In the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings, the “solution” always goes back to the simplistic notion that banning guns will somehow prevent tragedies like this from happening…
This notion ignores the fact that someone who wants to commit violent acts will find a means of accessing a firearm. As was done in this case…
The mass murderer in this case, Mr. Lanza, was denied the ability to purchase a rifle from a Danbury, CT. gun shop- earlier that week, according to NBC News. So he simply went to “Plan B” and stole his mother’s guns.
But what if assault weapons were banned?
The more apoplectic readers will undoubtedly cry out, “What if they were?”
The Clinton assault weapons ban from the 90’s didn’t retroactively confiscate existing
weapons in private hands, so they were still around and available for the savvy consumer.
Look at Chicago. It has some of the toughest gun laws in the country and its gun violence rivals Baghdad!
What no one in the media wants to talk about, is that in places where there is concealed carry, violent crime has dropped.
As Bill Bennett, President Bush the First’s Education Secretary opined on “Meet the Press” last Sunday – and with which I wholeheartedly agree – the arming of certain school employees might prevent or minimize atrocities in the future.
In probably the one time I’ve ever agreed with David Axelrod, he suggested that violent movies and video games contribute to the culture of violence. As he so eloquently put it, ”Shouldn’t we also quit marketing murder as a game?”
Numerous studies have shown that violent video games and movies when played or watched
by the young and impressionable teach and normalize aberrant behavior.
The military has run tests on recruits that were raised playing “Call of Duty” like games. and found that the transition to using real weapons with the accuracy they performed in the game greatly reduced the learning curve to using live fire.
Which may explain how murderers like James Holmes and Mr. Lanza were able to hand out such “impressive” kill ratios during their horrendous sprees.
Another factor that mass killers like Holmes, Lanza, and the Columbine killers had in common is being under the influence of SSRI’s like Paxil and Prozac. The “$27” word used to describe one of their side effects is Akathisia – where the drugs drive people- particularly the 25 and under crowd – towards suicide and violence towards others.
Why you would give someone who’s depressed something that makes them violent and suicidal is beyond me.
MUST BE THE MILLIONS DRUG COMPANIES MAKE PEDDLING SUCH POISONS
Go to ssristories.com and see for yourself the havoc these drugs wreak. Then go to lawyersandsettlements.com if you want to see how much the pharmaceutical companies pay out each year defending the lawsuits against the deleterious effects of their drugs.
We’ve got more guns than people in this country and an assault weapons ban would probably work out about as well as the Drug War has. And as for video games- they make more money than Hollywood does now. So don’t think they are going anywhere.
And bad pharmaceuticals, anyone who watches the evening newscasts with their wall-to-wall drug ads knows drug companies probably don’t need to worry too much about being exposed by
You know what? Most of these “problems” are Constitutionally protected anyhow. The same people who say that the 2nd Amendment protecting gun ownership is outdated and not what the Founding Fathers intended, think that hardcore pornography is under the realm of their intent in regards to 1st Amendment.
I personally think that if the Founders were to be resurrected, they would be shocked at the morally bankrupt, militaristic, police state we’ve become… with only one guiding principle- GREED.