Skip to comments.Take Caution with Response to Sandy Hook, Say Experts [A Sane Analysis...For Once!]
Posted on 01/02/2013 5:14:07 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook, America has debated desperately for an appropriate response to match the weight of its outrage...
In the midst of media frenzy, Finkelhors statistics are comforting. Sandy Hook is an anomaly; school shootings are extremely rare to begin with and have actually fallen since the 1990s.
According to Finkelhor, Sandy Hook is unusual in many ways, but he stressed that the knowledge we may get from analyzing this case will not necessarily be useful in terms of the things the nation needs most in order to keep children safe.
Im not saying that there are no lessons at all, but I do think we have to be very, very careful, he said. Theres an adage in public policy that notorious cases make bad law. So we have to be cautious about this.
(Excerpt) Read more at m.theepochtimes.com ...
Meanwhile, the VULTURES in the MEDIA are swarming all over Monroe, Connecticut today as the children go back to school!
Anyone else sick of seeing them feed continuously on this tragedy? I have even seen the local people from Florida headed up to take advantage of this story. Revolting.
I posted a few days back:
Opinion on Gun Laws and the Fiscal Cliff 30 DEC 2012
The United States Military, specifically the US Army, does an excellent job at training every soldier to look for and identify what they call indicators to highlight possible enemy action. Recently, this same methodology can be applied to what appears to be unrelated and unassociated events that have occurred, but are definitely connected for means to an end conclusion. The mass shooting that occurred 14 DEC 2012 was one of many that have been listed here on this site1. As most have noted on blogs and commentary, the anti-gun establishment with the backing of the news media jumped right to the point of using this event to push their agenda of seizing weapons, be it assault, multiple round types, and any other soon-to-be-determined handgun or long gun, on a list that must be turned in, surrendered to federal, state, or local law enforcement officials all revolving around the idea that the average US Citizen is incapable and far from responsible to own weapons that should only be reserved for military forces. The first politician to throw herself into the media camera light was California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, who championed a similar assault weapons ban during the Clinton presidency in the mid-nineties2. With the Drudge Report linking a photo stating the US Senate was coming for handguns where the final destination was Feinsteins website with the proposed solution to ending gun violence in the US, one has to question why the sudden move towards an assault weapons ban considering the number of public schools in the US and the high number of weapon ownership has only resulted in a minor number of shootings. This is not to say at the least that school shootings should be disregarded and those children and school officials killed by this lunatic are nothing at all, to the contrary, it is a major incident and those lost is a national tragedy. There are points to be made and indicators that Washington DC politicians and other same agenda local politicians that need to be linked and identified.
The important fact must be noted, that is, I fully put my faith and commitment in the US Citizen rather than depending on the politicians of Wash DC, who have over the last several decades gone astray from the traditions of what made the US great in the first place. The 1st Amendment of the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, is there because it is protected by the 2nd Amendment. I totally agreed that US Citizens need to have weapons similar to that of their counterparts in law enforcement and the military. Being a former law enforcement officer and commissioned captain within the US Army, MP Corps I understand and commit to this opinion and understand that perhaps this might endanger my well being sometime in the future. I strongly doubt it due to the reliance on responsible US Citizens to do what they know is right. Civilian versions of military weapons, like the M4 or AR15 type semi-automatic rifle used by the lunatic at Sandy Hook are just that, similar, but do not have the capacity to go full or 3 round burst for the average buyer. There is a time now, more so since the founding of the US, that the US citizen needs to be armed, needs to continue to be responsible, and they need to engage in protecting their community and aid the security and law enforcement officials where necessary and to become active in this daily endeavor. Fox News telecasted a US Marine that had recently been separated who stood in front of his kids elementary school, unarmed, but aware and looking for indicators to provide comfort and safety as a first line of defense and stated he will continue in civilian clothes until a proper solution is emplaced. This is exactly what is needed throughout the nation. What is not needed is some self-serving politician like Feinstein telling the rest of the nation that all US Citizens are not responsible; do not need weapons similar to military versions, and to leave it to the government to provide the protection and answers. These same people are driving the economy into the ground, over-spending, will begin to over-tax, and initiate the process of taking away freedoms and trashing the US Constitution, the very document that US military officers pledge an oath to defend and protect, from foreign or domestic enemies. Feinstein and her ilk want an unarmed citizenry in order to deflect and control what is about to occur.
