Something has occurred to me when pondering yet another hideous school shooting:
Of course, the first thing many think about is “TOO MANY GUNS!” And, let’s face it, there ARE too many guns. But most of us understand that guns don’t shoot themselves. Obviously, if the guns weren’t there, they wouldn’t be shot, but killers would find some way to hurt others, in my humble opinion. An argument might be that we very, very rarely hear about these killings in Europe, and most Europeans do not have guns. But Swiss military, at least, take their guns home after they leave the military and we don’t hear a lot there.
HERE is my thinking:
1, Many of the shooter/killers have been red flagged in the past. They’ve had histories of being ‘weird’, of being recluses even in school, some have actually threatened to kill but teachers or shrinks have talked with them and they’ve been deemed ‘just weird’, or they’ve scared their own families but families kept silent.
I believe a lot of that is due to the Left’s fear of EVER actually labeling someone as troubled, a possible killer. God forbid someone is labeled unfairly, or absolutely wrongly identified when they’re really just weird! ……..SO, these people get a pass often to the horrible outcomes we experience so much in America.
2. There have been discussions of armed guards at schools or other large facilities with a lot of people. The Left doesn’t approve of that because people might feel uptight seeing someone with a GUN around them. It might OFFEND SOMEBODY! (we need to start offending again). The gun has been demonized to always mean something bad instead of the fact that the gun can kill a mass murderer and save many lives in the doing.
How do we retrain those silly enough to look at every gun as a weapon for killing innocents (possibly coming from the anti-gun, anti-military thing the Left loves to harangue about)?
HOW DO YOU THINK WE CAN AT LEAST HELP KEEP THESE INCIDENTS DOWN?
OR DO YOU THINK IT’S POSSIBLE AT ALL?
Please pray for the dead, pray particularly for their families……..there’s not much worse than this.