Imagine  if you will, one of your loved ones is brutally murdered by a  young  teen. Their murder is deemed so heinous, cruel, unthinkable and   barbaric that the person or persons that killed them are found unfit to   be tried as juveniles. Instead, the court finds them meeting the legal   criteria to stand trial as an adult.  
 If that person or persons is  found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt as  an adult offender up until  2012 they could be sentenced to Life  without the Possibility of Parole  or LWOP. As the victim survivor you  may have wished they had been given a  death penalty sentence, but due  to their age that was not a possible  penalty. Okay, one might say, at  least they will spend the rest of their  life in prison, never to be  freed and prey upon another innocent  person. You might even have a  false sense of justice being served, and  maybe, just maybe you can  begin the healing process and a semblance of  normalcy can be restored  in your everyday life, or so you hope and pray  for.  
 Then one day, perhaps many years later you read in the  morning  newspaper or an article on the internet that some liberal group,   politician, psychologist or social engineer feels a LWOP sentence is   cruel or unusual punishment and the fact that your murdered loved one   was brutally raped, tortured, their body dismembered is unimportant.  Now  they have started a movement, filed a suit, or introduced  legislation  that will render the sentence that was given to your loved  one’s  murderer or murderers, unconstitutional, and therefore null and  void.
  Like I pointed out in Part One, the term accountability is again being   replaced by culpability. The sentence rendered of LWOP or what was   deemed as proper punishment ordered by the trial court, the   accountability was too harsh, as your loved one’s murderer, due to  their  age was deemed to have diminished culpability. Also, the SCOTUS  in  January 2016 expanded on their 2012 decision that struck down  mandatory  life terms without parole for juveniles and said that those  sentenced as  teenagers to mandatory life imprisonment for murder must  have a chance  to argue that they should be released from prison.
 What does this  have to do with the cause celebre (a notorious person,  thing, incident  or episode) of firearms being the cause of all American  society’s  problems? While on the surface it may appear to be nothing,  on the other  hand arguments, movements or court decisions that weaken  the  punishments that are so justly deserved for such heinous acts like  the  Florida shooting should at least be a part of the discussion that  once  again will take place. They certainly won’t act as deterrence to  such  abhorrent, murderous carnage to them. But if you believe in the  2nd  Amendment and own or want to possess a firearm you are deemed  without  due process to be both accountable and culpable.

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