The rhetoric seems to be never ending. The blame game has begun, and there is no end in sight regarding comments as to what happened, who should have done what and why. But the real answers as to how to prevent another tragedy like the one in Tucson, AZ have not yet been discussed.
Anyone who has spent enough time listening to TV news, or has read on-line accounts of the incident, has heard or read about all of the finger pointing commentary by everyone from the man on the street to the President himself. But to those who have an “agenda” contrary to Constitutional law or common sense, the truth does not matter.
The fact of the matter is, that no one in their right mind can blame the pro-gun crowd, talk radio, or anyone else. The simple truth is that the shooter in the Tucson incident, Jared Loughner, is a mentally disturbed person who should have been placed in an institution a long time ago, but was not. He has been classified by some ex-classmates as a “Left Wing Pothead”, and, some E-mails regarding Loughner have surfaced from his ex-college classmates that show him as a whacko, as reported by the Washington Post.
An individual committed this horrific crime on humanity; not a gun, not Sarah Palin, and not Talk Radio hosts. Guns, Palin, Talk Radio and its hosts are simply convenient targets for the left. An old saying goes like this: “Guns don’t kill people; people do!” And, that’s exactly what happened! A sick, demented person walked up to an unarmed public official, pointed a gun at her head and pulled the trigger. The gun had nothing to do with it.
A lot has been said by the Pima County Sheriff, but where was Pima County Sheriff, Clarence Dupnik’s officers during this event? Apparently no where to be found until it was too late. Reports say that a woman who saw Loughner reloading his weapon, actually grabbed the clip away from him, then two men were able to tackle Loughner and subdue him. This woman is the real hero in the story!
Loughner’s mindset seems to be no different than the likes of Charles Manson, or Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier who successfully conspired to blow up the Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
The gun is not responsible for the shooting deaths and shooting injuries in Tucson, Arizona, Talk Radio and their hosts are not responsible, and neither is Sarah Palin! The only one responsible for the actual shooting is “Jared Loughner”; a sick demented human being that never received the counseling he needed or should have had. And, if harsher incarceration in a mental facility could have been the answer, no one heard the call.
The week kneed, spineless liberal, gun fearing crowd needs to stop blaming guns and begin blaming the people who do the horrific deeds. Guns don’t hurt anyone until they are used by people like Jared Loughner.