Originally Posted by tgooberbutt
True, but you can only do so much damage with a pistol or shot gun before authorities or good samaritans intervene. There's no reason anyone needs a semi-automatic of any kind. The damage in CT could have been limited...but instead we have 26 people dead.
I couldn't agree more. Our forefathers were loading muskets when they wrote that. They didn't forsee the mess. If those legal guns hadn't been in that house it would have been a lot harder for him to do this to them and to himself.
Also, I do agree with Zadi about mental health. We need to help our youth unwind themselves when things aren't right. This young man had his problems but he was an honor student and not exactly pegged to turn out as the criminal type. Obviously he will be picked apart because something was broken inside of him. I guess my point is we all have our flaws that could make us seem unstable at points in our life, there isn't always something that gives a big warning.
"He was an honors student who lived in a prosperous neighborhood with his mother, who liked to host dice games and decorate the house for the holidays." Source
I watched most of the day and listened to the police scanner. It is just heartbreaking. So much life wasted.