"The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations." `Thomas Jefferson
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
This event was NOT sponsored by some black government agency, this was just a spontaneous loss of mind by a 18 year convict, some years later, perhaps in response to what happened in Newtown.
Suicidal Vietnam Vet, as the song used to go.
Still, short of taking away all guns, how in the hell could some vague gun law have prevented this? He was already forbidden by law from possessing a firearm because he was a felon. In a perverse way, that illustrates how impotent the law really can be.
I'm reminded of the words of W.H. Auden, those to whom evil is done, do evil in return.
"Those who do not learn from history and condemned to relive it".
"There are those who will debate the necessity of wilderness, I will not, either you know it in your bones or you are very very old". Aldo Leopold - Sand County Almanac