Very rarely will you ever see anything political on this blog. I have my opinions, you have yours. Let’s talk about my kids instead! However, after my run this morning, I was thinking heavily about the media blame game going on regarding the attempted assassination of Rep. Giffords. I came to a resolution and offer you these two points.
First, the mental case – Someone told me a long time ago that when a person moves to Crazy Town, he doesn’t ever come back. When you live in Crazy Town, you live in an alternate universe where absurdities and irrationality become your truth. Such is the case with Jared Loughner. His mental instability has been established, and when a person of his caliber carries out an act of violence, no level of rationale or reason can be applied to his motives. Jared moved to Crazy Town and he’s never coming back. (This same principle applies to the people of Westboro Baptist Church.)
Secondly, regarding guns – A fabulous mom of seven (six boys, one girl) told me once that she was against having toy guns in the house. With so many boys, why promote violence? Why make it so easy? All of that changed the day one son bit his peanut butter and jelly sandwich into the shape of a gun and used it to “shoot” his siblings across the lunch table.
To be brief:
1. It is Jared Loughner’s fault that Jared Loughner shot Rep. Giffords.
2. If someone wants a gun, regardless of the law, he or she will find a way to get one.