The Connecticut school shooting tears at the heartstrings of every parent. We must find ways to stop such violence, but more gun laws are not the answer, as statistics prove and common sense verifies.
Law-abiding citizens are the only people affected by laws; others will find ways to get guns. The problem is not that people can get guns, but that people want to kill.
Many of us had guns as kids. We got angry sometimes, but it never occurred to us to turn our guns on strangers, or parents, or anyone. What has happened since then?
Some parents are too busy working, out of necessity or to buy "things", to spend time with kids. Some don't know what their kids are doing, who they're hanging out with, or how often they're watching programs with gratuitous, graphic violence or playing video games that teach them to kill, kill, kill! Some are afraid to discipline because they think the kids won't love them, or that Social Services will step in.
The ACLU has made it very difficult to institutionalize people with mental problems. Too often, dangerous psychotropic drugs are instead prescribed for people who can't handle problems.
We've taken God and morality out of our schools. We've raised kids with no concept of heaven or hell, or of an omnipotent Presence watching what they do.
Many homes are fatherless. When the government became the financial provider for single mothers, fathers were no longer required — although they are desperately needed.
Those are a few of my reasons. Please send in yours. Maybe dialogues will find solutions.