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Death penalty sounds more better here if life without parole is the only option for an admitted murderer. If there is no question of guilt, why bother with life?
Wonder how many more of these type individuals are unknown? Wonder if this person or similar individuals will abide by any pending gun control legislation?
Wonder why those pushing for stricter gun control legislatin do not recognize that resitricting law abiding citizens from protecting themselves is in and of itself criminal! As a human being as well as a U.S. citizen, I have a right to protect myself, my family and my property from individuals with no ethics, morals and values.
"stricter gun control legislatin" - So long as it passes the 2nd amendment test, shouldn't we be pleased that society is making sure with background checks and ID requirements that those who claim rights, have the right to claim them? I think so.
It's true that universal background checks wouldn't have stopped this sorry excuse for a human being of going through with his shooting. He apparently stole the gun from his grandfather's barn, but that doesn't mean it won't make it harder for others who mean to kill with guns. His case also shows why we need to do a better of job of dealing with those in our society who are clearly dealing with mental issues to get them the help they need or get them safely put away before they can pull something like this.
I agree Eleanore. We should have the same ID requirements on the right to vote.
The death penalty is too easy of a way out for this punk. I hope that he meets Bubba the very first night in prison.
Here's the kernel of this story, for me: "Before the case went to adult court last year, a juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent to stand trial despite evidence he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies."
Oh, sure. Sounds perfectly sane. Put a completely crazy kid into adult court.
I'm not sure what's crazier here; this obviously wacked-out kid or our criminal justice system.
"I agree Eleanore. We should have the same ID requirements on the right to vote."-------Yes, because a deranged person can kill or injure an awful lot of people if they manage to get their hands on a ballot. Oh, wait.
"We should have the same ID requirements on the right to vote." - We have to, either we're about justice and equality under the law or we aren't. That's why you don't see any of the people screaming for increased background checks for firearms purchases complaining about background checks and ID'ing of voters, because they're all about justice and equality, not about political partisan agendas. It out there for anyone to see based on people's actions. Just, or corrupt.
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