Hey, ‘Lympian, how would it go for a shooter in an NRA office? I suspect that it would be over quickly.
Comment by Hopefulone — December 15, 2012 @ 11:49 am
They hate the NRA because they follow the rules.
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — December 15, 2012 @ 12:19 pm
An idea that has been playing pong in the back of my head is something like: with the continued wussification of America and the the overabundance of unnecessary litigation in various areas, kids don’t have the skills to deal well with conflict and instead of steam being released at lower levels like we did as kids–play hard to work off energy, minor fights to settle things and move on ( I had a couple of fistfights in school and turned out somewhat okay. . .) as well as the ability to get bumped around and take a hit, we end up with ‘virtual bullying’ and characters who are bottled up till they explode in a big way.
Also in a nation of 300million we’re doing okay overall, we just have too many for profit news makers competing over the same stories that makes the tragic look like the holocaust and Krakatoa rolled together. Then there is their agenda which spins the story away from real facts (and solutions).
Attempting to acquire a firearm, if knowingly unqualified, is illegal.
Purchasing a firearm for someone else is illegal.
Taking a firearm onto school property is illegal [insert short list of minor exceptions].
Harming children is illegal.
Shooting at children is illegal.
Murdering children is illegal.
Disarming the law-abiding citizenry is un-friggin’-Constitutional.
Establishing certified-victim zones is irresponsible.
(What? Oh, right.)
Carrying a weapon — if one is willing, capable, responsible, knowledgeable, and skilled — to defend oneself and others should be seen as the moral responsibility of free citizens.
Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — December 15, 2012 @ 12:52 pm
They hate everybody who doesn’t agree.
Nobody hates like the tolerant, diverse, left.
Comment by JoeBandMember™ — December 15, 2012 @ 2:11 pm
For him to be denied then he was in the system for some reason. Felony record? Declared insane? Why was he denied?
^^mech (7) Thoughts? – take what you said in the first paragraph and add in video addiction to gratuitously violent yet unrealistic games and movies (resets, start overs, get killed and play again, nobody reloads, nobody is scared, electronic armor, force shields and other fantasy fixes and it becomes too easy to generate angry, impotent punks who use their fantasy coaching from their electronic lives to try for revenge on the oppressors, the vulnerable other.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — December 15, 2012 @ 9:56 pm
This guy committed four felonies before he took the first child’s life.
Killed his mother – 1st or 2nd degree murder
Stole her guns – Grand larceny
Stole her car – Grand thief auto
Brought guns to school zone with intent – pure EVIL!
The entire left is going upside down, in a foaming at the mouth lather, telling people that the NRA is responsible for the CT massacre. Some are advocating the murder of NRA officers and members. Communist Democratic politicians are calling for total gun bans. The usurper “President” is pretending to cry on national TV. The leftist media lie shows are full of raving lunatics, blaming everyone but the shooter.
Do the stupid bastards think we will just hand over our guns?
Comment by JoeBandMember™ — December 16, 2012 @ 1:43 pm
Legal age to buy a rifle is 18, handgun 21. So he was rejected for some other reason than his age.
Any responsible gun dealer has the legal obligation to refuse to sell guns to anyone who strikes him as “hinky”. That’s in the law. Most gun dealers are indeed responsible and don’t want crazy people and criminals to buy their guns. There are plenty of sane, peacefull people to sell to. So unlike say birth control pills, a gun vendor isn’t required by law to sell to anyone who passes the BATFE on-line check.