Dec 16, 2012
commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother
Thank you for sharing this heartfelt story of your everyday life dealing with your mentally ill child. It's very enlightening and more than a little bit touching, and I'm very sorry that you have to deal with such a heartbreaking situation.
However, I must point out one aspect where you clearly are NOT like the mother of Adam Lanza. While you go to the trouble of keeping all potentially dangerous knives and sharp implements out of the hands of your son, Nancy Lanza tragically failed to keep her mentally ill son from gaining access to her collection of lethal firearms. I see her not only as a victim, but as an enabler and facilitator as well.
I know in my heart we can never remove guns from our firearm crazed society, but surely we can demand that gun owners take responsibility for keeping their lethal weapons out of the hands of those who are prepared to use them against us. If your hobby includes stockpiling weapons capable of facilitating mass killings, you had damn better have the means and willingness to keep the rest of us safe from them. But progress in this area will be difficult in a country where the NRA has bought out such a large number of our elected representatives.