Over the past several days, there have been many conversations about the Florida Parkland school shooting but where are these conversations leading?
It’s horrifying, heinous, disgusting and shocking to turn on the news and discover that a fellow human being decided to murder multiple fellow human beings, especially when those humans are children or young adults.
As the country watches in horror, the first thought that usually comes to everyone’s mind is WHY? Why in the hell would ANYONE choose to murder innocent people? WHY?
A majority cannot wrap their heads around this kind of evil. Yes, it’s in movies and on television but that’s not real life. In real life, people aren’t supposed to treat each other this way.
Sadly, within minutes of a mass killing, certain people, especially if a firearm is the object of choice to murder innocents, dip their hands into the blood of the victims in order to wave them around and demand ALL law-abiding citizens pay the price for the actions of a psychopathic murderer.
No one ever seems to want to discuss the root cause of the HUMAN who performed the heinous actions. No one ever wants to discuss how to actually stop another human from killing innocent people.
And guess what? Humans have been murdering other humans since the beginning of time, long before firearms, box trucks, fertilizer, airplanes or pressure cookers were invented.
The biggest issue always seems to be over firearms, despite the fact that gun ownership has risen in the United States while violent crime has gone down.
So why then can’t there be an HONEST discussion about mass killings or mass shootings?
Because there are certain people who refuse to be HONEST about them. When it comes to Islamic Jihad, the left screeches that not all Muslims are to blame, and they are correct but when it comes to an American committing a mass shooting, the left instantly blames the NRA, all law-abiding gun owners, Republicans, firearms, the firearms’ industry and everyone BUT THE ACTUAL KILLER.
Along with this blame, the left, with their partners in the media, post misinformation, blatant lies and outright bullsh*t about firearms and gun laws. Just this week, billionaire hoplophobe Michael Bloomberg’s failed gun control organization ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’ published a false report that there have been 18 school shootings in 2018 alone. Even the left-wing Washington Post called them out for their ridiculous lies:
Everytown has long inflated its total by including incidents of gunfire that are not really school shootings. Take, for example, what it counted as the year’s first: On the afternoon of Jan. 3, a 31-year-old man who had parked outside a Michigan elementary school called police to say he was armed and suicidal. Several hours later, he killed himself. The school, however, had been closed for seven months. There were no teachers. There were no students.
Massive misinformation is always, intentionally, spread by gun control organizations, Democrat politicians and the media. Unfortunately, many who follow these people simply believe their lies and then regurgitate them, over and over again.
What is never discussed are why these mass shootings seem to be more prevalent now than in the past. Part of the reason is absolutely due to changes in mental health laws.
The left ignores that it was the ACLU, political hacks and those in the psychiatric world who not only shut down mental institutions but made it extremely difficult for family members or healthcare workers to forcibly commit someone for mental health observation and diagnosis.
When family members contact the police because they believe one of their loved ones may actually hurt others, law enforcement’s hands are also tied UNTIL the person actually commits a crime.
To be clear, mental illness is not a crime and most people who have a mental illness are more likely to be victims of crime than ever be perpetrators of crime. It’s been obvious in some cases that those with severe mental illness weren’t getting the help they needed or were using psychiatric drugs that can have ugly side effects.
The left would rather blame an inanimate object and law-abiding citizens than face the truth.
And again, to be clear, many on the left are gun owners. Many Democrats are avid hunters who are involved in shooting sports and who own firearms for self-defense. It is their political leaders in the Democrat Party who demand gun control, not necessarily their voter base.
Another issue that no one wants to talk about are gun free zones. Clearly, gun free zones don’t work. Clearly, leaving children unprotected in gun free zones doesn’t work. This is a statistical reality. Over 98% of mass shootings occur in gun free zones.
The United States has armed guards at banks, court houses, state houses, and many other places, including congress. Why are money and politicians more important to protect than the country’s most precious citizens, children?
But don’t dare bring that up. Gun control addicts will have none of it. They simply want to ban firearms and will use the blood of dead children to push their gun control onto all law-abiding citizens.
In New Hampshire alone, many supposed representatives of Granite Staters have accused their own constituents of being nothing more than psychopathic murderers. Senator Jeanne Shaheen stated in an interview that people who buy AR-15s (Armalite Rifles, not ‘assault rifles’ ) only do so because they want “do bad things.” Senator Maggie Hassan admitted she wants to outright ban all semi-automatic rifles. New Hampshire State Senator Jeff Woodburn, who claims to represent “North Country values,” insists that bump stocks are purchased only to kill people more efficiently. State Representative Skip Berrien (D-Exeter) admitted in an interview during an Everytown “vigil” that their goal was gun confiscation, gun bans and more gun free zones.
It’s impossible to have an honest conversation with people about mass shootings when they already believe those who own firearms are potential murderers.
One thing everyone can agree on is that no one wants to see anymore are mass killings. No one wants to see any children gunned down while they are in what is supposed to be a “safe space.” Unfortunately, there will never be an actual resolution on how to end this madness because an honest discussion can never be had.