Posted in error to 911OnSpeedDial on: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Besides the pain and suffering of the victims and their families, the worst thing about mass shootings, is the distraction away from real issues on account of one attention-seeking mad man. Bullets hail for a few seconds changing lives forever. However, we must remember that what was happening in Arizona before the shooting has not stopped just because the media has fogotten about it in the rush to find out what was making Jared Lee Loughner tick.
Let's not forget the unique dynamic along the southern border of Arizona. Guns flow south to help the drug lords supply the drug demand in the north. The solution is so simple. I am always astounded by the state of denial and cognitive disonance in the minds of gun supporters. They stand for freedom to own a gun, but deny freedom to control what substances others put in their bodies and blame the ensuing violence on the inferiority and moral failings of the other group.