I’m intrigued by school shootings and this case is no exception. What makes it unqiue is the young age of most of the victims. Some teachers and other adult workers were killed, but every student was either 6 or 7 years old. That fact, while interesting, doesn’t make any difference to me in terms of compassion; I see no correlation between age and the value of a person’s life; but it does to general society. I’ve even heard the kids described as little “angels”, as if dead people who’d lived long enough to commit moral sins that had nothing to do with shooter Adam Lanza were any more deserving of a bullet to the head.
It’s also stupid how so many people, from president Barack Obama downward, are trying to turn this incident into a political issue in order to further restrict gun laws in the United States, which, considering the fact that guns were already banned at this particular elementary school, will most likely only make shootings like this happen more often. If I, for one, were planning to shoot a bunch of random people, I’d target a place that bans guns. I’m thinking if guns were allowed at Sandy Hook, a teacher or some other adult worker could’ve been prepared and could’ve saved most, if not all, of the victims lives.
posted 2012 December 21