The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., is a horrible reminder that awful things can happen to good people at any time or in any place. It makes us all aware of how fortunate we are to have what we have, when our families are safe and sound.
The usual suspects are trying again to overturn the Second Amendment, using this. People, not guns, kill people and will find whatever weapon they can to do so. Also, the Second Amendment was meant to allow us to be able to form an equally well-armed militia if ever we felt that our government had become tyrannical.
Another faction wants to further erode the First Amendment by trying to control what video games or shows our children watch.
Good parents control what their children watch. They also teach their children the difference between right and wrong, so they can use the proper judgment when confronted with situations that might be harmful to others. When the child has a mental problem, that is another story. In fact, that is the story here.
This young man had Asperger’s syndrome. The symptoms and solutions for this or similar disorders are not totally clear, but there is certainly knowledge that there is help needed.
Some say the drugs cause the problem and others say not taking them does. Both need investigating.
When someone shows a propensity to harm themselves or others, they have to be able to be placed where they can get the needed help. If it can be done without drugs, so much the better.
The system today provides too many rights to those incapable of making the right choices. They have to actually kill someone before it can be determined that they might.
The mentally ill need as good a system as the mentally handicapped.
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