It is a fact of life, unfortunately, that in a free, armed society, mentally deficient people are occasionally going to come into possession of, and use with horrible results, weapons.
The parties responsible for allowing this to happen, (mentally unstable individuals getting weapons), are responsible for any and all actions that follow.
This is a tragedy beyond words, and my heart goes out to all of the people and families involved.
Immediately, the “political who-ores” sprang from the woodwork, from both sides, implying this was the fault of the words of some other political party or follower.
That is, of course, BULLEXCREMENT!
The following is a copy of an answer I gave on a website claiming it is the political divisiveness in the country that caused this horrific attack.
The fact of the matter is this :
Anyone that would walk up to someone and shoot them in the face for no reason is seriously mentally ill. It really doesn’t matter what the last thing he heard or read is, because he is sick. If we are too blame anyone else, or any other speech or any other party, with what this mentally challenged person did, then the ramifications would be that no one could ever have a public disagreement with anyone over anything, lest we trigger the sick among us.
I am not ready, nor should we clamor for, lowering the bar of free speech because of how mental patients might react. If they are discovered before they do something crazy and anti-social, institutionalize them for all our safety. Did you read his youtube rantings? He seemed to be paronoid, blathering about “mind control”. No one who knew him thought he was off? His writing were incomprehensible.
If they are not discovered beforehand, and they manage to act out, it is their responsibility for the damage they do, or is done to them.
A free society cannot tip-toe around the deranged. Evil acts are going to happen. We can do what we can, within the law, to protect ourselves. Arizona is a concealed-carry state. I am surprised, and more then a little disappointed, that more citizens choose to leave their protection to others, rather then exercising that most precious right, themselves.
Government cannot and will not protect us from all the dangers of life.
Whenever some crime occurs, the police, who are good, well-meaning citizens, say, “we can’t be everywhere at once”.
Well, in a state like Arizona, you can carry personal protection, and you always are around when you need you!
I’m obviously aware that this would not have stopped this particular incident, because he reportedly started with the head shot to the Congresswoman.
Regardless of what anyone says, a gun in the hands of a law-abiding citizen is only a danger to criminals and tyrants.
Every state with the toughest gun laws has the highest gun crimes. The experiment has failed.
When Kennasaw, Ga was suffering a rash of home break ins, they passed an ordinance that all homes had to have a gun. Break ins stopped. Criminals are cowards, if they know you are armed they will leave you alone, (how many cops are mugged? Is it because of the pretty uniform, or the weapon they carry?).
This guy is sick, but he is also lucky. I would rather he were in a body bag with numerous bullet holes.
No one is responsible for how a delusional mind will react to what they say.
If so, no one may speak in public anymore, and all forms of public entertainment, (movies, tv, radio, internet, newspapers, etc.), must cease, immediately, for the children.