Here is an interesting read. It lists all the known school shootings in the US from 1700 to 2010. You’ll notice that the more sophisticated the weapon and the more people that owned guns, the more people were killed. It should also be noted that Parkland was the 19th school shooting this year and there are still five days left in what is only the second month. And it’s not just school shootings that concern me. The people in Las Vegas expected to enjoy a nice evening dancing and listening to good music and 58 of them are now and 500 more injured.
We can never completely stop it but we can definitely slow it down by outlawing automatic rifles, extended clips and requiring background checks to make sure that criminals and mentally ill can’t have guns.
To those who say, “If we outlaw them they’ll just find another way to get them,” I say let them, we’ll close that loophole too.
To those that say, “these people are criminals, if we make laws they will just violate them,” I say that’s like saying we should repeal all traffic laws because people just violate them anyway.
“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” One of the most idiotic statements I’ve ever heard. No gun can get up and just kill somebody, there always has to be “people” involvement. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that phrase I would be a rich man today. I can’t believe so many people are dumb enough to fall for that NRA propaganda.
One of my favorites is, “The only way to deal with a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” These guys have surprise on their side. I don’t know about anybody else, but I think that in Los Vegas if the shooter had looked out that window and saw a person with an AK47 or AR15, that would be the first person shot.
And finally, to those that say now is not the time to talk about it, I say–YOU ARE WRONG, IT IS LONG PAST TIME TO TALK ABOUT IT.
The students at Parkland are fed up. They are marching and demonstrating and making their voices heard.
I hope they don’t give up. I hope they become like the hippies of the 70’s who brought about the end of the Vietnam war, or those that marched with MLK for civil rights and voting rights.