With the Florida theater shooting, this makes two incidents in the last week or
so where a gunman was disarmed and surrendered to an unarmed person. The NRA
needs to rethink its mantra that "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun
is a good guy with a gun." It clearly is not true.
To "wwookie" he brought the gun in an instrument case. Hiding a shot
gun in some instrument cases would be easy to do. A metal detector, as you have
pointed out, doesn't work to stop crazy.
The answer is not fewer guns, it is parental control. If you own guns, make
sure they are either locked up or at least fitted with trigger locks. Do not
allow children still in school to have unlimited access to guns. I blame these
shooters, but their parents have equal blame for not controlling their guns.
Already comments calling for gun control, but the censors are upset with
reminding readers the weapon that was used, is the same as Joe Bidden's
weapon of choice. Joe Bidden told the people of America to go out and buy a shot
gun, not semi automatic weapons.
We are told that cigarette advertising will cause children to smoke. Then we
are told that violent video games have no influence on children and that those
games are perfectly safe. Does anyone note the conflict there? Having guns or
not having guns makes little difference if the children of our society have no
direction in their lives. Many condemn religion as a "brainwashing"
influence on children. I say it gives them a direction and provide an idea that
there are consequences to our actions.This shooting has nothing to do with
the NRA or background checks. It has everything to do with parenting and
How about time for better parenting? We can have a discussion about guns, but
until we get to the root of the problem, tragedies will continue. You
can't take away everything that can be used to harm people, it is simply
impossible. What's needed is a deep analysis of WHY has our society
devolved to this, and what can we do to reverse it. In my opinion, we took
prayer out our schools, the 10 commandments off the town square, started ending
the lives of defenseless, unborn children for convenience, and now let our
children play violent killing games for hours on end and somehow we expect our
children to have respect for others. And the same people clamoring for gun
control seem to be the same people telling churches they are welcome in society,
so long as they remain silent while there. No, there is no question why we are
where we are. And once the guns are gone, we'll still have pressure
cookers, and if not pressure cookers, something else to take their place. We no
longer want values to be taught publicly, and then we wonder why these things
Now, once again, is not the time to discuss gun control. or so we shall be told.
when will the schools wise up and put in metal detectors.My school
in Norcal had metal detectors and no school shooting, just a few knife stabbings
during the year. Not sure how the knives made it through, but at least no
deaths.much better than the crazy NRA idea of arming teachers. Might
have been a few deaths in this incident if a teacher pulled a gun on this kid.
How many more times must this happen before we finally find what it takes to
stand up to the NRA and the gun makers?