About this blog.

My son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 24 months. I created this blog to bring meaning to the often-confusing label. Sometimes I have answers. Other times, just more questions.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thoughts on Newtown

In no particular order:

  1. Feeling a planet of grief and sorrow for those lost lives, the survivors and those who lost loved ones.
  2. I'm not aware of a cogent argument in favor of legal possession of automatic assault weapons.  And if there isn't one, why is it legal?
  3. I fear stigma and prejudice because the shooter was reported to have asperger's
  4. This is incoherent.  Jared Loughner has schizophrenia and, as a result is, disabled.  Does ASAN believe that there is no connection between his disability and his actions?
  5. People across the neurological spectrum - from neurotypical to asperger's to schizophrenia - have murderous impulses.  And someone who has murderous impulses is probably more likely to carry out the commission of a murder.  Murderous impulses may correlate to gender (e.g., male) and it may correlate to a neurological condition or a mental illness (e.g. sociopath) or it may not (e.g., the Oregon mall shooter).  But to focus on screening a certain group misses the point because perfectly sane people have murderous impulses.  To make this world safe for our children, prevention must focus on preventing a person from converting that murderous impulse into a murder: gun control.
  6. If the mother of the shooter didn't die, she'd have blood on her hands.  She failed to secure her cache.  If you own a gun, and you fail to secure it, and that gun is used in the commission of a murder, it may not be a crime, but in this blogger's opinion, you are morally culpable.  If you can't secure your gun, don't own a gun. Period.
  7. Congress and the President have blood on their hands for not waking up sooner.


lochan said...

I agree with you on every point. It's disheartening (or maybe the better word is crazy) that some people's response has been to call for more guns.

I check in on your blog from time to time and I really appreciate your thoughtful posts.

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