Children are the joy of the world.
I know this much is true, and anyone who would take their light from the Earth is mentally ill. Mentally ill people should not have access to guns.
I believe there is no question we should have the right to bear arms in America, but we must keep weapons out of the hands of the evil and the unstable, no matter how strict the gun laws must be to accomplish this.
Updated: I certainly don’t want to demonize the mentally ill, they are (of course) not all prone to violence. It’s true as many have stated today, those with mental illness need better help and more resources in our society in general. This is a huge problem that needs to be addressed.
I am waiting to find out if an assault weapon was used by this unwell person, but if so, why do average citizens have the right to own an assault weapon? I understand active military needing to have these, but why would anyone else? I think they should be banned. A hand gun or regular rifle is just fine unless you are planning to commit mass murder.
“States with stricter gun control laws have fewer deaths from gun-related violence.” Source: The Washington Post.com.
My thoughts and prayers are with the people affected by this horrific tragedy in Connecticut today, my heart aches for them. I’ll be holding my own baby closer than ever in gratitude that I still can.