In the days following the worst tragedy ever seen in Tucson, everyone is turning to point fingers at most everyone and everything other than Jared Lee Loughner. How did a madman like this get access to a gun? Why did no one see the warning signs? Conservatives like Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and Glenn Beck were the cause of this according to the Sheriff of Pima County. The NRA and gun toting right wing radicals are always a favored target after a tragic shooting.
It is very difficult to find anyone in the mainstream media or left leaning pundits to acknowledge that the suspect, Jared Loughner, was solely responsible for the horrific acts that he commited. Sure, it goes without saying that he is accused of pulling the trigger, but the liberal left is quick to point to others who caused Loughner to do what he did. Like many others who commit crime, Loughner was influenced by someone, he came from a broken home, he was abused. The excuses are endless from liberals.
The answer will not be known for sure unless Loughner explains his actions, and that answer may be as rambling and incoherent as his YouTube videos, and internet postings. Interviews with several psychiatrists paint a picture of a paranoid schitzophrenic who lost all touch with reality. According to one psychiatirist Loughner reached a tipping point in his mental delirium. He began to lash out at others. His lack of perceived success in his academic, and social life was troubling him and he began to blame those around him. He began to blame his teachers, fellow students, and even the government.
It would be refreshing for the liberal left to point blame to who and what is responsible instead of trying to score political points. Lets start with Loughner, severe mental illness, and the use of illicit drugs before we start restricting personal liberties for all based on the horrific acts of one.