samhill wrote:The thing I'm seeing is there are a lot of sources saying what they think may happen without knowing. Then the whole thing has been turned into a don't blame the shooter but blame the victims or in the school case the adults in charge, the shooter becomes almost invisible & the anger is directed at what might be & how it may or may not effect some that somehow now feel that they too are victims.
Say what? I don't follow.
I think what we're talking about here is 2 different things.
Every one blames the shooter first, second what has allowed it to happen (most agree it is rooted in lack of parental supervision, or simply mental illness), next are contributing factors, (Like shootings that took place in an advertised defensless zone - the school) The media glorifies the shooter (everyone in the country knows his name now right) and millions of dollars have been made off of the tragety through media coverage so that's not going to change.
This issue is over and done. Case closed
New issue, new case:
The next issue is some people using the recent events to their advanage to take away some of our freedoms. Using the media and heightened emotions to rationalize it. It's not about the type of gun or the number of bullets, there is a much larger picture.
There are 2 victims - those that have been victims of a mentally ill shooter, and the rest of the law abiding citizens that are having their freedoms infringed upon because of a couple bad apples.