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Bad parents, not guns, to blame for mass shootings

| June 21, 2022 1:00 AM

This letter is a direct response to John Nitcy's letter about the Uvalde school shooting in Texas. Mr. Nitcy, this is the "third rail" that no politician will touch, so I will do it for them, and for you, Mr. Nitcy.

As long as we pay drug addicted mothers to have children, which they don't bother to raise, we will have mass shootings. No father in the home, drug addicted mother, father who is so tone deaf he states publicly his son is not a "monster," mother who is given a "makeover" by CNN, then trotted out to sit in front of her parent's home clutching a rosary. She later states her son "had his reasons," "don't judge him."

We do judge him, and we judge you, the mother, a drug addicted failed parent, who foists this killer onto us, then you blame everyone except the persons responsible, you and the father of this criminal. 

And to the parents: If the mother cared about her son, she and the father wouldn't have turned out a mass murderer who killed animals and threatened murder and rape. This was all escalating behavior, but you didn't care enough to do anything about it.  All this done for attention, which he never received form his family. This is not society's fault, this is not the gun's fault, this is not the Republican's fault.

And Mr. Nitcy, to try to cover up the inconvenient truth that it is the families who raise these monsters and do nothing about their escalating criminal behavior that are responsible for the death of the children in Uvalde.

And Mr. Nitcy, the gunman in Uvalde didn't have body armor, that fact has been debunked. You don't have your facts; let alone those facts you ignore to push your point. The bottom line, bad parents raise bad children. There are plenty of warning signs, ignored because we don't want to say "nasty" things, especially about a child. 

It is time to place the blame where it belongs, bad parents.

CATHERINE FAHRIG

Sandpoint

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