Yesterday, a terrible tragedy was brought upon Newtown, Connecticut, by a mentally-unstable individual. His targets were primarily very young children. His weapons of choice were guns.
Almost immediately, there were some who — in the words of one blogger whose writings I regularly follow — “seize[d] the opportunity to use tragedy to further [their] own agenda.” Or, to put it more charitably, “though blinded by anguish are speaking out on what they see as a terrible problem that, if solved, would prevent tragedies such as that wrought upon Newtown.”
In any event, since there are those who stridently seek a solution, but in their anguish-induced blindness propose a faux-solution of taking guns away from everyone instead of identifying and treating the mentally-ill, I see no reason not to respond.