It’s unbelievable! Comprehension incomprehenable. How many times do the facts have to be given and how many times do they have to be explained before folks get it? What part of reality and facts fly over their heads? One can only wonder and hope it isn’t catching.
Miss New York, Mallory Hagan (according to ABC news) was crowned Miss American 2013, but not before she spit out some astonishing thoughts that do represent too many of the people hanging out in the USA today.
“In the wake of the Newtown tragedy there has been a lot of talk about gun control,” Champion said, “One solution being proposed is an armed guard in every school. Do you think that would make our schools safer?”
Hagan responded, “I don’t think the proper way to fight violence is with violence.
The presence of an armed guard is not violence in action. It is a prevention. However, if someone rushed into a school ready to blow away the kids, would Ms. Hagan prefer that it is a specially trained officer or guard that intercedes or the unarmed school counselor who may have read textbooks by some utopian authors? Me? I’ll take the trained armed guard or police officer.
Hagan goes on to say:
I think the proper way is to educate people on guns and the ways we can use them properly. We can lock them up, we can have gun safety classes, we can have a longer waiting period.”
Wait! She wants to educate someone who is mentally ill on guns and ways to use them properly? Gun safety classes and longer waiting periods?
I will say this very, very slow.
Ms. Hagan, the shooter at the Sandy Hook school did NOT purchase the weapons he used. He took the weapons illegally for illegal purposes. Your theory of educating him on guns, gun safety classes and longer waiting periods does not apply in this tragic case. In short, your theory — no matter how pretty and delightful it sounds — is totally irrelevant to the facts at hand.
You, Ms. Hagan, and those such as you, keep talking about making new rules or bans that would mostly only apply to the law-abiding citizens anyway. Can’t you understand that the criminals and mentally ill people don’t give the slightest darn what the rules are, except maybe to find a way around them? Most of them are simply going to steal the guns or buy them illegally off the street. So, what part of that don’t you understand?
Reality oriented people keep trying to tell all you “let’s make some more rules for the law-abiding citizens to fight what the criminals and mentally ill are doing” people — that your reaction and solution does not make sense.
Stop and think.
Pervert teenage boy tries to touch a girl improperly in the school hallway. Girl slaps boy. Teacher is witness to the incident and is therefore required to go to sexual harassment in the work place classes.
Same thing. Makes as much sense.
Wrong people are being held accountable and the suggestion they should have classes, requirements and bans that aren’t even relevant to what transpired — is irrational thought and reaction!
The Sandy Hock tragedy had nothing to do with gun laws being too lax. The shooter didn’t acquire the weapon or weapons legally. He was a kid with mental problems. And that is what everybody keeps forgetting or passing over , as they strive to punish the legit gun owners, who had nothing to do with this horrible incident.
Bans and new gun ownership rules and regulations?
What part of the facts don’t some people get?
The Sandy Hook shooter wasn’t a legal gun owner, nor had he applied to be.