I'm a bit disgusted with the finger pointing blame game going on over the Arizona Massacre. Give me a break!! NO ONE or PARTY told Jared Loughner to go and do these types of violent acts! He is a disturbed individual that did not get the help he so obviously needed for a LONG time. I have no desire to even post his image... He appears so satisfied with himself for his evil acts in the latest photo release from prison with his bald head and sneering...
There is a stigma with even slight mental illness that makes people ignore getting necessary treatment... (I believe it is a RESPONSIBILITY to take control to the best of one's ability through treatment. Family and friends should assist in this rather than hinder it with more stigma.) And I do NOT give that as a PASS!! I'm sorry, but what this man did was premeditated and he DID KNOW it was WRONG... I believe in most situations this is the case. You still know that something this heinous is WRONG!! There are very few exceptions... a pretty poor excuse to use to take lives.
No matter the laws attempted at gun control, criminals will continue to get their hands on weapons; and the victims will have no means to protect themselves. Look at the situation with illegal drugs and ILLEGAL immigration... There IS NO CONTROL... Also look at the failed models of this type of plan in countries like Australia, South Africa, and Belgium...
The world today IS violence in training. Look at what is promoted in the media today... Movies, television, video/computer games, politics (blowing things out of context to promote anger and fear)... even cartoons. The disrespect that grows and casual attitudes towards red flags...
I think some more attention should be shown on the heroes and victims of this tragedy!
"The Washington Post has information about the six people who died, including an elderly woman whose husband was also shot, but survived, a young girl who wanted to grow up to be a politician, a man who gave his life to save his wife, and an aide to Rep. Giffords who had just gotten engaged. They, along with a federal judge, lost their lives in a shooting incident that left another 13 people injured."
Representative Gabrielle Giffords
If you'd like more details,
this next clip gives more detail of what went down.
I believe that more should be said about the things
good people do when it matters most.
Stop pointing the finger where it doesn't belong!
Trying to further an agenda in the face of tragedy...
What's your cause? Link it up!