Our problem

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The recent school shooting is a tragedy on so
many levels we hardly know where to start and
it will take some time for all the facts to come
out so we’ll address it here.

Foremost is the fact that nine people are dead and
seven are in various stages of recovery from being
shot. Our condelences to family and friends. And
we give a heartfelt salute to Army veteran Chris
Mintz who was shot five times trying to take out
the shooter.

Then our President gave a press conference full of
the usual rhetoric, lies, and half truths meant to
inflame the emotions and not address the real
issues surrounding the problem. Defending terrorists
does nothing to help.

It has been proven in places like Chicago that
more gun control does nothing to stop the violence.
What has also been proven is that “gun free” zones
don’t work. To law abiding citizens these zones
mean leave the gun in the car. To the criminal the
signs actually say come shoot fish in a barrel.

We have said many times that the problem isn’t a
gun problem, or a violence problem, it is a moral
problem. Several things would have to happen to
stop this violence and gun control isn’t one of
them.

Some in our country have no morals. Obviously they
were never taught them or have forgotten them. Say
what you will, but two parent families might make
a difference.

We have more people living here, thus we have more
people with mental health issues while funding for
the institutions that offer help is being reduced.
And there is a stigma attached to those who ask for
help.

The government, our schools, and others need to
look at the facts and redirect their energies in
a direction that helps the issue. If a child
nibbles a snack into the shape of gun in the
cafeteria they get a suspension yet a gunman,
usually carrying multiple weapons, can walk right
in and start shooting.

We have to stop coddling terrorist and making
them sound like a children’s version of Robin Hood.
And we have to stop trying to get God out of our
country. We have the right to worship and if more
people did we might not be in the shape we’re in.

That’s our opinion on it and you’re welcome to
yours.
Comments are always welcome.

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8 Responses to Our problem

  1. ekurie says:

    Well said and true. My opinion also.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    futuret,
    we’ll check out the link.

    Brittius,
    thanks for the reblog.

    ekurie,
    thanks. It’s good to know we’re not alone in our frustration.

  3. Mamabear says:

    Great topic and great comments cruiser2

    All the guns the shooter in Oregon had were legally purchased they said, but my question is was he competent. I’m not excusing his behavior, but just saying that some that purchase guns are mentally ill and should never be allowed to purchase, but how do we weed out these ppl? The numbers are likely quite large nationwide and IMO we’re not set up to figure who is able to purchase guns and legally use them. Not to mention the criminals that can get weapons without going through a backgroundcheck. Stopping the sale of guns is not the answer IMO, but we need a better system~I only wish I could come up with a better system~what about you?. Finally, guns don’t kill ppl, ppl kill ppl!

  4. cruisin2 says:

    Mamabear,
    thank you. We agree with what you say and the problem has been
    around longer than we think. The deadliest school massacre in our history happened on May, 18, 1927 at an elementary
    school in Bath, Michigan. A school board member who was
    upset over the property tax set off a bomb in the school that killed
    45. 38 of the dead were children. It could be said that no kids have
    died in a school bombing lately, but the problem remains the same.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The status quo is not working. We need to put at least as much effort into preventing mass shootings as we do terrorism on US soil. More guns do not make us safer (see stats on Arizona – don’t even need a conceal-carry permit – versus other states with conceal-carry permits). Why are the efforts to stop terrorism so successful but we can’t seem to resolve the mass shootings (41 this year…yes, they are much more prevalent than in past years)?

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/02/us/oregon-shooting-terrorism-gun-violence/

  6. cruisin2 says:

    Anonymous,
    you’re right it isn’t working. We don’t know about your terrorism numbers, but with CNN as a source it doesn’t surprise us. As of
    October 5th, 2915 we’ve had 39,925 incidents involving gun
    violence. This has resulted in 10,061 deaths and
    20,475 injuries. Of that 266 deaths were caused by
    mass shootings. Now, what ALL mass shootings do have in common is they happen in gun free zones and the shooters were
    either on stopped taking psychotropic drugs. We have a Constitutional right to own guns and regulating us will not stop anything..

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