Saturday, June 14, 2014
Remorse But No Guilt
The parents of Jared Padgett, who shot and killed a classmate at that Oregon school this week--and hoped to kill many more, it seems--have issued a statement expressing their sadness and blah blah blah. You'd never know that he got the weapons--yes, one was an AR 15--from his home. From their home. Don't look for any mention of personal responsibility in their note. As in other cases, the parents should be locked up--tighter than they locked the weapons away.
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