Thursday, May 17, 2012

Florida Mom Kills her Four Children and Herself

The LA Times reports

The unmistakable sound of gunfire stirred the neighbors early Tuesday. Moments later, there was a knock at the front door.

They opened it to find three children from next door — at least one of them shot and wounded, authorities said. The neighbors called 911, grabbed a towel and tried to attend to the kids.

Then, the couple told deputies later, a calm voice in the darkness summoned the three children back to their home on Bright Avenue in Port St. John. It was their mother, 33-year-old Tonya Thomas.

The neighbors tried to stop the kids from returning home, according to Brevard County Sheriff's Lt. Tod Goodyear. But the kids walked back obediently. And once inside, Thomas apparently shot and killed them.
Sounds like another mentally ill lawful gun owner gone berserk. How many of these incidents do we need before something is done about it?

It should not be so easy to get a gun that people like Tonya Thomas can get one.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. Mike- This is getting ridiculous. I'll see your Tanya Thomas with four kids, and raise you Andrea Yates with five kids. We should probably outlaw baths.............Your gun restriction stance is seeming more retarded than ever. But that may be because I saw the BPP walking down Michigan Ave with sidearms holstered (ILLEGALLY). But that's O.K., right? since all us white people are prejudice?

    1. Gun availability to mentally unstable people is a problem, and that has nothing do to with bathtubs.

    2. And if it's not a gun death, it doesn't matter, since it doesn't help promote bans on firearms.

    3. This blog is mainly about gun control, not banning guns and definitely not other forms of death. Is something wrong with that? Why don't you start a blog about bathtubs or swimming pools?