It is Already Too Late

H/T Scissorhead Bruce388

Like the swallows returning to old San Juan, turning the schools into a Supermax seems to be an annual event:

“My belief is that every school should have armed personnel. Ideally, it’s a school resource officer or a trained law enforcement officer, but in Arkansas we have allowed some of our rural schools to have training for the personnel there so that they can be able to respond in the event something happened.”

—(Former) Ark. Gov. Asa Hutchinson

They will propose anything except putting any controls on guns. As a culture, our “leaders” are always solving the wrong problem. The problem is not keeping killers out of schools, the problem is keeping guns out of killers’ hands.

By definition (practically) when armed guards are needed, it is already too late, someone —usually many— have died.

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12 Responses to It is Already Too Late

  1. Jimmy T says:

    The gun culture seems ascendant particularly in Possum Hollar. Personally I’m in favor of restricting the sale and ownership of weapons of war such as the AR-15. Too many people have died because the GQP congress critters don’t have the backbone to pass needed legislation…

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    • MDavis says:

      At a minimum, there could be a tracking system acting as a red flag if one individual or [persons at] one address purchases an excessive amount of ammo. Sure there will be cheating, using other peoples IDs and fake addresses, but I’ve said it before – any progress is better than no progress.

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  2. R White says:

    No one seems particularly interested in addressing the one thing that could possibly reduce the shootings in this country and that is limiting the number of cartridges or shells sold to individuals. No one needs a thousand cartridges or shells for target practice or hunting purposes. If they do, then that person shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun.

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  3. I am curious what horrible abuse the shooter suffered at the hands of her classmates twenty years ago. What did she remember? I never held or fondled an AR-style rifle, except for the M-16 in USAF basic training in 1967, where I shot “expert.” I believe a child who could pull the trigger while pointing the rifle at somebody or some thing could easily kill. I remember an astounding lack of recoil.

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    • That was the selling point of the weapon for the DoD, it was light with minimal recoil and a high rate of fire, combined with an enormusly destructive round because of it’s speed.

      It was designed with one thing, and one thing only: efficiently killing or wounding enemy combatants.

      Eugene Stoner, the man who designed the AR-15/M-16, said he didn’t think this was a weapon that should be available to civilians at all.

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  4. glitterbug says:

    I’m so glad I never had kids. 64 years old retired in a blue zone in Blue Jersey. Not a gun or Traitor Rebel flag in sight. (We have our share of rednecks in the NW – where I grew up – and the far South – the Pine Barrens). Even did some skeet shooting when I was a teenager. Never got the thrill.

    Only places I go where there’s people any more is the supermarket, Target, etc. and the liquor store.

    This gun fetish is crazy.

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  5. beckymaenot says:

    They know banning these guns would solve the problem- they just don’t want to. Children will continue to be killed and they will continue to pretend nothing can be done. And that’s why I will always hate these people.

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  6. MDavis says:

    And the news is back to mostly their regular festival of 2024 campaigning and the investigation of Individual One.

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  7. Abu Scooter says:

    I have one small correction to the quotation. Asa Hutchinson was governor in Arkansas. (He was only visiting Iowa.)

    As to his quote, by his logic, what institutions shouldn’t “have armed personnel” present? Churches? Country clubs?


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