“Last time we visited with her in person we talked about prepping and you know, are you ready for what can happen down the line when the economy collapses,” said the gunman’s aunt, Marsha Lanza.Whenever I debate or get involved in discussion with gun lovers, they inevitably bring up needing their guns so that they are ready or prepared to defend themselves for...well, whatever. Most cite the common criminal acts but there are also those, like Lanza, who claim the need to counter future civil unrest or uprising. It seems that some of these folks seem to live a life of paranoia and of being scared to the point where they can't even enjoy a minute of rest without being "prepared." If you're not carrying, you're not "prepared," they'll maintain. Running out to the corner 7-11 means loading up and psyching yourself up to "engage," if need be.
The reporter asked, “Survivalist kind of thing?”
“Yea,” said Marsha Lanza.
Some might argue that this kind of paranoia and fear is a mental illness in and of itself. I think that kind of determination is best left to a professional. But imagine living a life constantly being scared and frightened. It's a life wasted, in my opinion, and you almost feel sorry for these folks.
Because if it wasn't for the fact that every now and then one of them goes off the deep end and takes a few Americans with them, they would, indeed, be pitiful...instead of dangerous.