It seems as though most people have an opinion on how to correct or control the violence in America. In the past several days I have heard suggestions to rid these problems by means of gun control, gun bans, armed guards in the schools, identifying mental health patients and allowing God and prayer back into the schools. What follows is my opinion and the opinion of many regarding the violence not only in America, but the world.
I've read and heard so many things about today's incident in Connecticut. I've had several ask me of my opinion or tell me that they didn't understand how this could have happened. Most people are trying to understand, trying to make sense of the situation. Don't bother. You are wasting your time. How can you possibly expect to make sense of such a senseless and irrational act? If you can make sense of it, you should be afraid. Afraid because maybe you aren't as rational as you thought you were.
The recent murder at the Oregon Shopping Mall has bombarded the airwaves. Each news broadcast has a continuing story of the incident, giving great attention to the killer. In other words, this nut-jobs 15 minutes of fame. I will not refer to this "shooter" by name and I will refrain to the best of my ability from calling him a "man". This guy, for whatever reason, puts on a "Halloween" type hockey mask and arms himself with a semi-automatic rifle and several magazines of ammunition, and walks into the Mall on a busy shopping night and begins firing randomly into the crowd.
J.D. Thomas is a Board Certified Forensic Science Analyst and Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator.