I hope they all "feel" safer now, because in reality they're not.
I feel deep and true sorrow for the families of the slain, but this knee jerk
reaction is not the way. I truly hope that cooler heads will prevail and this
legislation will be over turned in court. Its a sad testimonial to the system
when such an issue must be decided in a court. When confronted by a weeping
crowd I can understand how emotion can over ride good sense. I sympathize with
the relatives of the slain, but the facts are that the crime was perpetrated by
a mentally unbalanced person that was hell bent on murder. Nothing can stop a
mentally unbalanced mind once it has set its course of murder except outside
intervention by force. What that force might be, could be anything from family
intervention, law intervention, or as a last resort, a bullet fired in self
defense. Legislation while needed in constructive minuscule doses is a good
thing but not the massive knee jerk reaction we see here. The immediate answer
is not to enact blanket legislation to curtail the rights of the common law
abiding citizen. The answer lays elsewhere. This legislation is just plain wrong
by any account!