I am devoting all my blogs to angry rants in response to yet another child being killed by yet another gun in yet another school.
I love my kids. I want to keep them safe. I know that in a perfect world I could, but it's not a perfect world. I know that even in ideal situations there are not guarantees that my kids will be safe. But in the last 18 months there have been no less than 74 shootings in schools or on college campuses in the united states. 74 since 26 children were gunned down at a grade school in New Jersey.
And yet we go on and on and on in protecting the rights of gun owners over the lives of our own children.
This has to stop.
I do not want my kids and grand kids to live in a world where they see that the Second Amendment is more important than them. This has become so far out of hand that it literally sickens me.
If I had my way all guns would be piled up and burned. Send out the national guard with tanks, go door to door, and just take them.
But it's not up to me.
This is the real world, and like Pandora's box, the demons have been let out. We can't put them back.
But we can make them cause less heartache.
The second amendment has been used and abused. It's out of date and honestly doesn't apply anymore. There are other rights in the Bill of Rights that are far more regulated than the second. Freedom of speech for example, no one balks that there are times and places you can't say certain things, and even when you can you need a permit or a license. But background checks to buy a gun? Blasphemy!
How stupid is that?
No more dead kids. #NotOneMore
I encourage you to write every legislator you can, local, state, and federal, and demand to know what they are doing to put an end to gun violence in schools. And don't take any political rant as an answer. More guns aren't the answer. Armed teachers aren't the answer. Education is not the answer. Only real painful consequences to gun owners whose guns are used to kill. And real, painful effort into making sure only the 'right' people get guns (background checks, registration, licensing, taxing, testing - all the same things we do to own a car).
I am. Starting with the school board.