On December 14, 2012 the world watched in horror as pure evil visited Sandy Hook Elementary. We prayed. We cried. We held our own children and prayed. We prayed even harder for the parents of innocent children who were sent to Heaven early.
As promised, I refused to comment on this issue until we all had time to grieve and to support those precious families with our prayers. For the last few days I’ve been working on a Decoder Map that covers every problem or cause incapsulated in the evil actions of December 14th. No one law, statement, rule or governmental control can fix this problem.
Yesterday Ron gave me a wonderful example of why Gun Control won’t fix the violence that invaded Sandy Hook. Apparently some blogger laid his AR-15 rifle by the door to his office. He left it there for several days. He reported that not once did his loaded gun jump into his hands. Not once did the gun move and point at someone walking by. Not once did the gun stand on end and shoot into the ceiling. Not once did someone passing by feel compelled to pick up the gun and shoot. The gun lay still and quiet and didn’t move at all.
The problem is not guns. The problem is the heart of Adam Lanza and other shooters. The problem stems from the social issues we have in this country. Not just one problem – but multiple problems. Games are horrible for children. The violence they teach and the massacres they promote are images our children should never see. Yet, we have to admit that one child can play them for a few minutes and walk away. That child may announce, “Oh, okay. Just wanted to know what they were about.” That child may decide on his own that it’s too graphic or too horrible. Yet, another child picks it up and he’s hooked. He wants to play it non-stop and as he does his personality becomes angrier and darker. What’s the difference? How can we maintain American freedom if two thirds of our society can be influenced into violent behavior?
I have created a Decoder Map that will cover every issue on Violent behaviors in America. At first glance you may not understand the map. It is so huge that I had to abreviate some ideas. As we go through this discussion, the map will get bigger. I will add specific issues and add links to the posts about each arm of the map.
I encourage you to join the discussion. Get involved. Be creative. See if you can come up with reasons or ideas or even one sentence statements that you feel are part of the problem. You can leave them as comments or you can send your private ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m sorry but I don’t believe that Mr. Biden or his group will cover every fact that relates to this problem – but we will. We will look under every rock and explore every train of thought that might contribute to the mind of a violent killer. And when we are through exploring this issue, we will design an intervention map that gives you the promise that your child will not entertain violent thoughts. As we “grow” children that resist violence, our society will become less violent. I hope you will encourage others to join our discussion. Perhaps, with enough momentum we can expand our discussion nationwide.
Our technical problems with the following map has been solved! It was so incredibly big….and it’s still growing. The subject of violence has roots in many areas of our lives. So…to see the chart in a size you can study, click once and it will take you to a single page. Click again and you can see the chart in a large size. I look forward to hearing your ideas. The discussion begins tomorrow!
Use the following link to view all discussions on Violence in America