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Saturday, December 15, 2012

What a mess...

In the aftermath of the shooting at an elementary school here in Connecticut I have seen many reactions; some logical, some not. I've seen outrage at the gunman, outrage at the victims, and outrage over guns (pro and against). I've seen people praying for victims, I've seen people angry at people for praying for victims when action is needed. The question is what action?
We all have to deal with the fact that there is nothing we can do to prevent crazy people from doing crazy things.
Armed guards at schools? Well, why stop there? We had a mass shooting at a movie theater so why not guards everywhere? Guards at every mall entrance in the country, at every school, at Wal Mart, at the library, where do we draw the line?
I've seen demands that school administration be armed. That would be great, just what I want, my kids school full of guns. Maybe we should require former military to become teachers and carry AK 47s to gun down any intruder. Maybe keep an Uzi in every room.
Now, I'm against automatic guns, I've been clear about this in the past but I do support every citizens right to keep a pistol to protect their home. What we have here is not a killer that stockpiled weapons and ammo but took his mothers protection and killed her with it, then went on a rampage.
We also had a person in China kill 20 students with a knife. A daycare was destroyed in the federal building in Oklahoma City. I don't think armed teachers would have helped there.
What if an armed guard goes nuts? Do we get guards to watch the guards?
Crazy people will do crazy things and there is nothing we can do about it but hope it doesn't happen to us.

1 comment:

  1. I think you might just be right (with that last line).