One of the ads on my computer for this page is for a first person shooter game. Since I don’t do searches for such games, I don’t know why I have this ad. The pet supply and car repair ads fall in line with recent searches, but this ad seems to just complement the cartoon.Will armed guards in schools be part of the school budget or the law enforcement budget. School budgets aren’t even paying new teachers enough and are definitely not providing resources students need AND deserve. Those of us who remember recess period, art classes, and music classes know, or take for granted, the benefits those programs gave us.And with 130k schools hiring 5 to 10+ guards each, how long before one of those 1 million + guards has a bad day, or forgets to take meds, or whatever and uses his gun “improperly”. What is the back up plan after that?The Sandy Hook shooter shot through a locked door to enter the school. Columbine had at least 2 armed security guards, and Virginia Tech has an armed campus police department. In each case, it was the number of bullets the shooter was able to fire before having to reload that caused so many to die. 100% background checks will “HELP” keep criminals and the mentally ill from acquiring guns. Tracking guns like we track cars will prevent private owners from selling guns illegally. But more than anything else…reducing the number of rounds a weapon can fire before being reloaded will allow a majority of potential victims to run away from a shooter. None of my weapons fire more than 6 rounds. And deer, quail, and other such game never shoot back. Tho, I’ve seen some really pissed off deer attacking people on video. They didnt’ have Kevlar on tho, so…I’m all for a “well regulated militia” being made part of local law enforcement. Under article 1 of the full description of the amendment you find what weapons and gear these militias should have. http://www.constitution.org/mil/mil_act_1792.htmWe don’t need armed guards in schools, we need some very modest improvement in the regulation of the weapons of mass destruction that firearms have become since the Gatling gun was invented. Tho, as the recent story about the young man who was turning tobacco containers into shrapnel bombs show, if a disturbed mind wants to do harm, they can find a way to do so. Rightisright says a revolution is warranted and freedoms are being stolen. This young man, a self described white supremacist, probably agrees. OrthodoxCatholic feels the death penalty should be given to those who perform or get abortions. There have been several bombings of clinics and doctors providing abortions killed by guns, one at the doors of his church. But as long as these killers can feel they are being “heroes” to commentators like Right and Orthodox, they can justify their actions, even if only in their own minds.What we really need is a nation of neighbors who are able to respect each other and compromise over matters where disagreement occurs. If we perform more random acts of kindness, and senseless acts of compassion, we might be able to show young people another way.Respectfully,C.
Apr 12, 2017