The Mother should have know her son was a threat-—but she paid the price for her ignorance—she should have gotten rid of all guns. Society should have known he was a ticking timebomb—his doctors should have known, his teachers should have spotted him and had him placed in a Mental Hospital. This man was a danger to society and himself! Society needs new mental hospitals! These nuts will continue to kill until we provide them with the help they need. This was done once long ago. ALSO—violent video games must be blamed in part—for de-sensitizing people to a point they could kill the innocent without flinching. So too our violent films and Tv shows. We need a new Hays Committee to limit the violence—it is a pornography of violence that will turn the weak minded into killers.
Yes and society pays the price for the lack of vigilence (if there was a lack of vigilence). In addition would you want to be subjected to commitment on someone’s say so? Seems like she was a pretty good mom (homeschooled her kid, took him the the gun range and taught him to shoot). Maybe she thought the time on the range would help him work out his issues. Adam Lanza never had any run ins with the law. He was described as very smart but possibly with autism (not a reason to exclude ownership of guns??). Assuming that this had not happened, would you have been onboard with him getting a gun permit when he reached 21? What would have stopped you from allowing him to get one?
I am not necessarily disagreeing with you. However, don't you think calling for banning of 'violent films and TV shows' is quite similar in tone and effect to the Liberals calling for the banning of guns?
After all, and the reason I say in tone and effect, the only thing dissimilar is the item to be banned. Like guns, where the VAST majority of gun owners are law abiding citizens who do not commit crimes involving weapons, people who watch 'violent' films and play video games are, when you look at the VAST majority, law abiding citizens who do not pick up a gun and think they are James Bond or some Navy SEAL in some video game. The vast majority, whether you are talking guns or video games, semi-autos or rental DVDs, do not commit crimes. Only a small fraction of a fraction do.
Furthermore, you said that the violence in media turns 'the weak minded into killers.' That is also something that the Liberal Left and the media are saying, right now, about gun violence. That guns enable people to kill efficiently and effectively. Which is why they are comparing this shooting at a school with the stabbings in China, and they are saying that this guy basically killed everyone he shot at apart from one teacher who survived, while in China some mad man attacked 22 kids with a knife, and so far none has died. Which, according to the talking heads in media, shows that guns enable the inept to be able to kill many where, in other circumstances, they may have only wounded. (Prediction: watch and see how the Chinese school stabbings will be compared to the CT school shootings, and used to 'prove' guns are 'bad').
Anyways, don't you think your logic is the same one that is used by the Left/media to go against firearms? Where the actions of a few is used as justification to infringe on the rights of the many (and by many I mean by an overwhelming majority).
In both cases, the vast majority of people who own guns, listen to music, play video games, watch movies, wear trench-coats, do not go into a school and start shooting people. Only a small fraction do so. Banning guns/movies/video games as a way of stopping violence is as likely to stop violence as banning trench coats would.
Given the low information, dumbed-down, citizenry who is capable of reelecting a certifiable Marxist like Zer0, we will have people turning their dogs for psychiatric examination. Of course the psychiatric community would welcome this with open arms. More patients mean more money for them and the hell if someone is really a nut.
I doubt our current population of citizen arm-chair psychiatrists would not hesitate in turning in anyone for anything. They showed their discriminatory acuteness when they reelected Zer0. What other kind of insanity are they capable of? Righting off the Constitution for their perceived feeling of safety?
I would take a stronger look at no fault divorce. There are too many children (and dogs) who need strong families with a man and a woman giving them their support. Sorry, gay couples don’t cut it.