David Kupelian has written a column for WND.Com declaring that in nearly every mass school shooting the killers had been taking psychiatric medications, and that appears to be the case regarding Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza, as per a few early interviews with those who knew him.
Kupelian wonders why the old media has not been trying to pin down what meds — or other psychiatric treatment — Lanza was getting.
A complete airing could make a lot of lives better. It might even save some.
Pharm Connection To Mass Shootings?
And the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Delaware County Daily Times and your senator and congressman and all others who are looking not to let a crisis go to waste to advance a political cause.
Wellington Oliveira killed 12 children and himself on April 7, 2011 at Tasso da Silveira Municipal School which is an elementary school in Rido de Janeiro, Brazil. Twelve other people were seriously wounded.
Oliveira, 23, used a .38-caliber revolver and .32-caliber revolver to do the damage.
Brazil has strict gun laws. All weapons are required to be registered with the state, the minimum age for ownership is 25, and it is almost impossible to legally carry a weapon outside the home. Gun owners are required to pay an BRL $85 fee every three years for each weapon they own.
The laws didn’t save the children, just as the relatively strict gun laws in Connecticut didn’t save the children in Newtown.
Those who want to take advantage of the tragedy and seek not to let a “serious crisis go to waste” should hang their heads in eternal shame.
Wellington Oliveira You Didn’t Hear About
Callous people are attempting to use the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. to advance their pet political cause, namely greater restrictions on the private possession of firearms. The lead stories in today’s, Dec. 17, Philadelphia Inquirer and Delaware County Daily Times are both quasi-editorials pushing for more gun control.
OK, we can play that game. We are proposing the Respect for Life Act. This law would ban abortion in order to create a culture where it’s inconceivable to take an innocent life with premeditation. Mass, random school shootings targeting children really didn’t start in this country — Olean, NY in 1974, San Diego in 1979 — until after Roe v. Wade was decided so one can’t deny a correlation. Certainly can’t hurt anything, right?
But we want to take it further. We want it taught to all that there will be a universal accounting for the acts they do while they breath. So our bill will include a requirement that the 10 Commandments be placed on every school room wall — the Talmudic division
is fine — and that each day begin with the reciting of the Lord’s Prayer with special emphasis on the “lead us not into temptation” and “deliver us from evil” parts.
While this law would go a long way into making our schools, and society, as safe as they were in 1960 it would still not be enough, though.
And that is why we are also proposing the Bring Back The Cuckoo’s Nest Act. This law would once again give families, and society, the ability to incarcerate their loved ones in mental facilities if they should display behavior indicating a tendency for irrational violence to themselves or others.
One personally knows at least three people who committed acts of gun violence — including a mass shooting — who would have been locked away before the deed in saner times.
Newtown Tragedy Inspires Respect For Life Act
As of this writing 27 persons are reported dead after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. including 18 children, the gunman and the gunman’s mother who was a teacher at the school and whose class the gunman appears to have targeted.
The gunman has been identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza and has reportedly killed himself. A Sig Saur handgun, a Glock 9 handgun and a Bushmaster rifle were found at the scene.
If the reports are correct, this will be the nation’s second worst massacre of school children surpassed only by the Bath, Mich. tragedy of 1927 in which a twisted man named Andrew Kehoe blew up his farm and the school killing 45 including 38 children, himself and his wife who he beat to death at his home. His suicide was performed by driving to the disaster scene at the school and exploding his car amidst a crowd.
Kehoe was the school board treasurer and plotted for months to blow up the Bath Consolidated School sneaking explosives in while pretending to do repairs.
The death toll at Columbine High School in 1999 was 13.
The first mass shooting in the U.S. occurred on April 9, 1891 when 70-year-old James Foster fired a shotgun at a group of children on the playground of St. Mary’s Parochial School in Newburgh, N.Y. causing several minor injuries.
For the next several decades — excepting the incident in Bath — school violence involved specific disputes rather than random attacks. That changed on Jan. 29, 1979 when 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer opened fire from her window with a .22 caliber rifle given to her by her father on children at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego who she “said looked like cows”. Two adults were killed and eight children wounded.
The shooting was the inspiration for the Boomtown Rats hit I Don’t Like Mondays.
Since then there have been at least 12 mass school shootings in which children were targeted just because they were children.
They can see no reasons ‘Cuz there are no reasons as the song says. Choosing evil does not mix well with choosing reason.
Ed note: The gunman was misidentified as the killer’s brother in initial reports.
Thoughts On The Connecticut Massacre
Facebook Fake Regarding Breivik — A Facebook page allegedly created by Anders Behring Breivik, who is being cited as the being the murderer behind the July 22 terror rampage in Norway, is being circulated around the Web.
The page declares his political affiliation to be “conservative” and his religion as “Christian”.
Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs, however, is saying those affiliations appeared to have been added after the shootings.
She has posted explanations and sceenshots of Breivik’s original Facebook Norwegian page and the revised English one on her site.
Facebook Fake Regarding Breivik
Facebook Fake Regarding Anders Behring Breivik Norweign Mass Shooter
Massacre Victim Was Dallas Green’s Granddaughter — Christina-Taylor Green, the nine-year-old granddaughter of Dallas Green, was among the six killed in yesterday’s attack at a congresswoman’s constituency meeting at a Safeway in Tuscon, Az.
Green managed the Philadelphia Phillies to their first world title in 1980.
The congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat who represents the state’s 8th District, miraculously survived a bullet that passed through her brain. Her condition is described as critical but doctors have expressed optimism that she will live.
Ms. Giffords was considered a moderate and was one of 19 Democrats who voted against Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 5 in the election for Speaker of the House.
Also, among the dead was Federal District Judge John McCarthy Roll , a moderate conservative, and native Pennsylvanian, who was appointed by George H.W. Bush in 1991.
The accused killer, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, was described as “left wing, quite liberal ” by those who knew him. Loughner in internet postings had express a dislike for religion and admiration for the writings of Karl Marx and Adolph Hitler.
Ms. Giffords is Jewish and there are also reports that Loughner had links to an antisemitic group.
Massacre Victim Was Dallas Green’s Granddaughter