Uvalde: How Gun Control Kills Kids

I’m not one to post about current events in their immediate aftermath, but as details emerge about the latest school shooting, I’m angry. Angry enough to vent my spleen on this blog.

As the latest tragedy unfolded in Texas, the usual suspects wasted no time calling for more gun-control laws to be enacted. For example, a Change.org petition reads (after listing various school shootings):

We all have the power to stand up, to be an advocate for change, and to stand up for what is right. President Biden, you and your administration have the power to bring nationwide gun control laws, and the power to save lives. 

If we win, lives will be saved. People will be helped. School shootings might become something that isn’t as normal as it is right now.

I, a middle school student going into high school this fall, refuse to live in fear for my life. Nobody should have to wake up, feeling afraid as they ride their bus or carpool, maybe even walk to school, looking back at their parents, hoping this isn’t the last time you’ll see them. Hoping that you won’t be one of the kids barricading the classroom door, hiding in a corner with your classmates, texting family members that you love them, or holding a friends hand praying for your life. That you won’t be forced to throw your backpack or a chair at a school shooter, trying to disarm them. That you’ll never have to call 9-1-1 to report a school shooting. No kid should have to watch videos of what to do in case of this. No child should have to hide underneath the body of a dead classmate, hoping that the shooter won’t notice you. 

We have come together to request that a change be made, that gun control laws are put in place.

-Zora Montague, Activist.

They’ve got middle school students calling for more gun laws, laws that will “save lives.”

Back in 1990, Congress was of the same mind, and enacted the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. The goal was, obviously, to save lives by enacting a “common sense gun law.”

In Texas, there is some flexibility, and some people ARE allowed to carry guns on school property, but Federal laws still apply, and with the police nearby, parents and teachers probably saw little need to avail themselves of this option. After all, the police are there to protect us, and to protect our kids, right?

From Insider:

police didn’t enter the building for up to 45 minutes while the gunman was inside. 

Witnesses said parents begged officers to go into the elementary school while the gunman was inside.

As a parent myself, I can imagine the anguish and frustration of those parents, as they stood outside, helpless as their children were being slaughtered – while those who are supposed “to protect and to serve” stood by and did nothing.

Those parents were unarmed, because that is what the law required of them. “You are not allowed to carry firearms on school property, or even nearby, because it’s DANGEROUS. Leave the protection of your children to US. The State will ensure their safety.”

Only two days had elapsed from this terrible tragedy, and we read about a different story, from Associated Press:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A woman in West Virginia fatally shot a man who began firing an AR-15-style rifle into a crowd of people that had gathered for a party, authorities said.

Dennis Butler, 37, was killed Wednesday night after he pulled out the rifle and began shooting at dozens of people attending the birthday-graduation party outside an apartment complex in the city of Charleston, police said in a statement.

The woman, who was attending the party, drew a pistol and fired, killing Butler, the statement said. No one at the party was injured.

“Instead of running from the threat, she engaged with the threat and saved several lives last night,” Chief of Detectives Tony Hazelett told news outlets Thursday.

One woman with a gun made all the difference in that case. Wouldn’t it have been nice if the Uvalde story had ended similarly?

Edit: I’m now reading that the police actually PREVENTED parents from entering the school to help their children, that they tased and arrested adults who tried to do so. This adds a whole new element of savagery to the affair. I hope those officers are held accountable, assuming the reports are accurate.

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2 Responses to Uvalde: How Gun Control Kills Kids

  1. Lon Spector says:

    Getting back to Buffalo, I just read in “The New York Post online” that a
    retired Federal Agent was in the same chat room as the shooter. He engaged
    in conversations with him and read portions of the manifesto. This was
    before the act. The agent was from Texas.
    There are three kinds of False Flags:

    1) Authorities have ADVANCED knowledge that the attack will occur and do
    nothing to stop it. The attack serves their political purposes. 9/11 for example.

    2) The intel agencies set up the attack, and actively recruit partisipants to engage
    in the attack. The supposed kidnap attempt against Governor Whitmore is an
    example of this.

    3) A violent activity occurs, the media and intel agencies mischaracterize
    the attack and blame a group they wish to target to inflame public outrage
    against. Example: Jews (Blood libel) White males, (Racism, greed, and sexism.)

    They need a lot of “bang for their buck” to help them usher in the great reset.
    In addition to new pandemics there’s going to be bombings blamed on racist
    whites, supply shortages, famines, and events that tear the Western world

  2. Lon Spector says:

    Look at today’s Still Report.
    I hope that when you finally leave the U.S.A for good, you can set aside your
    pressing problems, but I suspect wherever people are there is wickidness.

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