Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon became the latest site for a school shooting that left upwards of 17 people dead and another 15 to 20 people injured. A gunman walked into a classroom on the Community College campus, asked for people to announce their religion and opened fire. Police were immediately called to the scene and when the smoke cleared, the shooter was killed, along with upwards of 17 others.
Some five hours later, a somber President Obama addressed the nation and said that this was becoming common place, and that our prayers for the victims and their families were not enough. Of course, it was leading up to yet another left-wing cry for stronger gun control laws. As if breaking a law was going to stop this person, or any of the people who have committed this heinous act.
If I really had any inkling of belief that the left could come up with a law that would actually be adhered to, I would be more than happy to give it a shot. But alas, they don’t have a clue. I would tell them this. You write whatever law you want. And the next time there is a mass shooting like this, you drop asking for stronger gun control laws forever. Because quite frankly, it’s not the fact we don’t have strong enough laws that are causing this. It’s the fact that we have mentally ill people obtaining weapons. And even if they are sane when they buy them, it doesn’t mean they stay sane. Or they take their parents’ weapons. Laws aren’t the answer. But the left doesn’t want to hear the real answer.
The real answer is that we have to institutionalize those that are in need of mental health. We have to make sure that at the first sign of someone going off the rails, they get help on an in patient basis. And if they can’t, they need to be somehow taken out of circulation so they can’t hurt others. That is the real answer. We need parents (two of them) to help raise kids and be responsible in how they do it. With all of the headline-grabbing mass shootings out there, more black on black shootings occur than all of the mass shootings combined. It occurs because of a breakdown in the family…a loss of traditional family values… and a loss of faith in God. Those are the real reasons. But the left wants to think that by adding yet another gun control law to the books, the whole thing will go away. Naive little beings, aren’t they? And like a feckless president who doesn’t have a clue how to stop things from happening, the left believes that more and stringent laws up to and including taking away everyones’ guns would be the answer. And then what are they going to do when that doesn’t work?
No, the left is clueless when it comes to how to solve this problem. They always have been. And more laws are not the answer. We need to make sure we are enforcing the laws we have. Then, we need to look at the real problem. And that’s a problem that no law in the world can challenge. We need more responsible parenting.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!