No words

Posted By: John Moore · 12/15/2012 11:24:00 AM

People who are paid for their opinions -and those who are not- are climbing over each other to find some significance in or string together some profound words about the Connecticut shootings. Not to be dismissive of all because Christie Blatchford and Jonathan Kay have been particularly thoughtful but  do so many have to regard an unspeakable tragedy as a hat hook for whatever hat they need to hang?

The Internet's greatest flaw (and since it has become the public square, our flaw as a society) is that it is incapable of silence and contemplation when there really are no words. 

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  1. levon posted on 12/17/2012 09:11 AM
    John it has been a terrible few days for all of us. I go back to hearing Agar preach we need more guns. He falls into the belief that it would deter shootings and crime if we could all (legally) carry assault weapons in Canada. Following his logic there would no longer be "no carry free zones" in the US because those promote mass shootings. So his hope/dream would be we all carry guns and every store, theatre, church, school would have an armed guard. Let freedom ring Agar!
    Instead of following this "guns God country" crazy Agar, why not let people keep their hunting rifles but stop the manufacturing, distribution and selling of assault weapons and high capacity clips/magazines to the general public. Also promote through state and national campaigns gun ammnesties. It's time for the US to catch up to the rest of the world.
    1. James posted on 12/17/2012 11:41 AM
      @levon The "More Guns" argumant is pure fallacy. I remember hearing that about the shooting of the Senator in Arizona (among the states with the most freedom to own firearm weapons). SOme said that if there were people at that scene with guns, they would have shot the gunmen and saved the day. Just like the US Senator I heard on More in the Morning today saying that if only the school principal had a gun, she could have saved the day. The reality is that in either situation, any innocent civilian with a gun is part of the problem, not the solution. Responding police have no way of knowing who is a perpetrator and who is a defender. I am certain that more civilans (not fewer) would become gun victims.

      The insanity of American culture baffles me completely. So Democratic and yet so paranoid of a tyrranical government.
  2. Mike posted on 12/17/2012 05:46 PM
    Once again you idiots know not of what you speak...GUNS DO NOT KILL PEOPLE>>>>PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE! I am an avid gun collector, competition shooter and hunter and i guarantee you that i can put any one of my numerous restricted (handguns) and non restircted (rifes & shotguns) on my kitchen table and not one of them will kill you! Now if some derangerd asshole picks up one of them loads it, points it at you and pulls the trigger it is NOT the gun killing you it is the deranged asshole pulling the trigget that is killing you!!!!!!! If your line of thought is guns kill people then forks and spoons make people obese...duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    1. Matt posted on 12/17/2012 09:39 PM
      @Mike Hey idiot, people without guns don't shoot people.

      Also, you missed the point of the article.
    2. James Peter posted on 12/19/2012 08:57 PM
      @Mike Why are we idiots because we do not agree with you? Based on your arguments Mike here are a few more questions for you. What is the benefit of automatic weapons in competition shooting and hunting? Like some of those children who were butchered, is shooting a wild animal 11 or more times necessary? At the very least are you so blind that you cannot see that auto or semi auto weapons are unnecessary for hunters or collectors? Your argument that guns do not kill people and people kill people is so ignorant that I wonder if trying to educate you would be a waste of time. Easier access to guns in a home or a society facillitate death. Trying to limit access to guns therefore hinders those who would use guns for crime. If you cannot understand the correlation then next time you go hunting, leave your guns at home. Since guns don't kill animals, and only Mike kills animals. Duh!
  3. Mike posted on 12/17/2012 05:49 PM
    I should also mention that if that deranged assholes mother had her firearms properly stored in a locked secure place, ie: safe, this would never have happened! When i die my family will have to use cutting torches to get to my guns as they are all safely secured in a safe to which i and only i have the combination too and it is not written down anywhere...i challenge you to get to my guns...
    1. Matt posted on 12/17/2012 09:42 PM
      @Mike Kids know the combos to the safe and where the keys are. Don't be so naive.
  4. Rose posted on 12/19/2012 06:32 AM
    I get furious when people say that we must make our schools safer. Do you put security when the children line up to enter? Do you put security when children go outside to play? Do you put security when children exit at the end of the day? Do you put security when there is a soccer game? Or do you just not put guns in peoples hands!! Was Lanza's mother safe with all her guns? The school had security, yet why weren't the kids safe. Americans wake up, guns kill people. Solve that problem!!!
  5. brenda posted on 03/17/2013 01:40 AM
    I just came across this quote today, 3 months later but still as profound as the day they were said. Well said.
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