By Charles E. "Chuck" MarshallI've been avoiding the news about what happened in Connecticut on purpose. First of all, the fact that it was mostly six and seven year old children makes me want to vomit. Second of all, I don't want to hear the media turn this into another circus; "How could this have happened?" I don't know why it happened, and I pray for the victims' families., but I won't listen to the media dig for "reasons" for why it happened. There is no logical "reason". Why did the holocaust happen? Why did 9/11 happen? Why did Stalin purposely starve millions of his own people to death in the 1930's? Why did Romans nail human beings, including the son of God to wooden crosses until they died of the pain? There is Evil in the world, that's why it happened.
What made this guy do it? I'm sure none of us will ever really know, but I sincerely hope that he (I can't recall, 'nor do I care what his name is) is rotting in hell right now and that he is enjoying his close encounter with Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, most of the Roman emperors, and all the other animals that have inhabited this planet in our history. Who murders 6 year old children but those of such ilk ?
I already wrote a blog regarding the nut case that murdered the people in that theater in Colorado., so anyone who is curious as to my opinion on the "crime and punishment" of such people can read that blog, I wrote it in July and it's titled "Movie Massacre in Colorado".
One big legitimate question remains that I feel compelled to address; "Is there a way to avoid such an incident again?" I know there is talk of more gun control, but I sincerely have my doubts such a strategy will work. The country already has millions of such weapons out there on the loose, and nobody will be able to wrest those from the gun loving fanatics that own them. I cannot relate to this passion for wielding weapons, but it is in the constitution and they are within their right. The only thing I can think that might help is to arm schools and places of congregation so that any gunman... no matter how "mad" he is, will think twice before marching in to risk getting his own head blown off before he finishes whatever it is his diseased mind seeks to accomplish. ALSO, we need to start taking much more care of the mentally ill as far as diagnosis and incarceration. If someone is showing signs of violence they need to be watched and they need to have restriction of movement, regardless of how "unfair" it may seem. They cease to have the "right" to become integrated into society when they start fantasizing about murdering innocent people. We owe it to our children. We owe it to the 20 six and seven year old children that had their lives robbed from them in such a brutal, violent way.... and we owe it to their parents that now have a hole in their hearts and in their lives that will almost certainly never really heal.
In My Humble Opinion,