Two days ago, violence struck again. Another school shooting took place in the United States, this time in Uvalde, TX. And this time an elementary school was targeted. 19 children and 2 adults were killed. I’m not sure how many, incl. police were injured.
I can only in part understand what the parents are going through right now. It was a heinous crime, carried out by a mentally deranged coward and understandably many people are crying out for a solution, a change.
People need to find something or someone they can blame. And the first thing they blame is guns. They want to ban guns, plain and simple. Because, unfortunately, many people think if we take guns away this violence towards other people will stop. I hate to tell you that it won’t. But in short, the ones to blame is us! We have failed the children!!
These type of law changes are “feel good” laws and they may seem good at first, but they will not give you the expected outcome. Many people think that guns, or the access to them, are the root cause of violence. They couldn’t be more wrong. Unfortunately, many are blind (or naive) when it comes to the real root cause, because they take offense to that. Or simply don’t believe it.
Here is my take on the real issues we have, and I will further provide you with a solution I think will positively effect change in this country.
Now, I’m aware that the internet is full of “experts” and that everyone has an opinion. I have conversations on social media like many others, but when it comes to solutions some people don’t want to hear your side, even telling me that no one cares about my opinion. Perhaps. But at least I offer one, and I’m seeking out the dialogue, which many refuse to do. It’s easier to point fingers and blame others instead of reaching out to each other, offering a hand and working on a solution together.
For decades we have tremendously evolved when it comes to technology. Imagine having to visit the dentist 100yrs ago. Medicine, transportation, construction, manufacturing, farming, etc., immense progress has been made. Did the same amount of evolvement happen with us as both individuals as well as society? No. Or at least not in the same ratio as with technology. Let me explain.
Thanks to hard working people in the past, today’s society as we know it became so comfortable that we actually reverted from a society that “did what needed to be done” to “do as little as possible!” We are a 1st world country, and we truly have everything we need to survive readily available. We don’t need to conquer other nations, and so far, there’s a good chance we don’t get conquered by another nation. We don’t have to go out and hunt anymore, we can just go to the market and buy our food. I’m not saying that this is a bad thing, but it made us too comfortable as society and according to the news, grossly overweight too!
The other thing is that parents cannot be parents anymore. Some people think parents should be friends with their kids. Unfortunately, this is wrong as well. Parents need to be able to parent their children and some just need more discipline than a time-out or a sit down and talking about feelings. You can be friends with them later. Not every parent who is raising their voice is automatically violent towards their children. This is a gross misrepresentation from both extremist wannabe super parent groups as well as the news.
The internet has a bad influence on our kids, and this is mostly thanks to lazy parents. Many parents give their kids, even little kids, a cell phone or tablet to play with just so the kid stops whining and complaining. Or just looking for something to do with their parent (God forbid). This is because they don’t really want to be a parent, they want to go the easy way. Many kids even have unrestricted internet access, and some parents don’t even check their browsing history. “Hey, the kids are occupied and quiet” right?!
How many parents still instill respect, discipline and manners in their kids? How many hold them responsible when they mess up? How many talk about ethics and morale? Actions and consequences? Personal responsibility? How to treat others? Conflict management? How many have real talks with them instead of telling them it’s okay to be the victim, it’s someone else’s fault? We should never underestimate the role models we as parents assume when we have kids. They do watch and listen!
Unfortunately, the internet is full of inappropriate things, violent things, disturbing and outright sick things. With the click of a button (or a swipe) you get everything you can imagine.
Which leads to the next problem, outside influence. We trust our school system with our kids, and that goes from the part-time bus driver all the way up to the district superintendent. These people are in a position of trust and authority, simply due to the positions they hold, and if these people (all adults by the way!) take advantage of it, we have a huge problem!
How many times do we read about sexual abuse by a teacher or other person affiliated with a school? Way too many!!!
Unfortunately, in some schools this is wanted. Schools and colleges allow their professors and teachers to “teach” personal opinions and feelings to their students instead of facts. Not just anti-American opinions, but also Pro BLM and pro transgender teachings are allowed if not even encouraged and this will ruin the kids in the long run, possibly even for the rest of their lives. Kids are so impressionable and innocent, they absolutely do not need to hear about your mental illness and why you want to switch from one gender to another! Transgender people should not be teachers anywhere!!! They should rather have a regular schedule with a good therapist! They also don’t need to hear how a group that praises and condones violence, especially against police and white people and then bullies millions of dollars out of people is something good. Just because you slap a nice sounding name on something doesn’t make it a righteous cause.
