To the victims and their families,” he said, “I ask for your forgiveness and support as I seek to put an end to these terrible shootings.”
Golden said he didn’t think a mass killing like the one in his hometown could happen in Maine, which has the lowest violent crime rate in the nation.
“I had the false confidence that our community was above this,” he added
So, it has to happen to you, for you to get it. Damn humans are stupid.
Politicians like to be reelected. Maine is an independent minded place. Much of Maine is very isolated. Many of them believe their low crime rate is because of their gun ownership. It’s an outdated mindset, going back to our settler days. It ignores problems of mental health mixed with modern weaponry.