A wise man once said, “Because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” I’m done with lukewarm. I’m hot over these school shootings.
My heart is broken over more deaths. And I’m not interested in hearing any more talk about it unless it’s about immediate protection of our children in the schools, not some distant gun-culture change that politicians and “talkers” will continue to beat into the ground, while kids continue to die.
This is a rant. This rant contains graphic language and some proposed solutions.
I’m not a member of the NRA. I believe in reasonable gun restriction. I also believe in common sense. I don’t value guns over the lives of children. Anyone, Conservative, Liberal or Moderate, who immediately resorts to making this a political or financial or ideological debate is in my rearview. Guns are never going away and criminals will NEVER obey laws they desire to break.
Right now, we need to protect our children. We can’t use staplers, rulers and Elmer’s Glue against any kind of gun.
The Chinese invented black powder in the 9thCentury. In 1382, the Russians in Moscow fought off the Golden Horde with the first-mentioned historical “guns”. Thirteen-eighty fucking-two. That’s 636 years ago. You know the rest from there. Countless major conflicts, two world wars, the War on Terror.
If the first guns were used in 1382 in Russia, do we really think a bunch of North American kids, liberal celebrities, and politicians are going to make the world a safer place by screaming “gun control”? We really think a welfare and entitlement culture gives a flying fuck? We really think that a bunch of American citizens fighting over our President’s past affair with a porn star are going to accomplish a safer country by continuing this endless debate? Get the fuck outta here.
Our forebears didn’t win WWII by being a bunch of pussies. They didn’t win WWII by worrying about political correctness or hurt feelings. They bombed the fuck out of Germany, Italy and Japan and killed them without mercy, even civilians that supported their war machines. That’s how the Allies won. That’s why we’re free Americans and not living subject to a dictator that censors our speech and our liberties. That’s the type of ACUTE approach we need to take with school shootings. Quick, deliberate action.
Two types of problems present themselves in many arenas: 1) Acute, and 2) Chronic. This country needs an acute fix to the current disruption. Then we can work on the solutions to the chronic problem to achieve an acceptable level of peace. An “acceptable” level of peace. Because peace is fleeting and has been since the first humans walked this earth. UTOPIA. DOES. NOT. EXIST.
“GUN FREE” ZONES are killing our kids because criminals have never obeyed laws. I have a concealed carry license. And everywhere I need it the most, I legally “can’t carry . . .” SMDH. Stupid is as stupid does. Hey, let’s tell all the criminals that there are no guns where our MOST precious resource sits defenseless, 8 hours a day, M-F, 9 months out of the year.
We use armed guards to protect our public officials, protect our money, protect our streets, and protect our borders. But we can’t use a staff of armed guards to protect our children RIGHT NOW? I’m not proposing it forever, just until this phase in American history is quelled. As we just saw, ONE resource police officer can’t patrol an entire school. The laws protecting our children suck.
We want to accomplish something? Work together. Meet in the middle. Vote and change the laws and the people in office. Less than 20 percent of the population votes. That’s fucking pathetic. Stop caring about pop-culture more than we care about our children.
Copycat murderers. They crave attention. Stop giving ANY ATTENTION TO ANY SHOOTER ANYWHERE. Stop letting the media profit off it.
“If the first guns were used in 1382 in Russia, do we really think a bunch of North American kids, liberal celebrities, and politicians are going to make the world a safer place by screaming “gun control”? We really think a welfare and entitlement culture gives a flying fuck? We really think that a bunch of American citizens fighting over our President’s past affair with a porn star are going to accomplish a safer country by continuing this endless debate? Get the fuck outta here.”
The first real major modern school shooting was Columbine in 1999. Nineteen years is a blip on the radar screen of U.S. History. School shootings are based on several issues, such as (and in no particular order because they all suck):
What are the possible ACUTE fixes? I’m no expert, but here are few ideas:
What are the possible fixes for the CHRONIC issues?
That’s a list of real hard shit, ain’t it? But look what “easy” has got us. Let’s work TOGETHER. Stop spewing hate at each other. Figure out our shit. Don’t assume.
We own 9 firearms, all used for specific purposes. That’s all we need to keep meat in our freezer and defend our bodies, home and cars. My wife and I pour into each other and our children daily. Spiritually, special time, school, sports, being still, discipline, teaching, love. We are present. EVERY. FUCKING. DAY. That’s why my kids aren’t trying to shoot up a school.
LIFE AIN’T FUCKING FAIR, AIN’T EVER BEEN FAIR, AIN’T EVER GONNA BE FUCKING FAIR. Will Smith said it best – Fail. Fail early, fail hard, fail often.
I am Bobby Falkenberg. If you are a Conservative, Liberal, Moderate, Libertarian, Straight, Gay, Lesbian, Queer, Transgender, Whatever-the-fuck-you-want-to-be common-sense minded-person, I vow to be your ally and work with you.
But if you are one of the closed-minded, blind morons or agenda-driven trolls that want to scream nonsense impossibilities and endlessly debate unsolvable mysteries, I vow to be one of your biggest opponents. You’re in my rearview. You are part of the problem.
Like the gun that was first used in 1382, I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
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