Skip to comments.The Sandy Hook Murders: What To Do?
Posted on 12/16/2012 1:17:28 AM PST by zeestephen
If we are going to take mass shootings as an occasion to infringe constitutional rights, the most effective place to start would be the FIRST Amendment [Freedom of the Press].
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"Within the realm of constitutional options, the most practical remedy I can think of would be to require that a certain number of teachers or administrators in each school be trained in the use of firearms and armed at all times."
While I agree that the news coverage of these horrors doesn’t really help to prevent other twisted people from being inspired to copycat...
It’s still a reactive fix.
I want a more proactive fix:
Arm more good guys.
I think what the liberals overlook is *why* people want to own guns and *why* so many are ardent supporters of the 2nd amendment.
They don’t trust government. Maybe that’s a start. Why don’t people trust government.
My first instinct is to intitiate the most thorough investigation of psychotropic drugs in history. The suicide rates in the military and every one of these insane shootings have these drugs in some way connected to them.
They suppress the brain’s natural inhibitions, shut off the conscience, and allow those taking them to act out their anger without any feeling of guilt or remorse. They depress normal emotions and magnify anger with no protection as a buffer to stop them from letting their rage explode into absolute madness. They treat normal emotions as abnormal, medicate them, and never ever get to the reasons for those feelings. Rather they suppress them and treat the symptoms instead of the problems which only causes worse problems.
There are intermediate bouts of rage and finally an overload.
Psychiatry and psychology are guilty of malfeasance and should never be in charge of deciding what constitutes ‘mental illness’.
The rates in the military are lower than comparable general populations. If you wanted to be precise about it, you could refer to the rise in military suicide rates, but you would have to adjust for other factors besides the psychotropic drug factor.
I think another FReeper posted a few weeks ago, “I don’t trust a Government that doesn’t trust me”.
I think that says it all and it may end up being a Bumper Sticker on my car in the near future.
We should hold their enablers responsible. The mother in this case even though she is dead. In Aurora it was the college professor shrink whose role was quickly hushed up after she ignored the written and verbal threats. At VA Tech it was the parents who shipped their kid to college instead of treatment.
Maybe it’s because Israel is really not wealthy on anything but brain power, and its citizens do not live for stuffing their faces.
My prayer is that some school administrators and school parents have seen the threat and taken the actions which will protect the students not based on what has already taken place but actions which were put in place many years ago with armed, numerous armed, teachers and parents or grandparent going in and out on a rotating basis, all under the radar. If not, and the trend of attacking schools continues, there is no chance without having armed people in place to give the innocent a chance. A prayer common sense measures are in place in a whole host of local and there are those at the ready if the necessity should arise.
40 years ago, many of these mass murderers would have been routinely institutionalized BEFORE they became a threat.
Yes, there is ample evidence that the families are afraid of these children. They would like someone else to take over, but there are no more institutions to do so. So the kids fail to find a job, sit around and obsess, and practice shooting, and the parents go along with it.
I hope we address the mental health angle as well as guns. And we should loudly turn the argument back on Hollywood and the video makers for the violence in films and games. Please don’t let the libs control the discussion and make it ONLY be about guns.
I did not realize there were complete and total failures to intercept the violence in several of these cases. It just makes it even more insulting when liberals blame gun ownership while there are actual culpable individuals involved right in front of their faces. What an infuriating time we live in!
Is that some kind of old .30 carbine?
rifles are sexy?
There are no easy answers, but the breakdown of civil society has resulted in people shirking their responsibilities in all sorts of ways. Another is people’s failure to live up to second amendment responsibilities. I have failed too but have started to fix that.
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