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Good Laws Will Never Abolish All Evil

vickielant Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 6:49 PM
Thank for pointing out the obvious. There are no easy answers when an enormous tragedy such as this one happens. Those who think they have the answers are only fooling themselves. When a family member of ours committed suicide four years ago everyone thought they knew why he did it. I was silent with the realization that no one really knows the reasons behind random and brutal acts of violence either to ourselves or others.

IT IS REMARKABLE how confident so many people are that they know what causes – and just how to prevent – horrific massacres like Friday's bloodbath at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

In a TV interview over the weekend, one observer insisted that the mass-murder in Newtown was all too predictable, given America's failure to implement an obvious and desperately overdue reform. "Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?" this individual demanded, showing no hint of uncertainty about exactly what needs to be fixed.

Who was that?

Was it Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, amplifying...