Predictably the Left seeks to politicize tragedy with anti-gun agenda while avoiding any accountability for the culture of violence THEY promote!
And as usual, focus on the REAL problem of mental health gets lost!
How many times have we been down this road? Some horrific gun crime occurs and rather than focus on the breakdown in mental health and community services which might have prevented the crime the left immediately goes bonkers for more gun control.
Would more gun laws have prevented the horror at the Newton, Connecticut school? Nope. Connecticut already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. The guns used in this unspeakable horror were legally purchased by the shooter's mother who is among the victims.
The school itself is a gun free zone but laws about guns don't stop deranged shooters intent on mass murder do they? Had someone at the school been armed this tragedy might never have occurred.
Take away the guns say the Left. Really? You think that would work? Even if you could assure that all the guns were exclusively in the hands of law enforcement officers there is nothing to stop a would be killer from creating a bomb or chemical weapon to do the job. We have laws against those too. On the same day as the Connecticut shooting a knife wielding lunatic slashed 22 children at a school in central China. Ban cutlery next?
Democrats talk about "exploiting" the tragedy to promote gun laws that everyone knows will not solve the problem. It's the same idiotic attitude that causes them to demand tax hikes on the rich knowing that it won't do more than put a small dent in the deficit problem.
Then there's the usual Hollywood crowd who leapt to their Twitter devices to hammer out demands for gun control. But don't you DARE suggest to any of them that violent films, music or video games might play a role in unhinging a fragile mind. Nope... The Hollywood crowd stands firm on their First Amendment rights. It's the Second Amendment they want to do away with.
And Obama got into the act by calling for "meaningful action" to prevent such tragedies. He precedes that plea by listing other recent tragedies such as those at "a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in
Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago." Never once does he or any Democrat allude to mental health or culture of violence issues which underlie that carnage. Nope.. it's guns, guns and guns. But why solve a problem when it comes in so handy for promoting a political agenda!
And did anyone ever stop to think that unhinged minds like the Connecticut shooter might see examples of violence coming directly from the left? Just this week we had another violent assault by Labor Union thugs in Michigan. Steven Crowder, who was assaulted in the melee has had to hire private security to protect his family. Union thugs now threaten to go to the school of the Governor's daughter and disrupt a soccer game.
It's no wonder gun sales are skyrocketing with Obama's re-election. On the one hand you have Democrats threatening to take away our guns and on the other you have them threatening to kill us and doing nothing about the mental health and cultural disease that causes tragedies like the Newton shooting to occur with greater frequency during the Obama era.
As I said following the Tucson shooting that left six dead and former Congresswoman Giffords damaged for life, we need to focus on the mental health aspects of this type of crime, not the tools by which perpetrator carries out the evil act. Failure to do so means we will continue to see more shootings, bombings, stabbings, or poisonings like the horror in Newton!