“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I don't agree with gun control. I watched the video and do not doubt that the mother's concern is real. I am sure all these parents are well-intended, but I do not share their worldview, so I cannot support what they want.
As much as I feel compassionate for her loss and other peoples' loss, it doesn't change the situation.
I lost family too, as we all have at some point in our lives. Parents, siblings, etc, to natural deaths, disease or accidents. If you have a sibling die in a car accident what do you do? Go on a rant against cars? Go on a campaign to stop driving. You hold the person responsible for the accident accountable. That's what you do. And you don't impose your pain to dictate policy and rules over others. Why? Because there's just too much suffering in the world and if everybody who suffers loss of family due to something gets to make demands and impose doctrine upon others, we'll all be living in a tyranny.
So lets be reasonable. Yes, the family has lost their child... and many others did too. But this grants her no special privilege, no special authority in the government or on a national scale. She is just a person and her suffering is limited to her experience and those who are her friends and who grieve with her. There is no reason for her suffering to be used as a tool to impose upon others.
That's typical of Democrats and their dupes. They use an appeal to emotion rather than logic and reason.
Every mother that has lost a child understands her grief, myself included. This was a horrible tragedy, indeed, but guns cannot be blamed for this any more than you can blame a car that was driven by a drunk driver who caused a child's death.
The mentally sick person who did this is at fault here, and we must not forget that! He killed his own mother first! We should mourn for her, also. To attempt to destroy our Constitution and Bill of Rights because of the acts of those who do not obey the law is wrong! Our efforts should instead be concentrated on getting the mentally ill among us the help they need, to ensure that this does not happen again!