Here is the talk in its entirety…
Here’s what I took away from it; this is nothing we haven’t heard from her before and she still refuses to acknowledge her responsibility in the Columbine tragedy. I don’t think she’s solely responsible for it; as I’ve said in the past, it was a perfect storm of failure between the shooters’ parents and local law enforcement. However, I do believe that she shares a great deal of responsibility for allowing her son to carry out the brutal murders of 13 innocent people, alongside Eric Harris and influencing every copycat school shooting that has happened since.
Once again she doesn’t apologize for her inaction. Instead, she apologizes for what her son did, then almost immediately negates that apology by blaming Columbine on everything else but her son. She blames his suicidal tendencies, the supposed easy access of guns, and Eric Harris. While Dylan Klebold may have had mental health issues, and was a lackey to Eric Harris, his mental issues weren’t so great where he didn’t know the difference between right and wrong. At any time he could have walked away, just like anytime you could have done your job as a parent and actually checked up on what he was up to.
She’s not as brave as so many people keep claiming. She’s doing nothing more than trying to rationalize her son’s murder spree, refusing to acknowledge that he had any willing hand in it, or the fact that she could have easily prevented one of the most tragic crimes in our country’s history.