The #Newtown Atrocity, Children and America’s Priorities
Posted by KingShamus on December 15, 2012
By now, you know that monstrous evil has visited Newtown, Connecticut.
After killing his mother in her Newtown home, 20-year-old Adam Lanza drove her car to Sandy Hook Elementary, where officials said she taught, and gunned down 20 children and six adults before killing himself.
Most of the dead were found in two first-grade classrooms, police said.
Students described being ushered from their classrooms hand-in-hand, with their eyes closed, to the safety of a nearby fire station as police converged on the school. Anguished parents rushed to the scene.
State police sources told The Courant that Lanza had his brother Ryan Lanza’s identification, which initially led to confusion about his identity, police said. He was dressed in black fatigues, police said.
His motives are unknown.
We may never know what made the shooter commit such a heinous crime. From our current information, we do know that he turned the gun on himself. The last act of a monstrous fiend, who murdered innocent children for some insane reason, was to take the coward’s way out.
While the rest of America was still trying to sort through this heinous crime, the American progressive movement rushed to take advantage of a crisis. We’ve heard the Hollywood Left bleat out their usual cliched stupidity. David Frum and the rest of the news media vultures have thoroughly beclowned themselves. They’re playing the same tired old gun control song and dance that they always do.
Why do these folks carry on like this? Because they’re stupid. Gleefully stupid, in fact. The ever-present race for gun control can only be explained by the foolishness of the people making the argument. They’re uninformed idiots who react to everything using their dopey emotion-rich logic-deficient ideology.
So let’s not fall into their trap.
If we really want to do something to prevent gun violence at schools, ponder a glaring inconsistency in our society. The citizens of the United States are very comfortable hiring armed men and women to guard places like banks and credit unions. This is seen as a reasonable deterrent to thieves who try to steal our property.
So as a nation, we’ve made the decision to guard our money with armed security officers. Great. At the same time, when Americans send their children to school, what guards them? School secretaries. Video cameras. Metal detectors. Gun-Free zones.
In other words, nothing.
Parents routinely drop their children off at schools that cannot deal with a mad man determined to bring death on a large scale. They do this because we cannot imagine that this kind of isolated incident will happen in our communities. For whatever reason, Americans think that it can’t happen to them.
Then a malignant human cancer comes along and violently shatters our delusions.
If this country really loves its kids, we’d better start protecting them at least as well as we protect our cash.