Originally Posted by etisll40
I think 2 things should come from this, one being to look closely at individuals who are mentally ill and there could be more done at that level and advocating people to own and carry weapons to protect themselves and others. I read that in Switzerland you must be trained and own a firearm to retain your citizenship. I think that's the direction we need to go. It would be one of the only ways to avoid a coming military state in the USA, because ultimately we either protect ourselves and others or we will have police and military in every public place and not be able to protect ourselves in private homes if gun restrictions continue. Look where NYC is, no firearm ownership by anyone other than law enforcement there. The crime rate especially violent is out of control in NYC.
We were indeed a much more sane, and safer society when we truly had a "gun culture" in this country where pretty much everyone owned and was trained, usually from early childhood how to use and respect firearms.
Today, sadly they are so unavailable for many that they carry such a mystique about them that they become the focus of obsession for the mentally deranged who seek fame/infamy even if it is only a fleeting moment before their own deaths.
Turds like this idiot in CT cannot be stopped by any amount of laws restricting gun rights. Take away their access to guns and they'll make fuel/fertilizer bombs and go out as suicide bombers.
The first line of defense in this nation should always be well armed populous, not it's last line of defense in desperate times.
May the souls of the innocent find peace and comfort with our lord and hopefully this idiot will spend an eternity in hell for his crimes.