In this world, you have but one purpose. Your sole job is to protect your progeny. What happened today in Connecticut was a disgusting, vile act. Lives were WINKED out of existence by a monster.
Obviously, the world wants to prevent this. I think that’s a wonderful idea.
Let’s look at what happened. Someone who appears to have had no criminal background went nuts. I haven’t seen tales of mental history, yet so I’m going with the assumption that he had a clean bill of health upstairs. It should be illegal to take a gun onto school grounds. Oh, it is in most cases. It should be illegal to kill people. Check.
So, it’s illegal to do what he did, but it didn’t stop him. Already the cries for more gun control are deafening. The idea is that if you make it more illegaler, it can’t possibly happen. I think that’s wonderful. Let’s make meth illegal, then nobody can smoke it.
No. You protect your children. It’s what you do. Step up to the damned plate and take some responsibility for your charge(s). You will not prevent a tragedy by telling him he’s not allowed to use a specific implement. You prevent a tragedy of this magnitude by TRUSTING your teachers.
Teachers already go through background checks. In fact, it’s the same FBI background check that firearms purchasers go through. Train them. Teach them viable tactics. If they so desire, ARM THEM! Teach them to be teachers and not just people that repeat a text book. Give them the freedom to raise your child. Your child already spends over 6 hours a day with this person. You are trusting your child’s life with them. That’s a HUGE responsibility! If you are going to trust them, TRUST THEM.
It may not have stopped this tragedy, but it sure as hell would not have hurt to put the odds against the gun man.