Originally Posted by frazod
The more I reflect on this, the angrier I become at the mother. Sure, it was her batshit crazy son that pulled the trigger, but seriously, if your child is some wild-eyed Icabod Crane-looking ****ing psychopath, it's probably not a good idea to have an arsenal of weapons sitting around the house that he has easy access to. They should have at least been in a safe he didn't know the combination to.
She certainly paid the ultimate price for her irresponsibility, but so many others did too. Or will in the future as a result of the shitstorm or hype.
Other than the sadness and empathy I feel for the victims and their families, this is actually my primary take-away on this deal.
There is no way this kid should have had anything remotely resembling unsupervised access to firearms. It was incredibly irresponsible. It's simply another example of the stupidity of the few outweighing the liberty of the many. Unfortunately, as our culture continues to evolve into a more dysfunctional society, events like these become policy drivers when they should never have happened in the first place ... or even had the opportunity to happen.