My love and condolences go out to the families of those affected by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. I have young children. For every 1 bad guy they learn about, I plan to teach them about 3 heroes. I hug them often, but you can't prevent evil from happening. All you can do is teach them not act on evil.
But one thing is really bothering me about it. This should
not be a gun control issue. The shooter did not own or purchase the guns
he used to carry out this awful act. He killed and stole them from the
owner. This should be a mental health issue. We need to address the
mentally ill. There are literally NO options for them to receive help.
All you can do is keep alerting the police and keep a record, but that
does NOTHING for prevention. My mom is mentally ill. I've had police
involved with her before. Will that keep her from getting off her meds
and doing things again? NO. Would a state run facility be able to take
care of her? YES. Does my state have any facilities? ONE. Is their
facility overwhelmed and understaffed? YES. What happens when I try to
send my mom away for help? She comes back 1 day later.
can you do? Press your local governments to fund mental health programs
and facilities. As for gun control.. The only thing that will stop a
bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Gun laws will only create
more criminals. The US already has more citizens in jails than any other
country in the world. And those aren't safe either.. they're just full of the mentally ill because they have no where else to go for help.