>Sure...but I just don't get the argument that they are the CAUSE of people going out and killing...<
you are right all the kids that play war and violent games will not go out and actually try it in real life but it only takes one like this nut case to do it.
Yes it is video games. SMH
Has nothing to do with being ridiculed his entire life, picked on by those who feel superior and need to feel better about themselves, targeting him. Even his mother had special rules for him.
The kid was wound too tight, and snapped, plain and simple. Add a careless firearm owner to the mix and it became volatile.
Mental illness is real, and as witnessed, serious.
I'm old school and don't understand what benefit these games bring to anyone. What positive characteristic does it build? What does it teach.... Killing?
The point is true about gun control not being the answer to it all, but regulations on what type of guns are allowed to be sold are a must. Extended magazines and things like that.
The biggest part of it is the mental health care piece.
This is not really on topic, but I decided to vent here. So three days after this horrific crime I take my fourth grade daughter to school this morning because it's holiday concert day and all kids in orchestra and chorus were told to come in at 8:00 AM for rehearsal.
I pull up in front and help my daughter carry her stuff in. The front doors are unlocked, the office is empty and there is not an adult anywhere in sight. There were at least half a dozen kids being dropped off at the same time and there was not a single school employee anywhere.
This is after getting multiple e-mails about reviewing security procedures, having counselors available for the kids, etc. I'm standing in the lobby looking around and thinking there is absolutely nothing to prevent me from walking anywhere in the school, hiding somewhere and waiting until 9:00 when all the kids get there.
I could not believe that after what happened on Friday they would leave a school unlocked with students inside and no adults or security anywhere.
>The point is true about gun control not being the answer to it all, but regulations on what type of guns are allowed to be sold are a must. Extended magazines and things like that.<
I agree Automatic and semi Automatic guns . Should be only for the police and military. There is no need for them out on the street
A couple of very important issues have been and continue to be ignored with this tragedy.
1. The mother should have kept the guns locked in a safe as any responsible gun owner should.2. There is a rumor, not sure if true that she would take her son, who had obvious mental issues to the gun range. Why show a kid with mental issues how to shoot an AR?
There are a lot more victims than those who died. All the kids from Sandy Hook school are traumatized and it will take a long long time before they and all of us parents who live in Newtown heal.
>I could not believe that after what happened on Friday they would leave a school unlocked with students inside and no adults or security anywhere.<