So everybody has heard about the Ohio School shooting. My condolences go out to the family. I’ll also point out that the details of the case are still very sketchy, and the alleged shooter is in captivity so time will tell about this story and I will comment when I have something to comment on.
I work on facts. The antis work on emotion. This leads to a phenomenon we call “Blood Dancing”, exploiting death crudely for political gain. Point 1:
.@BarackObama- #Ohio school shooting- kids should be safe in schools; NRA should not decide gun policy-8 kids shot daily-time to speak out
Does the NRA have a policy about kids getting shot? Is this kid not going to be charged with any crimes in Ohio because of NRA sponsored laws?
Of course not, its all bullshit, but they know it sounds heartless to call bullshit when somebody is exploiting death while the bodies are still warm. Point 2:
That’s the most important question. Most school shooters get their guns at home (65% according to the link below). Parents should be thinking differently about their loaded guns and their own views about guns when children live in the home. If you don’t think kids can find your guns, then you are living under a rock. Kids should be safe in our schools. Every day 8 children a day die from gunshot injuries. ( See Kid Shootings). In what other nation does this happen? Are we crazy? This school shooting is one of the worst according to this article from Reuters. From the article…We can pass more gun laws and we should. Making parents responsible for children getting their hands on guns would help. 28 states have some form of Child Access Prevention laws. Laws requiring mandatory reporting of lost and stolen guns may stop gun owners from being careless with their guns. Safely storing guns should be of utmost importance to keep guns away from the hands of children and teens as well as theft. Guns in the hands of children must first pass through the hands of an adult. You can read from the linked article above about the effectiveness of locking guns away from children. It works.
Let’s look at the above passage. First this screed is book-ended by discussion of “Safe Storage” laws, and how well they work. But we have Joan’s own words in her “Kid Shooting Blog”
Pro-gun activists like to claim that locking a gun is enough to keep it out of children’s hands, but most teens, when questioned away from parents, admit that they are able to get the key or know the combination.
Does it work, or doesn’t it work? Of course it doesn’t work, but Joan is in the business of pushing gun bans, but her organizations force her to fly under the radar and say “Gun Bans are off the table”.
As for what other nations does this happen? Just about all of them, and at just about the same rate as here. Shootings like this are very rare, but they happen all over the globe. Also in places with VERY strict gun control we have things like stabbing sprees. As for “Are We Crazy?” If by “We” we mean “Joan Peterson, and Members of the Brady Campaign and Joyce Foundation”, I’d say I’ve made an EXCELLENT case of showing that this small, extremist, block of people are quite irrational, and divorced from reality.
Joan gives more examples:
Meanwhile, just in case you missed another mass shooting while you were sleeping, this one took place over the week-end in Tennessee, also a state with gun laws that leave something to be desired. A shoot-out in a bar that takes the life of one and injures 19 others is just plain ludicrous and unacceptable. Where is common sense?
One dead 19 wounded, that’s a little high, but that’s an average weekend in a gang-infested inner city, even in places like Chicago and DC that had outright gun bans and mandated storage laws. You see but those victims aren’t sensational. Also those victims don’t get wealthy white people to reach for their check books. Last
Questions need to be asked and also answered. The answers will become very important to future discussions about how to prevent and abate gun violence in America. There are just plain too many victims.
Questions need to be asked and answered? That’s big talk from a woman who heavily moderates her comments, and ignores rational statements that don’t agree with her world view. As for preventing gun violence, what have you done Joan? there’s a question. Anti-rights people have NEVER been concerned with results, this post is FILLED with policies that are PROVEN failures (and in the case of “Safe Storage Laws” Joan even admits its worthless) but never once is she concerned about RESULTS. Only banning guns is relevant.
Still they talk about dead victims with zero concern for their situation.
This is called “Blood Dancing” and they SHOULD be ashamed of it, but they are not.
Are they insane?
Yes, yes they are!