Why are mothers killing their children?

Last week a Texas mother shot and killed her two daughters. She was killed by the police when she refused to drop her weapon. Yesterday a Tennessee mother stabbed her 4 children to death. What is going on? Should guns be banned? Should knives be banned or were both of these mothers in need of mental health intervention? It is hard to reconcile that a mother could carry a child for 9 months watch them grow up and be then the person that extinguishes that life. That spells mental illness.

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  • Bill  On July 2, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Why are these examples any more indicative of mental illness than murder of an unborn baby in what should be the safest place in the universe, the mother’ womb? Why should anyone be perplexed by these cases when the value of human life has reduced to virtually zero? We are reaping what we have sown.

  • Elogam  On July 6, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Mental illness. EM, you hit the nail squarely on the head. No sane person goes off on a shooting spree. We have a dearth of mental health screening to detect those who suffer from such illness, and until we address it, banning firearms that look scary will do nothing to prevent them from killing.

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