doing nothing and living on his parent's dime would have been unthinkable. But today the so-called "Millennials" aren't expected to grow up.
Two out of three ain't bad. ;)
I loved playing Army. There were GI’s, Krauts and Japs.
One of our contrived weapons of the day (which Chris Wallace would characterize as a WMD as he did yesterday with semi-automatic weapons) was a 2-3 foot length of a 2X4 with two nails at the top that held a narrow strip of innertube rubber. Made a great slingshot for crabapples.
Those were the days.
This is the problem not guns.”
One of Adam Lanza’s drug according to the uncle:
It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain just like the other SSRI’s you have listed.
Thank you for the information. Spread the truth.
Here’s an alternate theory. A single, divorced mom that would not accept that the son had a REALLY serious mental disease. She thought with constant attention, extra work and discipline that she could “fix” the problem.
Dad finally had enough, son didn’t present well in his circle of executive friends and he decided to split, remarry and have another family.
Mom now has sons, one leaves as soon as he is old enough, and there is Adam who is rapidly approaching adulthood and fading away from her. Adam is put on an anti-psychotic to treat his ever increasing schizoid personality and things really go down from there.
Adam wants to borrow mom’s firearms. No way is she going to let that happen. So, he takes brother’s ID and tries to buy one himself. Didn’t work out well; but, he is determined (obsessed). To get to the guns, he has to go through mom.
Adam is pretty smart guy. He does live in the house and knows where everything is located like the keys (or combination) to the safe that holds the firearms. But, he still has to go through mom. So, he just conveniently kills her. Shoots her in the face (which is interesting). Problem resolved, no big deal and then moves on.
Obviously, I don’t know that any of this is completely accurate. Adam Lanzer was so ill that he had blunt affect and was incapable of feeling physical pain. Once he hit puberty and approached adulthood he started the slow decline into wherever these individuals go. He wasn’t part of the fabric of life or the world. Mom did admit she was “losing” him.
The big question here is..what triggered the episode of violence. Why did he cross that line?
Yes, your theory sounds about right. No one else’s “fault” but the kid’s fault. That’s what no one wants to admit.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.