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Mental Illness was True Triggerman — Not Lax Gun Control Laws

by Kevin Fobbs
Clash Daily Guest Contributor

SandyHookBookThere was a fear moving across the American heartland long before Adam Lanza stepped onto the nation’s stage and donned the dark murderous mass killer robe. This 20-year-old joined the unique club of notable mass murderers that used a gun as a weapon of slaughter. After his onslaught the hysteria surrounding stricter gun control legislation has risen to an emotional fever pitch. But is this response the rational or correct conclusion that is the definitive answer to this gunman’s deadly outburst?

This rapid rush to judgment and instant condemnation of guns as the casual factor for the mindless killings by a disturbed gunman is just too convenient a straw man. The mainstream media, along with the urgency of the gun control first responders keep overlooking the obvious. Disturbed gunmen have used a legal weapon, when it is their very mental illness that is the true deadly assault weapon!

The full version of this column is now only available in Doug Giles’ book, “Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count, The Police Are Minutes Away”.