Retiring Senator Joe Lieberman makes a few good points
(The Hill) Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on Sunday called for a “national commission on violence,” in the wake of Friday’s shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
“I’m always reluctant about commissions, but I really believe we ought to have a national commission on violence,” said Lieberman, according to a White House pool report. “These events are happening more frequently and I worry that if we don’t take a thoughtful look at them, we’re going to lose the hurt and the anger that we have now.”
Guns are the tools being used, but they are not the result. When people drive drunk and kill someone, we don’t blame the alcohol or motor vehicle, we blame the person who got liquored up. When some Islamist straps on a bomb and goes out to blow himself up with a whole bunch of women and children, we don’t blame the bombs and clothes, we blame the jihadi and that culture of violence (well, many liberals tend to blame Israel and the United States).
Lieberman suggested the commission should have a broad scope and not focus only on the nation’s gun-control restrictions.
“That includes looking at violence in the entertainment culture, mental health services and, of course, gun laws,” he said.
Let’s look into that violence in the entertainment industry, chock full of liberals who wield and even glorify guns. Look at all the violent and popular shows. Person of Interest, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods, Bones, Dexter, Law and Order (on tons of times and with different spin offs), shows on prison, Gangland (one of my favorites), Burn Notice (also one of my favs), and so many others. Plus so many others in regular and syndication.
The top video games of the year include Assassins Creed 3, Halo 4, Dishonored, Ninja Gaiden 3, Max Payne 3, Binary Domain, Sleeping Dogs, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Borderlands 2, among others.
Look at all the violence in the movies released this and every year.
Deyon Durham, 24, of 279 Faulkner St., was found shot to death at 1221 Montgomery St. shortly after 7 a.m., police said.
The initial investigation suggests that Durham was breaking and entering at the home when the homeowner, whose name was not released, shot him.
Durham had convictions, starting in 2005, for indecent liberties with a minor, sexual battery, breaking and entering vehicles, larceny and failure to register as a sex offender, according to state Division of Adult Correction records.
We should make sure that guns are taken away from law abiding citizens so criminals are never in danger.