Shooters bear all blame for their acts
Regarding the latest rash of mass shootings, anyone who can plot for months all the maneuvers that these massacres take, has no mental health issues that would get him off the hook.
He is the one who is corrupt and is the evil one to inflict these atrocities on humanity, not government, not our educational system, not any other perceived injustices. No one else to blame.
We are forever stained as a country. May God help us all, the only one who can.
Janice Evans Thompson
Can women get us to listen on guns
In light of the recent tragedy in Uvalde and likewise last week’s senseless shooting of the innocent in Buffalo, it’s clear we need to begin thinking seriously about individual rights vs. societal risk.
At least in these cases, it is glaringly apparent that it is a risk for guns to be placed in the hands of teens who are still developing their brains governing impulse control and judgement.
With one exception, virtually all developed countries strictly regulate firearms.
If there were any merit to the “defensive gun use” argument, you’d expect the one outlier nation — the United States — to boast much greater safety but that is not the case.
I noted on social media that there is an organization called “Moms Demand Gun Sense in America.”
Maybe it will be the women who will again demand that the ‘powers that be’ finally listen. (e.g. the Me-too movement and other recent changes brought about by women).
GOP shows double standard on guns
Some comments regarding the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas:
“If American gun violence is no longer surprising, it still is shocking.” (NY Times).
“Why are we willing to live with this carnage?” (President Biden)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed legislation declaring Texas a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State.” There is an NRA Leadership Forum in Houston today (Friday), and the organizers have confirmed that because Donald Trump has confirmed that he will attend, guns will be banned from the event.
No guns allowed to be present when politicians gather, but school-aged children? No problem. Go for it. After all, it’s your right under the Second Amendment. Is it me, or does anyone else see a glaring inconsistency? Or perhaps at least a double standard?
Toy assault rifle is inappropriate prize
This past Saturday was a gorgeous day for NiskaDay. Town spirit, parade, games, food, family fun, music, something for everyone, and topped off by spectacular fireworks!
What I did not need to see were children aiming an inflatable assault rifle at each other.
Was this a “prize” at a game? There appeared to be a variety of other prizes available (inflatable bats, stuffed animals, aliens, etc.) To see children playing and aiming a “toy” assault weapon at their friends was frightening and took my breath away.
So here we are, Tuesday, May 24, and yet another shooting with real guns at an elementary school in Texas. Nineteen children and two adults are dead.
I feel assault rifle “prizes” are extremely inappropriate, especially at a school or town sponsored event.
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