I have given this much thought.
I beleive at this point we do nothing.
This is an horrible event, done by an evil person.
We want, due to human nature, to blame someone/something.
I don't beleive this kind of evil can be stopped.
I don't beleive anyone/anything is to blame.
It is unfortunate that the incremental secular progressives have pounced on this opportunity to try to disarm the citizenry, 1 increment at a time.
Make no mistake, they will get something out of this tragedy.
And we will never get it back!!!!
I posted this on the Hide Your Guns thread and in my opinion makes the most sense.
The Official stance of the Libertarian Party...
The Federal Gun Free Schools Zone Act prohibits carrying firearms on school grounds in most cases, effectively criminalizing the right to self-defense in places filled with the most vulnerable citizens. Without that federal prohibition, adults working at the school would have been free to defend themselves, very possibly saving the lives of many of the young children and adults who were slain in this horrific tragedy.
"We must stop blinding ourselves to the obvious: Most of these mass killings are happening at schools where self-defense is prohibited," said Carla Howell, executive director of the Libertarian Party. "Gun prohibition sets the stage for the slaughter of innocent children. We must repeal these anti-self-defense laws now to minimize the likelihood they will occur in the future and to the limit the damage done when they do."
Anyone else disappointed in the amount of Repubs that voiced their support for more gun laws yesterday?
We provide all sorts of tools and training for most all other emergencies. Fire extinguishers. Defibrillators. CPR training. Heimlich training. The list goes on. Yet we deliberately remove the most effevtive tool that could end this type of situation.
This video might provide some insight to what goes through someone's mind who has been through this type of situation:
Trying to depict the Libertarian Party as the only one that is pro gun is somewhat disingenuous..The Party is pro gun because the issue deals with a liberty that they feel is being infringed...those from the other political parties arent looking at it thru one's civil liberty...they are looking at a gun as something if removed would somehow diminish certain times of crime and violence
I think it would be good for some teachers to carry guns. The thing is they need to be able to keep their mind on the lesson and the kids. That's just my point of view as a volunteer at school in the past.
This is an opinion piece from Fox News, but I see some common sense in this ...
But protection is a national pastime as we put locks on our phones, our homes, our cars, our bank accounts, our computers.
It’s ironic that so many exalted opinion leaders in government and the media live in gated communities, sending their children to private schools, all the while lecturing the great unwashed to trust in a level of security they do not accept for their own families. Apparently guns are bad, unless protecting them and their loved ones.
Tears have been shed for the heroic teachers and school employees who gave their lives to protect children. I wonder if I am alone in wishing that one of them was armed and able to fight back?
If this horrible event happened in a movie, Jason Bourne, living undercover, would have been the school gym teacher, and when violence entered the school, he would have protected those children with all the skills and force necessary. And we all would have cheered.
And yet, politicians argue that the answer to armed maniacs is a disarmed, unprotected citizenry. Parents should trust others to stand in the gap for their beloved children.
It is not enough. Even with the best intentions, government can’t be everywhere. A right to bear arms just may be a need to bear arms – on some occasions and in some locations.
Our schools need better trained and equipped protectors, and our citizenry deserves the right to fight for the weak. It’s not that a discussion of gun laws is a bad thing. But it is not enough.
As Americans grapple with an increasingly dangerous world, let’s not pretend the answers are easy or that playing politics with children’s lives is acceptable.
Kristi Stone Hamrick is a media consultant.