Monday, December 16, 2013

Insanity plea, who'd a thought the NRA was for it?

Everyone goes bonkers when some killer or the slick lawyer uses the insanity plea.  Drives people nuts,  we don't believe they are insane, just trying to get away with murder.
Since Sandy Hook, the NRA and the GOP have themselves now embraced the wack-a-doodle plea inn the public court of opinion.   In so doing are themselves moving the responsibility for the cost and pain on society from the industry that supplies killers, and the killers themselves, shifting it to the state.  They say the state should have a mechanism to spot and treat these people.  The state should be insuring they are identified, counseled, medicated, locked up if need be.  I'm not saying the state should not do this, I am pointing out who these new voices for this are.   My god, are they saying government can be a force for some kind of good somewhere?  Are they worried about these insanity plea people, their victims, or diverting attention away from their product?

1 comment:

  1. Darrel,
    I own guns (not weapons) used for hunting. I joined the NRA at Hahn and started getting their magazine - The Rifleman. I quit them over their opposition to a ban on assault weapons. They want to say, "Guns don't kill people; people kill people". I have to ask- What item do most people use to kill another human being? Its is guns!
    So, people with guns kill people.

    Great post!



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