So true. But the liberal stance is that all society ills can be rectified through legislation. There is no truth to it, but it's their philosophy.<quoted text>Right, he was over 18, lock his ass out & report suspicions to the law. I would have done that if I were in her shoes & I have 3 sons that would agree. Fortunately for society my family never came to that but my grown sons will tell you that I could & did do 'tuff love'.
My sons are now a fine auto mechanic, 9 yrs Navy with 5 yrs to go & a 3rd yr psychology student.
At young ages I entered all 3 & myself into state recognized weapons safety classes (firearms, bows & arrows, knives, throwing stars etc) & we all passed. Two of us have CCDW licenses, the navy son doesn't need one at this time & the other son doesn't really care to get one.
The main point is the 'tuff love' although a parent can do all of the right things & still end up with a loser. Such is life.
If early reports are correct, the mother did try to seek help for her son. But because he was never a trouble maker, it fell on deaf ears. She was married to a pretty wealthy man and didn't have to work. She could have afforded him proper treatment.
We have 315 million people in this country, and from time to time, some kook like this manages to carry out a multiple deadly murder spree. Is it possible to prevent this one out of 315 million people from achieving his or her goals every year or so? I don't think so. It's just something we all have to live with.