Once again we’re faced with a school shooting, the Parkland shooting. And once again, the same conversations. Here they are:
- The NRA is to blame: Nope. Not close. First, no NRA member has committed any of these shootings. One NRA member did kill a shooter, before he could get away, possibly to kill more people. Second, the NRA is a safety organization who is FOR background checks and strengthening the effectiveness, completeness and thoroughness of the NICS, the federal background system.
- We need to ban guns/assault rifles/semi-automatics: First, you can never ban guns. The 2nd amendment will never get overturned and the tyrannical moves it would take to get around that would bring an armed revolution. Second, most people calling for assault weapon bans really can’t define them. The problem is not the type of weapon, it’s the people using them. Third, if you ban semi-automatics, which the Supreme Court will overturn, you severely limit the defensive capabilities of the weapons. The difference between having to manually chamber and the gun loading the next round on its own is significant. Finally, the 2nd Amendment is not just about self-defense from criminals, it is also about defense from the government. The 2nd Amendment secures all the others. The first thing every tyrannical government does before oppressing its people is confiscate the guns.
- We need “common sense” gun laws: 99% of the time when you ask “Ok, name a common sense law not already on the books,” you are met with silence. We have 22,000 Federal, state and local gun laws on the books already. People guilty of domestic violence, felons, people courts have ruled too mentally unstable to own them, can’t buy guns, legally. Every gun sold at a store, gun show, over the internet and between private parties requires, by law, a federal background check. If I was to sell you my gun, I’d have to do it through a registered dealer with a background check installed. BIG POINT: Criminals don’t obey the law, that’s why they are criminals. Laws ONLY impact the law abiding.
- People don’t really use guns for self-defense: Actually, according to FBI statistics, people not associated with law enforcement use a gun for stopping a crime over 2 million times a year, 10-12% of those rapes or sexual assaults. In over 90% of the incidents, the gun was never fired, just used to hold the criminal until the police could arrive.
We live in a society with a liberal media that defends killing babies in the womb, even after twenty weeks, something that the vast majority of Americans doesn’t support. More and more states are pushing and passing euthanasia laws. Video games glorify violence and even criminal activity. PG-13 movies can have a high level of violence, just not as graphic as R. Yet, the same people who would say all these things, abortion, euthanasia, Hollywood, are not a problem, wring their hands and wonder “where’s the value for human life.”
We took the Bible out of the schools, even as literature or social studies, and wonder how our moral standards have slipped. When our morality is based on human, majority rules shifting standards, the measure of morality slips.
Given that we can’t get morality back to this generation, and probably not the next, teaching the value of human life, and we aren’t going to get the Bible back into schools anytime soon, what then is the solution? The answer is armed guards in schools. Between the willingness of active and retired law enforcement to volunteer/work cheap, and veterans to do the same, we can do it. We need to also allow and encourage administrators and teachers to get conceal carry licenses and be armed at school. We can’t get rid of all the guns, nor can we suddenly get troubled kids to value human life. Apparently we can’t trust the FBI to follow up strong leads (as they failed to do with Parkview and Cruz). So the only answer is to have good guys with guns. We have them protecting our banks, politicians, government buildings (other than schools), actors and actresses, etc., but our kids most of all deserve it.