Sunday, December 16, 2012

Connecticut is not far away

Everyone is saying it boils down to not having strict enough gun control, and not having enough support for mental health problems. I suppose to other countries, we look like gun-toting idiots. People say guns don't kill people; people kill people. That's nice, but wrong. It takes so little time to kill with a gun. If you're killing with a knife, or your hands, with each stab or punch you have to re-commit yourself to the goal of killing someone. You have to keep making the decision over and over. With a gun, you don't get that luxury of time.

I am not really prepared to kill another person, unless I am 100% positive they are trying to kill me, so I should not have a gun. Plus I have anger management issues, so people like me probably shouldn't be allowed near guns. That's okay - I can find other hobbies.

I wonder if, had Adam Lanza's mother lived, would she have killed herself from the shame of having a son who would do something so horrifying? Think of that executive in China who killed himself a few years ago when there was all that lead discovered in toys. The nurse who put through a call about Kate Middleton. Where has America's sense of shame gone? We are not ashamed enough, or often enough.

Not that we should all go killing ourselves out of shame, but we should be more ashamed. Honey Boo Boo should not be as successful a show as it is. We should be ashamed enough to behave better.

I wonder what Adam Lanza's mother was thinking, letting her crazy son have access to these guns. Maybe he always moped around and this ... this hobby was the only thing that seemed to make him happy. Maybe there was some other reason. Maybe she was a little crazy herself and just wasn't thinking straight.

I don't know. I am depressed. Not as depressed as the parents of those dead kids in Connecticut though.


snarkylicious said...

Truth. All of it.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you could consider expressing your grief without passing judgement on something you know nothing about.

sam said...

I've since found out that the mother was one of those "we must prepare for End Times!" and stockpiled, so clearly, she was a nut. Anon, I am going to judge and I think I have the right to judge people who KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE since the killer clearly didn't judge other people's lives to be more important than what he wanted to do in that moment.

Lil'Sis said...

the beauty of a personal blog that people can choose to visit is that we are free to write whatever we please...thanks for sharing as always Sam, I thought your post was honest, truthful and said things many of us are thinking. Hang in there.

HDVixen said...

The Daily Mail has a similar report about Lanza, identifying her as a member of the Doomsday Preppers movement. There are many errors in that article, so take that for what it's worth.
nobody wins, many lose.
If you don't like the "the beauty of a personal blog that people can choose to visit is that we are free to write whatever we please." don't visit.
I won't anymore. The viewing of this fantastical journey is ended.
Delete away Sam.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sam, I found your blog from a link in another blog I read. I am really impressed by the way you take care of your sisters. I hope you don't mind me asking, but why was your mom at the world trade center on 9/11? Did she work there?