My heart goes out to the innocent. However, this last shooting sparked again the “liberal” rail for gun control. We have gun control laws. The law bans several types from possession. Maybe we should expand the ban. California has good, strict gun laws in place. The nation could follow. We’re required to keep them locked up and with limited 10-round magazines.
We should study if these killers are or ever were on Ritalin as kids or antidepressants as adults. Most of these killers commit suicide after their mania. TV ads for antidepressants warn at the end of the commercial with the disclaimer “may cause suicidal tendencies.” They know.
These are psychotic drugs that suppress serotonin. These treatments may be necessary for some, I understand that, but maybe a study can reveal a connection. We have a medicated society. These drugs inherently produce homicidal and suicidal tendencies in 1 percent of the users. We therefore have an undisclosed army of potential home-grown terrorists. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11,100 Americans died from gun-related killings during 2011, excluding suicides. There were 19,766 suicides by firearms.
This past week in gun abandoned and controlled China, school killings were declared an epidemic. In the most recent incident, the assailant used a knife on 26 children. (www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20723910 and http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8653827.stm.).
The Second Amendment is explicitly written for us Neanderthals to have and keep the tools of freedom. Militia does not mean National Guard or Homeland Security. These are government entities that take “orders.” Our Founding Fathers, having defeated the red coats; knew one day they would return.