Reduce shootings by enacting curfews
Replicating the theory that “Guns do not kill people, that people kill people,” why is the emphasis on getting guns off the street?
Granted, this is a laudable political goal, but is it realistic? Does it, in fact, change people’s behavior? Why not get people off the streets?
Is it not time to at least consider curfews for the tri-city areas? If it is true that people are killing people, let’s take people off the streets, especially in the middle of the night.
Pre-teens and teenagers do not need to be on the street at two in the morning.
Even some so-called adults have shown that they do not have the resolve to be up at that hour without shooting someone.
A graduating curfew, one that allows the city or community to slowly open up when crime rates show a decreased response, would be a logical outcome.
Otherwise, people on the street after a certain hour would need a valid and verifiable reason or risk ticketing or worse.
Using a commonsense analysis of the numbers would reflect a reduction in the “pool” of potential shooters.
This in turn would make policing and crime solutions more productive.
What better way to get the entire population (and businesses) involved than to encourage everyone to look in the mirror and truly start taking responsibility for their actions and attitudes, and in doing so, be part of the solution.
Rude fans should just stay home
I watched the baseball game last month between the Boston Red Sox and the Yankees.
I could not believe how ignorant, rude, and poor sportsmanship the Red Sox fans are, with their constant chanting “Yankees Suck.”
I was always taught “if you can’t say anything good, shut up and don’t say anything at all.”
If you want to chant and show your ignorance and poor sportsmanship, you should stay home and don’t broadcast how rude you are.
No one wants to hear you.
School supplies can be eco-friendly
August is back to school shopping time, which means you have a long list of essential supplies your child needs for the coming school year.
If you hit the big box stores with your list in hand, you might quickly become overwhelmed, especially if you are looking for supplies that will not do damage to the planet.
The good news, however, is that with a little internet searching you can find a fantastic selection of eco-friendly school essentials that are good for the environment and for your child.
Whether it is backpacks and binders, paper and pencils, or art supplies and cleaning supplies, environmentally conscious manufacturers can supply your children with many of the essentials they will need.
It’s a great teachable moment.
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