here is a post by russel from another forum:
a bit sick and twistedI believe that "a killer has the 'right' to walk into a school and 'butcher' children". Just as every person has the inalienable 'right' to do whatever we will. (So according to you, I must need that heavy-duty psychiatric help.) We, as the rest of society do NOT have the 'right' to 'forbid' him. BUT, we DO have the right (and the duty) to 'protect' those children. The children have an equal (actually, greater than equal) right not to be killed, than his right to kill them. Because the killer's exercising his 'right' would take away the children's 'right' to life, we need bolster their 'right' by taking whatever restraining action against the killer (or would be killer) as is necessary--even to the point of locking him away for the rest of his life--if needs be.