Coming back to the internet, it really allows for people to show their true colors. People have become rude and disrespectful. The relative anonymity of the internet is great for that. But it transpires into real life as well unfortunately. When was the last time someone held the door open for you? Helped out a person on crutches or in a wheelchair? Bought a homeless person a meal? Is respectful while talking to others? Is patient in traffic, using blinkers and rearview mirrors? Wrote an email with at least some formality or etiquette? Appreciate men and women in uniform? Pay it forward? Stop and offer help when you are stranded with your vehicle? Come and help when you are in distress instead of videotaping it? Laughing when you trip and fall instead of helping you back on your feet? The list goes on.
Now, there’s good people out there, don’t get me wrong. I do think the majority of this country are good people. But we also have scumbags and flat-out evil people among us, and these are the ones we need to watch out for!
This was just regarding us as society. We’ve got work to do for sure and the best way to go about it is to lead by example. Which leads me to our elected officials.
It has been said that the shooter in Uvalde, TX bought the two rifles at a gun store. If you never purchased a gun from an FFL (Federal Firearms License) dealer, here’s a quick rundown. It’s a two-part process. Part one is to fill out ATF form 4473 and you will have to show a picture ID! This is a paper form the buyer fills out without any help from the dealer. The dealer checks the form and if filled out correctly proceeds to perform an FBI NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) on said buyer. The NICS gets info from other databases. The NICS can come back as proceed, denied, cancelled or delayed. The fact that the shooter passed that check only shows that he had no criminal background. No law was broken at this time, unless he lied on the 4473 (which is a crime!). But I’m sure the ATF has already spoken with that FFL dealer and inspected the paperwork. I have no news on that one.
When it comes to private gun sales it’s up to state law. Some states allow it, and some don’t. But if your state allows it the sale is your responsibility. Just know that you can insist on a background check on the buyer via an FFL dealer. We do have a box we can check for a private transfer!!! I also recommend to ALWAYS do a bill of sale. This way you have proof of the sale, and your sale is trackable!
Again, I understand why some people want to ban guns. Unfortunately, violent people won’t cease to exist if all guns are gone. It will only leave more people defenseless, and it will create more victims. Ask yourself, if someone breaks into your house armed with a knife, what are you going to do? Are you reaching for a knife or baseball bat and engage in a fight? Are you going on your knees, begging for your life as they rape your loved ones and make you watch just so they can kill you afterwards? Are you running, hiding? Or would you rather grab your gun and stop the threat before they can do any more harm? I know what my answer is. You might think I’m over exaggerating on this one. I’m not!
But some politicians don’t see it this way. On one side they want the people to trust and rely on the government but in the same sentence they want to defund the police and I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you are on!!! Many politicians have so many obligations to other countries and their “leaders,” but what about their obligation to the United States and us Americans?!
As I said before, we as society have a lot of work to do. But here is what the legislature can do, FOR this country and FOR the people;
- Elected politicians and cabinet position holders are to receive a 10% pay cut.
- Spending cap on foreign aid.
- Real tax breaks for Americans.
- Finish the wall on the southern border.
- Fund law enforcement.
- Fund the military.
- Give power back to the individual states.
- Investigate teachers, schools, school boards and prosecute wrongdoers.
- Investigate high level politicians and prosecute wrongdoers.
- Lift all federal covid restrictions.
- Fund medical- and mental health facilities as well as staff.
- Fund schools and the teachers.
- Give teachers the option to lawful carry a firearm on campus if they qualified on gun range.
- Cease gun free zones.
- Harden school grounds and invest in technology (front door locked, cameras, tinted windows, etc.) as well as people (military, police, security, volunteers, etc.).
- End the culture war.
- Stop legalizing drugs and the hand-out of free crack pipes.
- Continue the war on drugs.
- Implement a posse in every Sheriff’s office.
- Unleash American energy.
- Give incentives to “Made in America’ manufacturers.
- Stop making transgenderism sound normal.
- Stop race baiting.
