Saturday, December 15, 2012

School Shootings

I'm sure you've all heard of the most recent school shooting. Last time I was updated, there was 28 dead, 20 of whom were children.

This begs the question: Why?

Why do we suddenly have so many school shootings?

The answer, like most everything else, does not lie in politicians, but rather the heart of the people. What more can you expect in a country that freaks out over a shooting of school children, but is in support of killing those same children when they are yet smaller and more defenseless, and makes that act legal?

The media has already jumped on this as another time to push their anti-weapon agendas. Rest assured that shortly you will be hearing the familiar "If guns were illegal, this wouldn't have happened". The man was using a semi-automatic .223, and those will be the first to go. Labeled "assault rifles", even though by definition they aren't, they have withstood the brunt of the anti-gun legislation thus far.

I have heard of many other solutions, all crazily expensive and difficult to implement. Have four security guards assigned to each classroom with the teacher locking the doors, etc.

Realize though, that any solution besides mass revival won't really fix the problem.

However, I think I have a short-term solution. It would be easy, fairly cheap, and highly effective. Jump into the mind of an insane person:

If you wanted to kill as many people in as short of a time possible, where would you go? Not a supermarket, there are too many adults, some of whom would be carrying firearms. How about a school? There is not chance of meeting opposition at first, as there are not guns on school grounds. High densities of people in classrooms makes it even more perfect.

Although we can't fix the second point, the first would be obliterated. What if there were more guns in a school than you would find in a supermarket? It wouldn't be attempted, at least not near so often as it is now.

My suggestion is to arm all the teachers willing to carry a weapon. Make them take hunters-education and go though all the classes and tests associated with getting a concealed-carry permit. Make sure they are mentally very stable. Then give them a pistol. They would keep it on their person where a kid couldn't get to it easily.

If we had this system implemented in the school that had the shooting, I can guarantee you that the result would have been different. Instead of having 28 dead, you might have had 2-5, including the gunman himself. It might not have even happened at all.

5 comments:

  1. The Constitutionalist ReformerDecember 16, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    The Solution... The Gospel

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    1. I totally agree TJ. That can be the only long-term and complete solution to this problem (and many others).

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    2. The Constitutionalist ReformerDecember 16, 2012 at 8:49 PM

      To this and ALL the problems facing America.

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  2. I'm relieved I wasn't the only one who was thinking along these lines.

    The only direct means of stopping an unregistered gun user from harming anyone? A registered gun user. Simple.

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    1. Right on! Why penalize the people obeying the law for what those who don't obey the law do? It would be like taking every car away from everyone because one person ran through a red light and killed several people.

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