Skip to main content

  The police have remained impressively firm in their decision to not answer many basic questions and intend to release their evidence all at once in a final report down the line. This may be the proper approach, although it can frustrate the media and certainly opens up speculation by citizens. But they can't say everyone shut up until the report.

   So I offer my speculation. I base it on tidbits that media personnel claim to have sniffed out, or by direct witness testimony to the media. None of this makes any single item absolutely true but there is a possibility, and more than a slight one, that the situation we are dealing with is as follows..............

   The mother was aware of problems that her son was having. What she was noticing over time grew to the stage that she felt the need to start thinking of having her son committed. And said that to him, angering him. During this period that the mother was observing the problems increase, one or more of the mother-decided bonding outings with her son was trips to the gun range--or maybe, worse still, his individual trips to the gun range condoned by her. From the point of the mother deciding to possibly commit her son and the shooting is a time frame of undetermined length as of now. Whatever it was, she spent the last two days out of town before the shooting.

  So we have the mother considering committing her son who has growing to the point of serious problems. She sees his bad reaction to that. Then she spends time out of town with him in his, by this time, regular basement habitat. With the household arsenal kept in a container in that basement. Where the walls are covered by pictures of war, violence, and guns.

  The term "negligence" would not seem to be strong enough here, if these are the facts. Whatever are the proper word or words that would adequately describe this situation, if there are any, I submit that a profanity or two added for emphasis, is a must to even get it in the ballpark. And a word or two about stupidity as well, almost rising to the level of being complicit.

Tags

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site