School Shootings

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      Well - other than us getting to vent @FunCycle is right - some really well made points throughout this thread but no revelations so things will die down in a few days until nothing....until it happens again. I think the single major agreement as to the problem is to how our young people are being raised. Granted most of us did not grow up in this “social media” age and I for one am just beginning to see what a problem it is becoming. I can’t imagine myself or any of my buddies back in the day eating Tide pods for any reason but these kids today do it because they believe it will make them famous. It appears to me that if you could legislate parenting that would go much further than legislating more gun control - too bad neither of these options are reasonable fixes to this huge problem.
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      Perhaps we should ask why now? What has changed in our schools in the past 20-30+ years. My wife is a teacher - I can bend your ear on what has changed. It all started when little Johnny said 2+2 = 9 and the school system said " good for you Johnny!" Nice try! Wouldn't want to step on his self esteem now would we? Whatever you want little Johnny - it's all good. Sass the teacher - no problem. Show up late - personal choice. And on and on.... Not trying to be the "old school" guy here but truly, ask yourself, what has changed? A lot.

      When I was in grade school some 50 years ago there were no shortage of guns. They were in the living room or family room in a glass case with ammo in the drawers below - sometimes locked - usually not. No shootings at schools then with plenty of opportunity. We don't have to reinvent the wheel here - the answers are closer than you think.

      And one last thing - there IS evil in the world - always will be. And this was pure evil.

      Rant done......
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      Maverick5990 wrote:

      Bill Martin wrote:

      I think the single major agreement as to the problem is to how our young people are being raised.
      Really Bill, how does that explain Vegas, or has that been forgotten already?
      There is really no explanation for that maniac. I think if you look the majority of these school shootings they are young troubled males. We are all just speculating here because there is no way to explain or justify anybody massacring as many innocent people as they can. But in answer to your question - yes Vegas is pretty much forgotten just like this shooting will be in a couple weeks. Things will rock along until it happens again. Been laying here in hospital watching all the “experts” and they have not come up with one better idea than what has been voiced here. The one thing that cannot be disputed / it is near impossible to stop anyone hellbent on evil in a free society!!
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      Maverick5990 wrote:

      Bill Martin wrote:

      I think the single major agreement as to the problem is to how our young people are being raised.
      Really Bill, how does that explain Vegas, or has that been forgotten already?
      In Bill's defense... This thread is "school" shootings...

      But I'm with you, mass shootings are just too commonplace now and I fear I am becoming desensitized... And that's a damn shame... :thumbdown:


      EDIT: Bill needs no defense, he's quick to come in... Objection withdrawn! :D

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      MiM wrote:

      Maverick5990 wrote:

      Bill Martin wrote:

      I think the single major agreement as to the problem is to how our young people are being raised.
      Really Bill, how does that explain Vegas, or has that been forgotten already?
      In Bill's defense... This thread is "school" shootings...
      But I'm with you, mass shootings are just too commonplace now and I fear I am becoming desensitized... And that's a damn shame... :thumbdown:


      EDIT: Bill needs no defense, he's quick to come in... Objection withdrawn! :D
      My rule of thumb

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