Gun Control Laws

 

I posted the article Return God to School in the aftermath of the massacre in an elementary school in Newton, CT, on Friday, December 14, 2012. I stress two excerpts of the article.

The media has not linked the expulsion of God from schools as a fundamental cause of the increase of violence in schools, including massacres.

The national media has reported gun control and psychiatric treatment of potential massacre perpetrators as the main measures to avert future carnages.

Another massacre has unfortunately occurred in a Community College in Roseburg, OR, on Friday, October 2, 2015. There are pertinent parallels on gun control and psychiatric treatment between the two carnages.

Like Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Connecticut massacre, Christopher Harper-Mercer, the gunman in the Oregon massacre, was living a mostly solitary life with a mother fascinated with firearms. The two mothers amassed weapons and took their sons to shooting ranges, according to the investigation into the Sandy Hook shooting and the Daily Breeze newspaper in Torrance, California, where Ms. Harper lived for years with her son.

Laurel Harper, mother of the gunman, has indicated that her son had a developmental disorder, and that the family knew firearms and gun laws. Her views contrasted with those of her former husband, Ian Mercer, who told CNN the shooting would not have happened if his son, 26, had not had access to 14 guns. All the guns were legally obtained by the shooter or family members over the last three years through a federally licensed firearms dealer. Mr. Mercer asserted, “Somebody has to ask the question: How is it so easy to get all these guns?” “How on earth could he compile 13 guns? How could that happen?”

The father continued, “We talk about gun laws. We talk about gun control. Every time something like this happens, they talk about it and nothing gets done. I’m not trying to say that he is not to blame for what happened, but if Chris had not been able to get hold of 13 guns, this wouldn’t have happened,” the father said.

“It is not guns, it is mental health,” I have heard some Congressmen advocate on Nightly News. Perhaps the dignitaries have had NRA support whose adepts outspend supporters of gun control laws on a 6 to 1 margin. I wonder … does our Congress place money ahead of people? Is the money the root cause of congressional paralysis?

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