I won’t be putting links on this post because if you really want to see what I am talking about I am sure a quick search will lead you to it. Yesterday, a guy who probably is a paranoid schizophrenic took a gun to shoot a group of people that included a federal judge and a Congresswoman. Because the congresswoman happens to be a Democrat, it has turned into a political issue. Maybe he did so because of something in his mind that felt like she hadn’t lived up to his political expectations or maybe it was an attempt to commit suicide by hoping that someone would kill him while he was shooting others. He is the only one who knows what is going on his mind that led him to this decision. However, the one thing that I am finding interesting that no one is really talking about is that he bought the gun in November of last year (2010.) Based on the fact that election day was early in the month, chances are that he bought the gun after the election. So, maybe he was upset over what had happened with the election or maybe he just decided to buy a gun in November. Once again, he is the only one who really knows what was going on in his mind in November.
Of course, even though he is reported to be a liberal, the left and the media is still trying to blame it on Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. They just don’t get it do they. They really don’t see that they do the same things they they try to blame on the right. They targeted certain seats (and some of those seats were held by Democrats.) I can’t remember offhand, but I do believe the left targeted Giffords seat because she wasn’t liberal enough.
Sadly, lives were lost and a guy who had severe mental health issues life is over. I hope that Giffords comes out of this with minimal brain problems and is able to quickly recover from the brain injury so that she can return to Congress. While everyone is trying to say it was Palin and the Tea Party talk that caused it, they are failing to see something. Giffords wasn’t acting like a Democrat in Congress when it reconvened in January. She voted against Pelosi. She introduced a bill that would reduce the Representatives’ pay by 5% and she had participated in the reading of the Constitution along with the Republicans. I had just noticed her the other day when I read about the bill she introduced. I liked the way she was thinking and thought she actually represented her constituents rather than her party. It didn’t matter to me that she was a Democrat because I sensed that she got what the people are saying. Sadly, it is because she does represent them that she had arranged to listen to them that she ended up being in a position to be shot. Sadly, it is because of all this that this tragedy is being turned into a three ring circus.
In closing I will say that as people start to talk about gun control, I am reminded of what Rendell said after the killings at the Amish schoolhouse – you can’t legislate crazy. Also, it reminds me of a few years ago, when in Britain, which has strict gun laws had a rash of knifings at night because when a criminal can’t use a gun as a weapon they use what they can get their hands on.