Why do we produce angry young men who kill our children?
The blaming starts early, minutes after the tragedy, adding more burdens to an already burdened nation.
Our first response is anger, it is a reasonable enough response.
Then sorrow and fear grips us, but blame seems to be an instant reaction, we have a need to blame someone else. Someone other than the individual who did the shooting.
He and he alone is the one who pulled the trigger, who decided( for whatever reason) to do the unspeakable.
He had the power to take lives and he used it.
No one can give adequate comfort to the victims, the moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, friends that are left behind, but we will mourn.
Will anyone mourn the shooter’s parents or whoever loved him? I wonder? Will they receive the support they need? Will they be blamed and hated? Time will tell. It may well be,it is too early to be thinking this way, I don’t know, but I couldn’t help wondering about it.
All I know, for sure, is it is a day to mourn and to support the people who lost their children and loved ones, not a time to blame.