The Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting

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By Now I’m sure all of you have heard about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut by 20-year-old Adam Lanzain.  This is a particularly disturbing event because 20 of the 27 victims were young elementary children. It makes me think of how disturbed I would be if something like this happened to my sweet grandkids.  I’m pretty good with empathy but one thing I have difficulty with is understanding the mindset of a person who wants to hurt or abuse little children.

I can much easier identify with the mindset of Jesus who said:

“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matt 18:6

Sadly that which outweighs the grief the nation suffers over this disaster is the glee many on the Left take in seizing this as an opportunity to enact gun control.

Yes, they have called for gun control with every shooting disaster we have had in the past but this time the atmosphere is different.  We are kind of at a point of tension and this event along with the reelection of the most liberal president in history has created momentum.

The President gave a hint of the battle to come in his innocent sounding remarks after the catastrophe:

“We are going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics.”

The statement “regardless of the politics” tells us that the “meaningful action” will be action that will be resisted by many.

I’m not a big fan of Alex Jones but he does make a good point that they are coming for our guns.  Check this out. LINK

It is certainly true that people on the Left all across the country are calling for gun control. Politics seems to be more important to them than comforting the bereaved families or giving them time to grieve.

So what is the solution?  Would more gun control solve the problem?

In answer to this we must consider that Connecticut already has some of the most stringent gun control laws in the country.  It’s up there with Washington DC and Illinois. These two states have lots of gun control but high murder rates so strong gun control measures don’t seem to work for them.

Even if we banned all guns crazy people would still find a way to commit mass murders. They could make explosives, poison the water or kill with knives as is happening in China despite their ban on guns. This is from the AP:

BEIJING, China – A Chinese teenager has killed eight people and wounded another five in a knife attack in the country’s northeast.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the attack took place last night in Liaoning province.

It did not immediately give any other details in its report today, such as the ages of the victims.

Violent crimes are growing more common in China.

There was a string of knife attacks against schoolchildren across the country in early 2010 that killed nearly 20 and wounded more than 50.

Here’s another attack that left 22 schoolkids injured with a knife attack.

What then is the solution?  There are three things that can be done.

(1) Stop making drug addicts of our kids.  It’s bad enough that the average adult is taking a half dozen or so drugs but so also are our elementary kids taking many prescribed drugs, and many of them are mood altering. Almost all the mass school shooters were taking a lot of prescription drugs.  The two at Columbine did as well as the Virginia and Batman shooters. After taking these drugs long enough depression often sets in and they become disconnected to the real world.  Shooting a bunch of kids seems like a fun video game to them.

(2) Allow teachers and adult staff to take guns to school. Some will say they could go crazy and become shooters themselves.  To this the answer is simple.  If they wanted to shoot up the school they could do it anytime now. Even though it is against the rules they could still bring a gun to school and create havoc. If a teacher had been armed in any of these school shootings much of the tragedy could have been prevented. They might have been entirely stopped because what kid wants to start shooting if someone will shoot back?

(3) Hire an armed security guy at each school. If we don’t allow teachers to carry guns then this is the next best thing.  The trouble is it would be expensive, and if there is just one guy to take out, many shooters could figure they could subdue him and have the element of surprise.

During all the years I attended school I never heard of one school shooting anywhere in the country.  What has changed?  A fewer percentage of people own guns today than 50 years ago.

There have been two main changes. The first is our culture itself and the second is the forcing of mind-altering drugs on our kids.

May sane minds return to government.

 

Copyright 2012 by J J Dewey

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