Since the tragedy in Conn., commentary and letters center around more gun “control,” such as limiting who can buy guns and what kinds of guns they can own. May I quote Founding Father George Mason? “To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them.”
We know this. We have a Second Amendment because of it; yet each time some individual uses a gun rather than some other means of killing, the media and the gun-shy want to pass more laws. As if laws will stop a single individual whose mindset has focused on violence.
What we need to discuss is how can we identify those who might turn to violence, and how to protect the innocent.
I read an article by the mother of a child who, at a young age, is so prone to violence that her younger children know to run to the car and lock the doors to protect themselves.
Who or what is helping her to protect that child and those he might endanger?
The discussion ought to be about mental health and safe yet productive environments for those who are not able to socialize well enough to be trusted roaming free.
Let’s get started!