The overriding theme of today’s anti-gun article is that guns in the hands of the good guys is not what it will take to stop a bad guy with a gun in a school shooting. Instead, we are to pay attention to people’s needs and be vigilant for warning signs before the event occurs. As one expert proclaims, “You don’t bring more guns to reduce gun violence.” I’m sure the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan feel exactly the same way as well as your local law enforcement officials.
To start with, we’re not even going to go into the false facts that this article is parroting from Bloomberg’s groups. Even CNN has enough integrity to check the wild claims of these numbers of school shootings and by simply checking facts they reduced their figures on “school shootings” by 80%. Let’s just leave it as a fact that journalism these days is a far cry from reporting on the truth. It’s typically used to serve an agenda (of their owner and their own liberal biases) and many times these days it’s simply to advance the anti-gun rhetoric regardless of what the truth is.
Next, the author’s very title of the article is designed to elicit an emotional response on the hopelessness of our current courses of action and therefor we must try something new (thus the enlightening quote above about how more guns don’t stop guns). The authors claims that school shootings haven’t down (even though they aren’t using real statistics to prove their case) even though there has been implementation of various new security features in some schools to try and prevent school shootings.
But do the authors bother to compare what new security protocols have been actually put in place and done the leg work to see if schools that had done extra work were not among the victimized? Schools make all kinds of upgrades but it doesn’t tell us anything until you find out what upgrades were or weren’t put into place where there actually is a shooting. And if a school does make changes to keep their students safer, it could likely defer an attack, one that we will never read about because we’ll never know the thought process of the intended attacker or the press won’t care to report on it because it doesn’t serve their vested interests.
Moving on in a true coverage of the facts, I guess the reporters were blissfully unaware of circumstances like the one which just rolled out in Oregon:
Troutdale school resource Officers Nick Thompson and Kyle Harris were at Reynolds High School when Tuesday’s shooting occurred, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton said. “As soon as this happened, they were there in less than a minute,” Staton said. “Had they not been there, it could have been a lot worse.”
But you see this doesn’t fit nicely into their fantasy world where all guns are evil and need to be eradicated. It’s for the exact same reason that you have the head of an organization for training resources officers proudly proclaim that “more guns don’t reduce gun violence.” The above story is just one of more that can be found where an armed guard or off-duty police officer put an immediate end to an active school shooting. Period!
Guns are part of our society and culture. They aren’t going away any time soon. Bad guys will therefor be able to acquire them. Some will be underage (which is illegal, I remind you, but liberal gun-grabbers always seem to think that a piece of paper saying what is wrong is enough to appeal to the conscience of a killer and thereby thwart a rampage before it starts) which means that guns will undoubtedly make their way onto school property. And you’re telling me the way to prevent such a shooting is to make sure everyone else who is in that killer’s path of destruction is not to have a gun, somewhere, on somebody to stop them?
This gives us another glimpse into the fantasy life of liberals who believe that all people are basically good at heart and therefor deny evil right up until the very moment that 20 kids are killed. And then they wonder why, wring their hands and shake their heads. So what delusional practices do they come up with? Talking and listening. If we will all just do that then everything will be fine. As the authors make the case for in this pointless article of theirs, we just need to be more vigilant in our dealings with the students so we can spot problems before they arise.
And yes, this can be done as one piece of the solution but to think you can simply observe a way out of this is absurd, stupid and dangerous. Clues will be missed. Most of the times these guys fly well under the radar as they sketch out their attacks in notebooks, write their manifestos and confide it in no one. Only a postmortem of their bedroom contents will come up with the proof and by then, duh, it’s too late. Armed attackers will get into a school if they are determined enough. And you’re saying that when they do you are going to talk your way out of it because all you have is your words and good intentions to stop a bullet. Pure genius!
Seeing as how these “journalists” are short on facts and clearly brain power as well, I guess that worked just fine in the Isla Vista shooting, didn’t it? Officers had all kinds of evidence that showed the shooter was unstable and should not be trusted. But in the most gun restrictive state in our country and with legally purchased firearms, he went on his killing spree nonetheless. Thinking you can talk your way out of everything and be generously empathetic is a recipe for disaster. This is the world that 3 and 4 year-olds live in on Sesame Street and My Little Pony. It doesn’t cut it in the real world.
Sadly you see the same attitude from State Department officials when talking about our need to better communicate with al-Qaeda to solve our problems and iron out our differences so we can all share the planet in peace. WRONG! They want to kill us. End of story. Send it to the printer. There’s no talking, no dialogue, no concessions that can be made to appease them. They want us dead. It’s that plain and simple. And the same goes for the active shooter who has fallen off the sanity wagon and decides the only way he can feel better is to plan an attack that will put him in the record books (with the media only too happy to broadcast non-stop coverage for 24/7 and make him infamous as well as fueling the desires of future copy-cats to one-up them).
What passes for journalism these days is pathetic. Most fifth graders could do a better job of reporting on the “facts.” Anyone can throw around some baseless numbers and try to appeal at an emotional level to get what they want. Children do it all they time.