Pick the day of them week anymore. Location? Near or far from you. This is becoming commonplace.
Hate to tell the gun control pushers that it has nothing to do with guns. Nothing at all. Guns just happen to be the weapon of choice for many of the current set of killers.
Drugs kill. Making them illegal hasn't done away with them. Maybe laws to make drugs illegal make us feel good, as if we're doing something about the problem. Truth is, those laws haven't helped. Drugs are still out there, killing as many as before.
Truth is, if someone wants to kill, he or she will find a way.
Guts. Do killers, murderers, druggies have guts? Nope. They surely get a few minutes of media glory though, don't they?
Maybe, just maybe, if we, the American people, would just teach our children right from wrong. If we would give more disapproving looks when someone is making a buy, ask questions when someone is toting a gun in an unsafe manor, say NO when our kids want ultimate freedom to roam about the streets or internet.......IF WE would accept responsibility for what is happening rather than blaming the weapon.
Our media (movies, TV, etc) gives glory and fame to those who kill, who sell drugs, who maim. Parents blame schools, schools blame parents, the media blames guns and we listen.
I was raised by parents who lived on a farm. Guns existed for hunting. Dad fought in WWII and was wounded. I learned a healthy respect for guns and unless I wanted to learn to hunt, the gun was off-limits. I had no need, no desire to question that or even begin to think I should swipe the gun and take it to school on a rampage that would surely end in my demise as well. No desire whatsoever. So, why are there so many young folk taking guns, acquiring guns today?
Explain then, if it is the fault of guns, why two young girls recently made media headlines for stabbing a friend of theirs.....in order to prove themselves worthy of a fictional character's attention? KNIVES, Folks. These two used knives. Another type of weapon. Not a gun. Imagine that. Banning guns would not have stopped the actions of these two girls. Guess what? They wanted to impress a fictional character on the internet.
How does banning a weapon make us safe? It would strip many of us of our immediate source of protection. If someone tries to harm me or my family and I have a weapon, I have a chance to defend us while I await the arrival of protection officers. If I have no weapon, I and/or my loved ones may already be dead or inured.
I had a stalker a number of years ago. He went to jail on other charges. At the time, and after his release from jail, I was advised by protective authorities to learn to shoot, to carry. To carry Something with which I could quickly protect myself. Even the local police and authorities knew I was safer if I could defend myself on-the-spot, rather than waiting while 911 dispatched those I would need.
Banning guns won't solve problems.
Education, discipline, medical attention for our young people who may need counseling and medication...THESE would be a much better start. (Why do young people have so many more bouts of depression, anxiety, bullying, etc than 20-40 years ago, by the way?) Parents and Teachers who WORK TOGETHER for the education and betterment of the children, not parents who second-guess the teachers and vice-versa, this is what is needed.
Glory. Death is not to be glorified, especially violent death. The only glory in death occurs when you have faith in God above and meet Him in glory upon earthly death, leaving your body behind.
Our media glorifies killing, death, violence. Television. Movies. Magazines. News outlets. Social media. We, the people. Yes, we, the people, glorify death, killing and violence. Every time we watch that movie, that evening news, pick up the magazine with a headline, and share a post about violence on our Facebook or Twitter feeds. Every single time, WE glorify these things we say we are against.
We need to have the guts to give glory to life, to the sanctity of the human spirit. We need to have the guts not to ban guns, but rather to fight the good fight for life, for education, for discipline, for balance, for caring when someone seems 'off-balance,' for bringing our country back to a place that was sought once upon a time as a land, a home of the free because of the brave. Bring our country back to a place you would want to move to when you need freedom.
Have guts, keep your guns, and bring back the glory.