- Stop pushing green new deals when we need the money to save lives.
- Stop appointing pro criminal prosecutors and judges.
- Stop giving in to special interest groups (the people of the U.S. are your interest group!).
- Stop funding abortion clinics (with exceptions).
- And stop sending Billions upon Billions of tax dollars to other countries for nothing in return!!!
It seems to me American politicians always know what’s best for other countries, yet they have no clue what is going on in their own front yard.
We the people need to hold them accountable. They are only in those positions because of us. We are to blame! We let those children down! For too long the focus has been elsewhere.
It is our duty to work towards policies to advance our country, to keep it prosperous and independent, to cherish our rights as well as responsibilities. We have to put Americans first!
These things don’t happen overnight. They are the result of decades of counterproductive work from both society as well as politicians.
I have many times written about my idea on Immigration reform and the truth about gun control, and if you haven’t figured it out yet, all this or most of it is interconnected.
The open border does not just bring good people who want to immigrate here and live a beautiful and prosperous life. It also brings bad people, drugs, guns, violence, prostitution, human trafficking, abuse, etc. Bad guys start selling drugs and guns in the streets. And once a person is hooked on those drugs, they will do anything to get another hit. First, they will start stealing from their parents and/or friends. Then they might become bolder and steal from people in the streets. And when they become really desperate, they participate in home invasions, robberies, etc. You ask what this has to do with a school shooting? Well, I don’t know about this particular one, but it’s opportunities like these where kids get on the wrong side of the tracks. Mentally challenged and/or -confused people are difficult to deal with sometimes since they cannot reason.
Further, our current administration despises capitalism and would rather have a system called democratic socialism. I won’t get into specifics, but in the end, it means more government control! End of story! They want you to be depended on the government so they can control you better.
I really hate to say it, but the only ones benefiting from mass shootings is the far-left democrats. They don’t even act like Statesmen anymore, most of them are political activist and are probably better off joining a radical hippie group rather than having an office in D.C. This way they have a reason to push for their agenda, a disarmed society and an all-powerful government with them in charge. They sure support a police state as long as they are the ones policing. Do I think they actually would manufacture a mass shooting to further their agenda? Yes, I do! Do I have proof? No.
The reason for the second amendment was so the people can defend themselves from a tyrannical government. Back then it was the redcoats. Now, it’s unfortunately our own government. Do I trust them? No. They haven’t worked for the people for way too long and I’m tired of anti-American policies and the constant finger pointing at the other party. They need to go get to work or get out!!!
None of this will bring back the lost lives, I know this. Tragically, it will also not prevent the next disaster from striking. No law can prevent evil doers from doing evil things! If they don’t use guns they will use bombs, poison, etc., whatever they can find. And yes, you absolutely can kill 19 people in a room with a sword. But we can be prepared and take action right away if we do our homework. Banning guns will leave law-abiding citizens defenseless! The law-abiding citizen is the solution to our problems. We need to find the good people and make this country a better place.
Imagine a United States of America without civilian owned firearms, we soon will be a Chinese or Russian territory. Don’t believe me? Check out some world history…
We made alcohol illegal and it didn’t work out. Drugs are still illegal, and it still doesn’t work out. Imagine making guns illegal. You are giving another black-market item to criminals, making them yet another fortune. They will take over the market and they will take advantage of this. Don’t be naive and not believe it! Some people are just no good!
I know this is a lengthy post but again, if you think the problem is solved by making AR style rifles illegal you will be in for a rude awakening when the next mass killing happens, or someone attacks your home or place of work, or the government want to put you in a concentration camp because you didn’t get all the medical shots they want you to get! We need men and women who understand that there is evil in this world and that we all can be affected by it. We need men and women who will stand up and face evil when the time comes, and not back down and surrender. We need toxic masculinity and Girl-Power to keep evil in check! Stop being offended by it due to your own insecurities! Go out and do something outside of your comfort zone, do something meaningful and you will actually feel accomplished and perhaps even become a role model to others.
Every parent who lost children should have our full support. Kids are incredible little Gremlins, and they are the future of this world. They are innocent and we need to protect them as best as we can, from obvious evil of course, but also from evil disguised as super progressive “we all need to be less white and more inclusive” policies!!!
This is America, we are one nation under God, and united we stand!