Peach Pundit reader Pat Malone gives his opinion that personal responsibility should play a central role in the debate over gun control:
As we search for solutions our discussion should be framed less around the white-hot emotion of the moment and more about the facts of this situation and pragmatic answers that will prevent similar situations.
The salient facts as reported and confirmed by various media sources are:
* The guns involved were legally obtained and owned by a law-biding citizen.
* That citizen was the mother of a mentally challenged son whose behavior had deteriorated to the point that she was beginning to pursue conservatorship in order to have her son committed.
* The guns were not sufficiently secured from a known mentally challenged and unstable individual. (The consequences of this are horrific.)
So perhaps instead of a national conversation on violence, gun control and mental health, society would be better served with a national conversation on personal responsibility.