Thursday, February 22, 2018

On School Shootings

Now that a few days have passed since the latest appalling slaughter in the United States, I have a few observations to make, not necessarily in order of importance.

The usual 'gun control' shouters were out and about before the bodies were cold.

President Trump has been remarkably 'presidential' in the way he has invited the families of victims to the White House.  Numerous sources say these people were heard by the President 'respectfully' and for that he has received widespread praise.

I applaud his decision to invoke a ban on devices which render semi-automatic rifles fully automatic.

Not so his decision to investigate lifting to 21 the age at which a person can buy a rifle. (I owned my first rifle when I was sixteen.  A bolt action ten shot .22 hunting rifle.)  Of  all the mass shootings  in the US over the last ten years, how many were committed by people under 21?  I suspect few.

I see hundreds of people protested outside the White House.  The fools should have staged their protest outside the HQ of the FBI.

Some commentators remark upon the coincidental massive increase in the rate of prescribing psychotic (Is that the right word?) drugs by doctors over the same period as gun slayings have sky rocketed.  Others remark that the period coincides with a massive increase in the number of fatherless children.  I'm sure both factors contribute but how much is debatable.

There seems to me no doubt that a major contributor to the epidemic was the creation of gun free zones at schools.  Israel knows the folly of such a policy and has installed one or more armed guards at every school.  Result?  Few, if any, mass shootings.

What to do?

I suggest a first immediate action would be for the president to fund armed guards for all schools and to fund training for teachers to become proficient users of hand guns.

The second and almost simultaneous immediate action should be to clean out the FBI which has devoted tens of millions of dollars to scandalous partisan political activity but has failed to carry out the core duties for which it is paid.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done Adolf. President Trump has been reading your blog.......http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-arming-teachers-florida-shooting-gun-control-school-ban-a8222311.html

As an exercise in simple mindedness and ill thought out agenda's this is by far the most extreme....teachers will die with the first shot fired unless they are loaded and cocked which means that the number of accidental shootings will go through the roof.

Nick

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Nick

Why don't you try that line with the Israelis?

Perhaps you might exercise your brain by researching how many shootings there have been in American schools where teachers are allowed to carry weapons.

David said...

Adolf, maybe you could exercise your brain for a moment; it doesn't seem to get much use these days, and research how many shootings have been in Australian, New Zealand, or Japanese schools where teachers are not armed.

But not surprised, simplistic solutions are all you ever have to offer.

A far better idea is to install "thoughts and prayers" cabinets in every classroom so kids don't have to wait for the GOP and the NRA.

Or, even better, redesign American schools to look like uteruses because in utero is the only time the GOP cares about kids.

David said...

Yes, that’s the answer. Arm everyone. Arm the teachers, arm the administrators, hell, arm the kids themselves. Guns everywhere, what could possibly go wrong? And why stop there? Give the principal a grenade launcher, flamethrowers for the custodial staff, have parents drive the kids to school in a tank. Place landmines around the school perimeter. That’ll learn ’em.

An American teacher.

Anonymous said...

Schools and students by definition mean every shooter has been under twenty one.

Nick

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

David's on form. Nine yards of bullshit and no serious answers.

Anonymous said...

Try banning semi auto assault weapons and all hand guns with a barrel length of over 3 inches. Nope, to easy.

Bojo

Snowflake said...

Any nutter can wander down to the local Walmart and buy an assault rifle, but yeah it’s solo mums who are to blame for all the mass shootings. Genius. As is the notion that arming everyone will reduce shootings. Is Fort Hood a gun free zone?

Psycho Milt said...

The usual 'gun control' shouters were out and about before the bodies were cold.

Yeah, what the fuck? It's almost like those guys would prefer not to have every resentful nut job in their country possessing a mini-arsenal of military weapons. What's wrong with those assholes?

Psycho Milt said...

Why don't you try that line with the Israelis?

The Israelis are conducting the armed occupation and colonisation of another country, which tends to put you at significant risk of getting shot, stabbed or whatever by the people who live there. As a model for countries not involved in colonising their neighbour's territory, Israel would be a severely fucked one.

Anonymous said...

Yep, for all intents and purposes, it was.

Curtis LeMay treated SAC bases as being on alert 24-7 with even technicians on the flight line armed but that was the old days when the role was taken seriously.

3:16

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

So Snowflake has been to Walmart. Dumb bastard wouldn't know an assault rife from a BB gun.

Craig said...

A truck crashes on the motorway, in the process it takes out a number of cars.
The solution (if you're a fucking moron): give everybody a truck.

David said...

Ronald Reagan was surrounded by Secret Service Agents when he was shot. If only there had been an armed English teacher to protect him.