I have it up to here with the whimpering idiots that blame their lack of care for their offspring and their eventual deaths on guns.
April Frankenberry Connor stole her Mom’s credit card, went to a sporting goods store, bought a gun, went back to her car and committed suicide. Sad story that has happened before and will happen again. But it twists my guts to read how Mommy Jill blames everybody under the sky for her daughter’s death yet she fails to point the finger at herself. April had a long history of mental illnesses but apparently that did not appear in the NICS check.
She said her daughter had been treated for mental illness, including severe depression, since her growing up in Huntington, on Long Island. She also had been hospitalized locally on several occasions while living Glasco.
So it was not a recent development that April was not well. If the mother was so worried about her hurting herself, how come she did not notify authorities about it and had her name placed in the NICS database? For that matter, why was she even allowed to drive a car? She could have taken a bus stop full of school children in a fit similar that led her to end her own life. Why Jill just let her do whatever she wanted if she was such a threat to herself and others?
Now you may say “Well, Jill might have not known about NICS.” It does not fly. If she was really the caring parent she portrays to be, she would have asked up and down to make sure she would not have access to a firearm. Instead she now calls our favorite NY Anti Gunner Senator Schummer to create a database of mentally ill people who shouldn’t have access to guns…basically to re-invent the NICS.
Dear Mrs. Frankenberry, stop blaming everybody for your failure. You did such a crappy job with your daughter’s life, what makes you an expert on trying to control ours? In case you haven’t noticed, the failure to notify NICS is something that Charles Schummer lives for. Him and his kind love for people with mental problems to kill so they can enact more and more restrictions on gun ownership. Do you really think he gives a damn about your daughter? She will just be a tool, a postcard example to be waved in front of the cameras with you probably at his side reprising the role of caring mother who lost a daughter because of the NRA and lax Gun Control Laws.
As I mentioned before, I had an uncle that committed suicide by hanging himself. I do not blame lax Rope Control Laws or the hardware store that sold him the rope. I don’t blame inanimate objects for the actions of humans because it is stupid. Just like your actions to compensate for your inability to prevent your daughter’s death. Deal with the guilt where it belongs: inside you; do not transfer it somewhere else or to somebody else.