The Connecticut School Massacre, by David Irving
(Top row from left) Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Ana Marquez-Green. (Middle row from left) Dylan Hockley, Catherine Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli. (Bottom row from left) Grace McDonnell, Emilie Parker, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos
THERE HAS been a horrible shooting incident in Newtown, Connecticut, a typical peaceful New England community — largely White to judge by the news pictures. Adam Lanza, 20, took some of his mother’s five semi-automatic handguns and assault rifles, shot her dead, and then drove to the Sandy Hook school nearby. Here he shot dead twenty children, first-graders, i.e. aged six, and their head teacher and the school psychologist in an hour-long rampage from nine-thirty yesterday morning, as though he was walking around inside a violent video-game. All the guns were lawfully owned, it seems. In which case, it must follow, there is something fundamentally wrong with the country’s laws. - QED, as we say in math.
He was a mentally disturbed, evidently schizophrenic, young man, as we learn from hints that are dropped during the day.
In the evening I see President Obama manfully holding back tears, of the evidently real kind that one looks for in vain in mothers on TV news programmes begging “the killer of their child” to come forward (when in fact they have done it themselves).
The truth is that Obama is as guilty as every predecessor and leading politician in this country, who has failed to address the gun control issue. Even now they are still tiptoeing around the central problem: gun proliferation. I am wondering what “well regulated Militia” Lanza or his mother belonged to which constitutionally entitled them to that staggering collection of guns?
In any occupied country, guns were the first things the occupiers took real control of, thereby halting all killings (other than their own). Eisenhower issued Order No.1 in 1945 making gun possession in occupied Germany a capital offence. In Britain after the Dunblane massacre handguns were outlawed overnight.
The mighty USA (with its great ally in the Middle East), which still wantonly kills other nations’ children by the tens of thousand, now using unmanned drones as well, is powerless to control a situation where a single sluttish mum feels at home owning five guns of her own: meanwhile, the multi-millions of the mighty Gun Lobby wash around the gunwales of the Capitol building in Washington DC. Guns don’t kill people; in this case they did, along with the lobbyists, the single mums, and their wretched mindless children.
It will take a really tough president, oblivious to the yelping of the gun industry, to get a handle on this one. Not in my lifetime, probably. Outlawing all the corrupt cash lobbies in Washington would be a good start. Perhaps systematically stigmatising the (of course, today tightlipped) National Rifle Association would be another good idea. Call the late gun owner “NRA-member Mrs Lanza,” if she was, rather as my first names in the media seem (grâce à Wikipedia) to be “Holocaust Denier”. Until then, hecatombs of children as well as their elders and stupiders will have to die.
THIS IS HOW AMERICA KILLS CHILDREN
AND THIS IS WHAT ISRAEL DOES TO CHILDREN
But shush! . . . don’t mention it!
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