Yet Another…..

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What will it take to put an end to this madness? There have been 18 gun-related incidents this year in schools across our nation and sadly, it’s just February.

Is the 2nd amendment more important than the lives of our children? Seems that way. What is it going to take for politicians to knock off the Dem-Rep horse shit and do something? I’m not suggesting the confiscation of guns throughout this country. I’m all for people having guns to protect themselves, their families and their property. What I am NOT ok with just anyone being able to purchase a gun. And, I’m NOT ok with assault rifles! Even a deer hunter doesn’t need an assault rifle!

Too many people don’t know how to settle disputes without violence. Many have mental health issues. Some people don’t know how to handle rejection. Some people feel alone and desperate for attention. Some have issues with adults and/or authority figures in general. The list could go on and on… Too many people out there, for one reason or another, are not responsible enough to own a gun.

I don’t know the answer…..but I know that enough is enough! Our children are dying. Our teachers, administrators, and coaches are dying as they protect our children. If I still had school-aged children, they would be homeschooled! You can bank on that.

In the latest school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida…. 17 dead, 15 injured. The gunman apparently had been expelled more than once from that school, for possession of firearms!!! He commented on YouTube that he wanted to be “a profession school shooter!” Who the F*CK does that? And why the F*CK wasn’t he on someone’s radar?

My heart breaks for the parents who lost a child yesterday. I can’t believe this keeps happening, over and over again, while our nation’s leaders say, “This is not the time to talk about gun control” or “Thoughts and prayers.” Give me a break!

Author: Deb / Being Aunt Debbie

Single, mother of 2 adult children and grandmother to 4 beautiful grandchildren! I crochet, make jewelry, hand-poured soaps, and what ever else I can get into! I love Medieval History, castles, all things Celtic. I love animals, rock music, Mexican food, writing, learning, and good movies.

2 thoughts on “Yet Another…..”

  1. I certainly understand the sentiment, the heartbreak, and the frustration. I am not for starting an argument, nor do I wish to belittle anyone’s pain, beliefs, or opinions. However, even though it seems that gun violence is extraordinarily high, and that these occurrences are happening a lot, let’s please try to stay level headed and deal in facts. The facts are this: One, not just anyone can purchase a gun. There are laws and regulations in most states, and mandatory background checks and waiting periods for certain types of guns. Second, assault rifles aren’t what you think. Unless it is military grade, or tampered with, these aren’t the “real deal”. Third, most violent offenders will get their hands on weapons regardless of legal requirements, so what does that say for legalities? For those that steal a weapon, whether it belonged to a friend, parent, or other loved one… I encourage ALL gun owners to be responsible. However, as we well know, even car owners aren’t always responsible either. And, cars kill more people than guns do. Look, anything can be a weapon in the right hands, it’s that simple. These shootings are tragedies, without a doubt, but versus population, not as extreme in numbers as the media blows it up to be. The very fact that the media continues sensationalized coverage of these events may very well be perpetuating them. Anyway, that’s my train of thought, two cents worth, general opinion containing some facts, and food for thought. As always though, I enjoy reading your blog. I can certainly feel your heart in this post.

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