Just the other day I asked a personal friend of mine to comment on this fiscal cliff that the US is about to fall off. His response was,
Not to worry...the Federal Reserve is going to print enough money ($1 trillion) to pay the bills in 2013. The problem comes later when either the dollar becomes worth less (hopefully not worthless) or when the bond market revolts and interest rates spike. There’s no fiscal free lunch, but both parties are carrying on as if this is all sustainable. The cuts and tax increases they are proposing are too small to matter. Things should stay together in near term as other currencies are a mess too...but eventually there’s going to be a real crisis...fiscal cliff isn’t the big one.
Again, we must look for and identify the indicators on the economic side of the entire globe. Apparently, from where he sits in the financial world, other currencies will fail and soon shall those of the US type. Other blogs and writers have stated that the US, once it hits this Big One, will have the average citizen looking to blame those responsible. Those responsible, (Wash DC) know this and are using events like Sandy Hook to prepare for the eventual outcome of destroying the Republic, which they so hate and despise. In the end, it will be the responsible US Citizen that has prepared for the worst, armed with military style weapons, and have been trained to monitor the upcoming situation, and respond rationally be taking an active role in their community and not succumbing to federal pressure to bow down and submit to a tyrant and those that think the average citizen must be controlled and filtered down to a lowly worker of the state.
If the elected leadership of this nation really cared about the Citizen, then they would be working towards stopping abortion, which estimates that over 1 million babies are killed yearly just in the US alone. The leadership would be working on stopping illegal foreigners from entering the US to commit crimes, evade taxes, and culminate operations that lead to what occurred on 11 SEP 2001. The elected leadership does not care about the freedoms of the average US Citizen, but what can be used to achieve their end desires. This recent proposal from Feinstein is an attempt to wane down the Day of Reckoning that will happen once the Big One hits the US economic sectors and releases a tidal wave of destruction into the societal and political realms. Having an unarmed populace makes life easier for the elected leadership, but not for those of us working for our families future and livelihood. To counter a tyrant, the citizen must be armed or closely armed, like the military that protects such treasonous leaders.
We do not need more gun laws or bans. What is needed is for parents to become more involved in their kids lives, take an active approach at changing the gun laws in their respective states that will allow armed parents, teachers, and other legal owners to guard what is, in the end, a national treasure, the children. Teachers that are currently armed, as in a particular school in Texas, do not have loners, groups, or other deranged nutcases showing up at their school. Schools that have armed police and security have the same results. We do not need to disarm but arm ourselves with the correct information and weapon coupled with the responsibility and training to safeguard our own communities, churches, and schools. Emotions run wild on these types of matters, but emotions are short lived. What is needed is a factual and dedicated solution that has identified the indicators and a proper response is emplaced while freedoms are not taken away. Please use this in total and send a copy to your representative and tell them that we, the Citizens of the US, will do our part in protecting our community and that Wash DC needs to demonstrate fiscal responsibility first, stop illegal immigration, and stop treading on the freedoms guaranteed to all of us by the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights!
I sent a copy to my representatives Coats and Young of IN.
ARE these psyciatrists and keepers of our children THAT STUPID????
The old school should be demolished and turned into a memorial site.
The old school needs to be cleaned and use as before.
We need to explain to our children bad things happen, learn to deal with them and go on with life.
Why waste millions on buildig a new school.
ARE these psyciatrists and keepers of our children THAT STUPID????
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I have been wondering since the ‘event’ if I was missing something.
Ok, move them out of the surroundings of the tragedy.
Go to the expense (I know money not an object etc) of RECREATING the new surroundings to make it as like the old as possible so it is more comfortable for the students.
Doesn’t one offset the other?
Of course when you are overrun with shrinks, lawyers and idiots, stuff like this happens.
Vultures is correct. Several years ago our local TV station was hollering about the police finding and “ASS-AULT RIFLE!” when they arrested a man.
He had an “ASS-AULT RIFLE!”
Found in his posession was an “ASS-AULT RIFLE!”
After making sure they had repeated the words “ASS-AULT RIFLE!” several times, they finally showed a photo of it.
It was a WWII era M1 Carbine.