As I am watching the news today on it is a story about a new organization One Million Mom for Gun Control. They are organizing a rally to influence policy as it pertains to gun legislation. Good works I thought; enough madness and mayhem with the guns at the expense of innocents. So much heartache for those left behind.
Then my mind went to that mom of the disturbed young man that massacred all those kids and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. What were her thoughts? According to news reports she had voiced concerns about her son getting worst, and her losing control of him. I don’t know how much or if any of that is true. My question is, did she really have a mentally ill child living right alongside a cabinet full of guns in her home. And if so, what was she thinking?
During this week a gun, plus a flare gun, were found in the backpack of a young child at school. He passed it onto another child. One report had the mom putting the guns in the child’s bag. Another insinuated that he had a 21 and 27 year old brothers so they might have been the culprit. Yet another stated that it is not clear how these guns had gotten into a 7 year old child’s school bag. What the hell is going on? And where was school security?
The pisser is of the two women who were the faces of this Million Mom organization on the news show today, one has been around guns all her life, a hunter. The other is an ex-marine who lost a son and nephew to gun violence. They were both comfortable with guns and being around guns. Now, this ought to be interesting!