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The mom was an aide to the kindergarten class at Sandy Hook Elementary School She taught her Asperger's son to shoot guns, including the one that took her life, and the one took the lives of 26 other people. One speculation, based on what has been found, is that the son thought she loved the kids the school more than him, based on his mindset. Why didn't she own a gun safe, so her firearms would be out of reach of her son?
May she rest in peace. We don't know much about her, but from what has been said that she bought the guns to protect her from an exhusband. Once again, this is a case of how guns can be turned against the person who bought them for 'protection'.
Those clamoring for more guns should realize that those guns did nothing to protect this woman. Statistics show you are more likely to have such weapons used to kill a family member than to thwart some attack. More guns means more deaths from guns.
I know I will get blasted for this post, but what responsibility did the mom play in this horrible tragedy? She had a developmentally disabled son, one she was trying to institionalize (from what I read that's what set him off - he was extremely angry about it, which tells me it was to the point where she couldn't handle him by herself any longer), but yet she has an extensive supply of weapons (semi-automatics?!?!) in the same house. That doesn't seem like a very bright thing to do. She did not deserve to lose her life, of course, but why was there any weapons in that house at all, for goodness sakes?!?!?! And to respond to another poster, she did not buy it to protect herself from her ex-husband. I've read in several articles that the divorce was very amiable, and the ex-husband provided very handsomely for her.
Isn't that how the NRA wants it, though? Everyone should have the right to own a gun. Doesn't matter if they have severe depression or anger management problems or paranoid delusions, owning guns is their God-given constitutional right! And if EVERYONE owned a gun, then when some undesirable person starts shooting up the place, there will always be a good guy around who can take care of the problem, and we'll all live happily ever after! At least, the ones who survive the shootouts will.
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