Too many young people no longer know good from evil or right from wrong, and the end result is often manifested, not only in mass school shootings but in the slaughter carried out nightly on the streets of our nation’s largest cities – especially those with the most stringent gun control measures – and in the abortion clinics across our country.
Mental health professionals already have a professional responsibility to report any client whom they believe to be a danger to himself or others and that’s a sensible thing, but no one including them can tell the future. As it is, the system of reportage and follow-up has failed again and again. In a common-sense world, this makes the case for improving what we have, not expanding ineffectiveness further.
However, in just a few decades America would descend to where mass shooting events are becoming common enough to replace duck and cover with active shooter training for police and lockdown drills in our schools. With gun control laws continuing to be added to the books showing little effect. If the violence has continued to increase, then it can’t be the guns but the willingness of a person to use them.
If the government schools are incapable of keeping teachers, staff, and students from getting shot at, wounded, or killed, then the answer is not to disarm citizens who did nothing wrong. Letting authoritarianism swell to punish the law-abiding will never result in life, liberty, or happiness for anyone but those who rule.
Children as young as five have been put on these prescription drugs and made the above list of 37. These drug-addicted mothers pulled their own children into the drug-filled abyss with them and there were no fathers to help stabilize the situation. What were the doctors that wrote these prescriptions thinking? Were they thinking at all? Were they enjoying commissions from the drug firms?
We have seen this farce before. When CNN held a town hall after the 2018 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, the auditorium reflexively cheered Sheriff Scott Israel when he criticized the NRA. However, Israel is no longer the Broward County Sheriff. It turns out that before the shooting, Israel had earlier changed the department policies concerning active shooters from the instruction that they “shall” confront the shooter to the policy that they “may” confront the shooter.
Yes, police officers are asked to do a damn tough job every day, but when little innocent children’s lives are at stake and many are already dead or wounded and bleeding out, you don’t stand around with your head stuck up your ass waiting for someone to tell you what to do. You rush to save the innocent, whether it places your life in jeopardy or not; that’s what you were hired to do, and supposedly trained to do.
At my next school, a small charter school in a small town, I witnessed no safety issues. I was fired, however, for sharing an article I’d written with my students who were Juniors and Seniors studying American Literature. The article ran that same day in the local newspaper. It summarized my experience and feelings when I had dozens of bullets fly over my head fired by an illegal alien and two Deputies that were engaging him in a shootout.
The longer the charade played out, the more it became clear—as the data in schools, professional sports, airplanes, Antarctic research stations, and the like revealed—that almost everything we did to “slow the spread,” including the “six feet” nonsense, was worthless and unnecessary. This is especially true of useless masks and foolish lockdowns.
When a shooting took place in a Mississippi school a few years ago, the assistant principal ran to his car, grabbed his gun (good thing the gun-grabbers didn’t get there first), and stopped a massacre. He should be commended, not criticized! Every school in America should have a couple of armed teachers or staff, and they should be paid a bonus for being protectors as well as educators.
Around the same time Kapler was preparing to play Social Justice Warrior, he should have been focusing on the game his team was about to play. One of the most fundamental responsibilities for a baseball manager, and also one of the easiest, is to fill out the lineup card. That’s the list of players you hand to the umpires. But yesterday, Kapler forgot to put one of his players on that list, and in the eighth inning when he tried to put that player in the game, the umpire rightfully told him he couldn’t.
We do not need to cross the boundaries of Constitutional protections to have effective methods to reduce the criminal use of guns. We just need to be careful and intelligent in the methods we devise and apply. We start with acknowledging that guns have both positive and negative value, and then work on realistic solutions that preserve basic rights while discouraging harmful behavior.
The only thing that comes out of conservatives “not politicizing” the issue is ceding legal and cultural ground to people whose suggestions are for more gun control, which will result in more people being killed. Conservatives just keep coming up with more ways to justify losing. More ways to justify inaction. “Not politicizing” an issue is easy.
It’s all a matter of being taught safe and responsible use of firearms at home, by a knowledgeable and proficient adult, and having had a pistol or rifle in my own hands from age eight on, I speak from experience. Along with this, one should consider that Uncle Sam’s Army considers an eighteen-year-old reliable enough that it issues them M4s and rocket launchers and seats them in M1A2 Abrams tanks and behind fully automatic M60 or M249 machine guns.
Holding elected officials to account isn’t only appropriate, it’s important. That’s why we have elections. But attempting to draw attention to oneself with the obvious intention of gaining a political advantage in an upcoming election less than 24-hours after 21 people were murdered including 19 children is beyond disgraceful. It’s also extremely stupid.