The Looserounds family is in complete sorrow over the tragedies that occurred on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. No one, especially precious innocent children, should have to witness such a tragic horrific event. We cannot fathom how someone could commit such a heinous evil act. Parents having to bury their children… it’s heart wrenching. It saddens us that people are attempting to use this tragedy as a chess piece in their political gun control agenda. This awful event is a reminder that evil people exist and they will do anything to fulfill their needs.
As every media channel rushes to upload new information, we are learning many incorrect statements have been released. The true story continues to unravel about 20 year old Adam Lanza. Most recent stories state he was very intelligent; however, he suffered from “Asperger’s syndrome or a personality disorder (and) had a tortured mind.” Tweets have been posted from those who knew him stating they were not surprised he had committed such an act.
It is believed that after murdering his mother, he stole her guns and drove to the school to massacre innocent children and adults. Lanza was not the legal age to purchase a handgun. The reason for this atrocious act is unknown, and we may never know since he selfishly and cowardly took his own life. At this moment the authorities are stating he used two 9mm handguns (Sig Sauer and Glock) which were found near his body at the scene of the crime. They also found a Bushmaster Rifle (.223) in the trunk of the car; however, the evidence of it being used is currently in question. Nevertheless, anti-gun lobbyists and anti-gun media channels are jumping all over these inconclusive statements stating they want stricter gun control, banning of assault weapons, and even going as far as taking away our 2nd amendment right.
Looking at these awful recent massacres and stating if guns were banned these crimes would have not happened is not a sound statement. The opposite could be said that if victims were equipped with a firearm then these tragedies could have been prevented. Both scenarios are speculations. However, one fact remains constant… the disturbed minds of the people behind the weapons. Evil people will do what it takes to get what they want. Whether it means obtaining it illegally or finding alternatives (i.e. homemade explosive, chemical weapon, etc…), they are set to accomplish their twisted goals. Stricter gun control is not the solution. It only takes away rights from good American citizens and eradicates our ability to protect ourselves and our families.
Our deep condolences, prayers, and hopes are with the children, families, school, and law enforcement officials who had to witness such a malevolent act. God bless and let’s keep our children close and safe.