This is a discussion on BREAKING: Shooting Connecticut Elementary School in Newtown within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I'm watching MSNBC so I can get a handle on the strategy being fronted. One thing: Be aware that it will no longer be referred ...
I'm watching MSNBC so I can get a handle on the strategy being fronted.
Be aware that it will no longer be referred to as "Gun Control"
Its being re-branded as "Gun Safety"
The whole panel is on the bandwagon. 2 hours nonstop.
This can and is happening in other countries with other weapons. It's not just the US. It's not the weapon of choice that is the problem. It is a condition of a human heart and mind gone to evil and some type of sick desparation. We need to educate and be educated on recognizing signs and symptoms of these people going off course before they can act on their deranged plans.
In China, a sick man stabbed 22 children at a school ...
Man Stabs 22 Children at Chinese Elementary School
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
NewtownSam, Your doing just fine. There's no instruction manual for stuff like this, but me thinks your doing an outstanding job at this 'daddy' thing.........
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
"Sometimes when you're making gumbo, people just show up.", Leah Chase
There are no adequate words to describe what parents, siblings and friends like Sam and his family are going through. You did a good job of talking straight to her, of reassuring her that she is loved and secure--just keep it up. When she has bad dreams, etc, just hold her, love her and help her feel secure. You carry a "police gun" to help protect her.
At the same time, we actually need to be thankful and we live such a sheltered life here in the US. Do we remember the Belsen school massacre in Russia that left almost 400 dead? Think of all the places across the globe that it is currently (or was) "open season" on children by literal snipers--places like Syria, Bosnia, across much of Africa, where the snipers of opposing forces will intentionally target children. I counseled a soldier who had to shoot a 10 year old child because some evil men gave the child a locked and loaded AK and told him to go shoot those Americans......... All I am trying to say here is that EVIL abounds in our world and we are still Blessed to live in a society where evil is NOT the norm.
Scott, US Army 1974-2004
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
- Ronald Reagan
Honestly, this may be a turning point in the gun-control debate.
The American people are tired of hearing about mass-shootings...which are almost always commited with handguns.
The gun-lobby & gun-owners, need to respond to these tragic events with sympathy, understanding, and logic.
Simply circling the waggons simply will not due, and will only work against us. The American people need to understand the facts about guns and gun control, but gun owners also need to have an open mind.
newtownSam...no advice because it sounds as if you're doing just fine. Like everyone else, I'm heartbroken for the children, families, friends and all the residents of your town. It's evident that there is no "safe place" for us to live. We all have to be vigilant, careful and prepared without sinking into constant fear and paranoia. It's a balancing act.
God bless your little girl and keep her safe going forward.
Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. They are surely appreciated.
Take the long way home...
“Are you a thermometer or a thermostat, do you reflect or become what is happening in the room or do you change the atmosphere, reset the temperature when you come into the room”?--Chuck Swindoll
Its not about guns...Its about Freedom!
Take the long way home...
Trust in God and keep your powder dry
"A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government; it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty. A people stripped of their right of self defense is defenseless against their own government." -source
So much talk about how this low crime area school did more than enough to ensure safety by installing the camera and buzzer system. Bull. My sons' schools use the same system. There is no audio. So any random person walks up, pushes the doorbell, gets viewed and is buzzed in, then is expected to go to the office to state his business but has access to the whole school. I have yet to see any mass shooter wearing a sign that announces his intent, or who waves his gun around to be seen by the office staff.
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
Paramedics With Guns Scare People!