@Utah GirlRE: "@2 bits. Failure of our society to correctly
internalize kindness and fairness is just flowery prose. The fact is a student
died in one of our schools last week and it was because of a gun...---So... you're saying if they students at that school cared for everybody,
and loved the shooter, and accepted him... the gun would have gotten up on
it's own and killed those students?I think what I'm
talking about was a factor. A real factor. Not just flowery prose.===We will get new gun restrictions soon. And after that, when we
still have kids that bully and ignore other students, and we have students who
are angry, depressed, and violence at schools continues... what will you say
then?Because it will still happen. It does still happen. In places
that already have gun restrictions.Countries that have gun
restrictions still have school violence.The signs say
"Never" again. Not just "less often".Cultural
change is needed to totally end school violence. Gun laws alone won't do
it.I wonder if the protesters had reached out and accepted and loved
the shooter... if the gun would have still done what it did.
@ 2 bitsFailure of our society to correctly internalize kindness and
fairness is just flowery prose. The fact is a student died in one of
our schools last week and it was because of a gun.
Somehow we need to teach our teens that even if you are really really mad, or
depressed, shooting somebody or hurting somebody is not the answer.If we could do that... we would completely end this problem.Now I
know we can't do that. But it's as realistic as saying "Never
again" and pretending if we protest and get the President or Congress pass a
law it would never happen again.The only way this kind of sadness
will never happen again to anybody... is for our society to change. Gun
restrictions won't do it. Sad things will still happen to wonderful young
people as long as we have this attitude that violence towards others if you are
mad enough, angry enough, or depressed enough... is the "right idea" as
one Democrat put it yesterday.Until we internalize in our adults and
our youth that violence (with or without a gun) is never "the right
answer"... it will happen again.Tell that to Joe Biden (who
suggested if he were in high school he would, "Beat the Hell Out of
Trump"). That's a bad example to our youth IMO.That's
the attitude that leads to kids shooting kids.This WILL happen to
another young person. Time and time again. Until we change.
This is sad. The epidemic continues.
Another child dies and it means nothing to the NRA or politicians.Giving our children a fair chance to grow is what life is all about.
As a "responsible" gun owner the shooter's father *must* be held
accountable as an accessory before the act who aided in premeditated murder by
allowing access to the fire arm. He must be charged, tried, and
hopefully receive a sentence commensurate with the crime - years in prison. We *must* start holding "responsible" gun owners responsibile
for every crime committed with their weapons. Since it probably
won't happen I hope the girl's family sues this man and wins every
single thing he has or ever will have - his lack of responsibility directly
caused a premeditated murder. Responsible is responsible.