On the morning of December 14, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, dressed like some sort of military commando but with none of the bravery and honor of a real warrior, murdered his dear mother by shooting her twice in the head, then drove to the elementary school where she worked in Newtown, Connecticut, and assassinated 20 precious children ages 6 and 7, shooting each of them multiple times, and murdering each of the six female adults who bravely tried to stop him. He then killed himself. The entire episode at the school was over within minutes, long before any armed man could arrive on the scene to put him down, which is typical of those scenes. Gun-toting law enforcers get there just in time to lock down the bloody crime scene.
It’s not their fault; they are armed and ready and brave and they get there as fast as humanly possible, armed to the teeth and ready to face any danger; but it is almost always too late. I think it is criminal, in this day and time in America, that no one at the school was trained in firearms and properly armed, but the disarming of law-abiding American citizens is one of the politically-correct, stupid-think objectives. Therefore, no one could stop the brute. It was only the latest in a long series of horrendous episodes, though. Adults killing children has become common place. Filicide is the third leading cause of death among American children ages five to 14 years. One out of every 33 homicides in the U.S. is the killing of a child under 18 by its parent. In 1994, Susan Smith drowned her two sons in a lake. In September 1998, Khoua Her murdered her six children.
In 2001, Andrew Yates drowned her five children in the family tub. In July 2012, Aaron Schaffhausen slashed the throats of his three young daughters. In October 2012, nanny Yoselyn Ortega murdered the two little children under her care. An increasing number of cases involve “spousal revenge,” in which a husband (in 95% of the cases) murders the children to get back at a girlfriend or wife, which is indicative of an incredible amount of rage and hate and narcism. (Friday Church News Notes, December 21, 2012, www.wayoflife.org firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)