Friday, September 21, 2012

Murder - Suicide in Connecticut reports

The fatal shootings of a man and woman in Simsbury are being treated as a murder-suicide.

Police say they responded to the Meadows apartment complex on Route 10 just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after a woman called authorities to say her boyfriend was pointing a gun at her and threatening to kill her and himself. 

A dispatcher then heard gunshots over the phone.

Officers found the woman and man dead and a toddler who wasn’t injured.
Every single day we read about people misusing guns who shouldn't have them in the first place.  Often it's men abusing women. The pro-gun crowd would love us to accept that there's no way to prevent this from happening, but that's just not the case.

Many of these people have had incidents in their lives which, if strict qualifications for gun ownership had been in effect, would have disqualified them.  Gun-rights people don't want that.

My ideas would remove guns from dangerous people at the first indication that they're dangerous, not after they end up killing someone. This maintenance combined with proper gun control laws would lead to a safer society.

Why would anyone oppose that? Everyone would benefit, even the irresponsible ones.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. If this man had pointed a gun at someone in the past, he could have been charged with assault already. An assault conviction would have made him a prohibited person. You're looking for something else? What I oppose is speculative judgements about someone with no convictions.

  2. Take away the gun from an abusive husband. How will that stop him from beating up his wife to death?

    1. Spoken like a true abuser.

      If we disarmed all the abusive assholes, fewer women would die at their hands.

      Is that too difficult for you?

  3. I live around D.C., in Springfield, VA. I want to travel up north to Connecticut on Friday, 1/16 and come back Monday morning, 1/19. How bad do you think traffic will be coming back on I-95 South and 495 Monday? The trip back is usually about 5-6 hours, how much longer do you think it would be considering all the traffic? Is it a really bad idea to travel? My mom is against it, saying there will be riots and bomb threats and stuff. Is this all true? Thanks in advance!