The Tragedy in Conneticut...

My head reels at yet another tragedy that probably could have been prevented or at least been less horrific. I cannot try to get into the head of someone who would do such a thing. I can't imagine an entire Kindergarten class murdered by the teachers psychopathic son (or anyone). Beautiful children, just starting their lives....

Flashback to the summer. A bunch of people watching the latest batman movie.... A violent movie, yes but on the big screen... 12 dead....

A mall in Oregon full of holiday shoppers....

Can we do anything? Do we always have to play the victim?

First off I think most will agree that one must be mentally ill to do such a crime...I presume being a psychopath is a mental illness... Yet we have no easy access to mental health without money. You can't treat or diagnose problems if you don't look for them. Most of the time the people around them knew the shooter was troubled. Already we know Adam Lanza seemed to be an asocial youth without friends or much human contact.

Then, I ask why does anyone, especially a kindergarten teacher, need assault weapons? I understand about the second amendment but does that give me the right to own any weapon? Perhaps I could have my own small nuclear bomb (if I could build it or order it) just in case someone were to break into my home? It seems that semi-automatic weapons should be legal for military and law enforcement. Why would a kindergarten teacher (or any civilian) need one? let alone 3?

The teacher is dead, killed by her own son with her own gun... A tragedy in itself... But her deranged son put on body amour, went to his mother's school then shot the people in the office then went to his mom's classroom and killed each and everyone of those precious children in his mother's class.

I am from Idaho. Most of my fellow citizens, Democrat and Republican alike, have guns and hunt. I am not advocating for any action on hand guns or hunting rifles. I just do not believe average citizens needs or benefits from legal semi-automatic assault weapons. It allow tragedies to take place...

By the way yesterday, in China, a deranged man came into a school and knifed 22 students... Horrific but the students are still alive... With a handgun there would have been a tragedy but their would have been less victims. Perhaps he could have been stopped at the office.

These are my thoughts this morning.