Alex Jones went on national television and during his rage/rant he proclaimed that America is a violent society. His words. He has millions of followers who hang on every word he says and who support and agree with him.
Shouldn't your first question to yourself be 'why'? Why are we such a violent society and if we can admit we are, then why are we so apathetic about it? Mental health is just a very small part of the issue - apathy and attitude are a major part of it, as is the widespread use of prescribed pharmaceuticals that are having devastating effects on a society calculated to be the biggest user of prescription drugs in the world.
In this case, a woman was able to protect her family and nobody is arguing that but let's be clear, she didn't need 50 guns and 6,000 rounds of ammo to do it. On the other hand - there were 3 incidents of family members being shot lately when they were believed to be intruders - those family members wouldn't be dead if someone crept downstairs with a bat to check out the burglar.
You had a CEO make some video clip about going out and shooting people to make a point if Obama tries to pass a law against guns. You have Alex Jones and his followers raging about a civil war if their guns are threatened. Imagine all that energy being used for something positive instead of a love affair with a piece of steel and yes children - guns do kill people - that's why they are made and that's why a lot of people buy them. To kill.
Two more kids shot in Calfornia school today - could be a gang or not. Attitude has to change - honest discussion about why people are willing to accept violence is a start. Not just about drugs but about why people are so dependent on pharmaceuticals. The USA is first in gun deaths and pharmaceuticals and prison numbers - should we be proud of those firsts or change attitude and become proud of being first in math, science, engineers, technology and the best and most progressive society in the world? Something has to begin to change and it really has to start with the politicians/lobbyists; with an attitude of less profit in exchange for human life and productivity; with some sort of discussion about why people can admit they live in a violent culture and accept rather than try to change that culture. Right now we are clamouring for Indian to change their policy on the treatment of women after the rape and death of one of their own - that's accepting you have a culture that you don't like and want to improve for the benefit of all your people. Everyone has to start somewhere -
NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CTNow) — Shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday, a woman called her next-door neighbor, who also happens to be her brother, because she thought someone was trying to break into her home.
Her brother armed himself with a handgun and went to investigate, police said.
He saw a person wearing all black and a black ski mask outside his sister’s house with a “shiny object” in his hand and fired a fatal shot, police said.
Police have identified the masked person as 15-year-old Tyler Giuliano.
The shooter, sources said, is Tyler’s father, 44-year-old Jeffrey Giuliano.
When police arrived, they found Giuliano in a T-shirt and shorts, sitting on the grass next to the home. His son, Tyler, was lying dead in the driveway, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. A weapon was in his hand, police said.
Giuliano told police he thought his son was armed and about to attack him.
A New York police officer killed his son after thinking he was an intruder and shooting him.
Michael Leach, of Rochester, was staying at the Clark Beach Motel in Old Forge, Wyoming County.
The 59-year-old and his son were part of a group of police officers who had driven to the area on motorcycles for a long-weekend getaway.
'It was just a group of guys coming to have a good time,' motel owner Dan Rivet Jr told uticaod.com .
'We have very little violence in Old Forge.'
Leach was disturbed by someone coming into his room shortly after midnight.
Believing the disturbance to be an intruder Leach grabbed his police department-issued .45-caliber Glock handgun and opened fire.
After realising his error the 59-year-old called 911 and reported the shooting.
37-year-old Matthew Leach was pronounced dead at St Elizabeth's Hospital and his father was taken to St Luke's Hospital for mental support.
NATOMAS, Calif. -- A woman mistaken for an intruder was tragically shot and killed by her boyfriend inside a home on the 200 block of Battle Creek Circle in Natomas Monday morning.
According to Sacramento Police Department spokeswoman Michelle Gigante, the woman went into the dark bedroom around 5:30 a.m. where her boyfriend was sleeping. The man awoke to see the silhouette of a person in his room, mistook it for an intruder, grabbed a gun and shot the woman.
When the man realized what had happened, he called 911 and informed them of the shooting, said Gigante.
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and transported the woman to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly before 7:30 a.m.