The parallels between Roseburg and Sandy Hook are eerie. I mean really eerie.
A mass murder
A mother in love with guns
Nancy Lanza was a gun enthusiast
Laurel Harper was a gun enthusiast
A mentally ill son
Adam Lanza was mentally ill
Richard Novia, the school district’s head of security until 2008, who also served as adviser for the school technology club, said Lanza clearly “had some disabilities.”
Christopher Harper Mercer was mentally ill:
“She said that ‘my son is a real big problem of mine,’ ” Ms. Jefferson said in a telephone interview. “She said: ‘He has some psychological problems. Sometimes he takes his medication, sometimes he doesn’t. And that’s where the big problem is, when he doesn’t take his medication.’ ”
A mother who let her mentally ill son have access to many weapons
In an online forum, answering a question about state gun laws several years ago, Ms. Harper took a jab at “lame states” that impose limits on keeping loaded firearms in the home, and noted that she had AR-15 and AK-47 semiautomatic rifles, along with a Glock handgun. She also indicated that her son, who lived with her, was well versed in guns, citing him as her source of information on gun laws, saying he “has much knowledge in this field.”
“I keep two full mags in my Glock case. And the ARs & AKs all have loaded mags,” Ms. Harper wrote. “No one will be ‘dropping’ by my house uninvited without acknowledgement.”
Nancy Lanza allowed her son access to many weapons.
A mother in denial
Lanza taught her mentally ill son how to shoot:
“She was really kind and warm,” Mr. Leff said, “but she always seemed a little bit high-strung.”
He declined to elaborate, but in a post on his personal Web site, he said he felt a distance from her that was explained when he heard, after the shootings, “how difficult her troubled son,” Adam, “was making things for her.”
Neighbors in Southern California have said that Ms. Harper and her son would go to shooting ranges together, something Ms. Harper seemed to confirm in one of her online posts. She talked about the importance of firearms safety and said she learned a lot through target shooting, expressing little patience with unprepared gun owners: “When I’m at the range, I cringe every time the ‘wannabes’ show up.”
Both events ended in suicide.
Sandy Hook: 26 dead
Roseburg: 10 dead
Mental illness. It’s the commonality in nearly all, if not all, mass shootings. It’s not the number of guns, it’s not even the guns.
There is an answer and that is to prevent the mentally ill from gaining access to weapons. There are two problems with that. One, it won’t work in some cases and two, liberals keep blocking it.
It won’t work when the mothers of the mentally ill are in denial and allow their offspring easy access to weapons as happened in both of these events.
Second, liberals stand in the way. It’s called HIPAA. Much as the loathsome Jamie Gorelick erected the walls between agencies that prevented anyone from zeroing in on the 9-11 plots, liberals block the ability to stop then sales of weapons to the mentally ill (think Virginia Tech). HIPAA is a royal pain in the ass for healthcare providers and adds layers of costs in addition to everything else.
All that blabber that came out of Hillary’s mouth about gun control? It’s bullshit. None of it would have stopped Sandy Hook or Roseburg and it won’t stop the next one either.
We healthcare providers can’t tell the FBI someone is insane. We can’t tell anyone that a patient should never have a weapon. That would upset liberals, who are then upset when someone who never should have had a gun kills people. That’s pretty ironic considering that all medical records are going to go online where they will absolutely be hacked and you’ll be shaken down financially to prevent them from being made public, all thanks to the idiots who brought you Obamacare.
Somewhere, Joseph Heller is shaking his head.