The Real Reason School Shootings Persist

Tuesday, May 24th began just like any other day in Uvalde, Texas.

At about 91 degrees, it had the appearance and feel of another beautiful Texas day. However, on this day, residents in this small town of just over 16,000 would never be the same again. At around noon, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos walked into Robb Elementary and began opening fire.

When it was over, at least 20 individuals, including many children under 10, along with Ramos himself-were dead. No matter what details we discover over time and in the coming days, there is one aspect on which all will agree: this was a horrific tragedy.

However, long before all is said and done, many will speculate on the motives of this 18-year-old. They will rummage through his life and social media, looking for clues. Instagram posts where he said “you will repost my guns” will emerge. That will lead people to speculate whether an Instagram user could have stopped him. They will even speculate on why he shot his grandmother prior to his arrival at Robb.

Yet, despite what drove him to commit these actions, one thing will remain: the gun he used did not kill those people- RAMOS killed those people.

The Crime We Never Get Used To

While many school shootings have happened sporadically over the last 50 years, in the last 30 years that number has spiked dramatically. That is because our culture has changed. The world is different, because people are different. It’s not the other way around.

On December 15th, 1791, the 2nd amendment of the Bill of Rights was ratified, which gave all citizens the right to “keep and bear arms.” Within the last 25 years, many on the political Left have fought to eliminate or negate this ratification, utilizing in part as political collateral horrific tragedies such as this and those in the recent past:
Sandy Hook elementary, where 26 individuals(including 20 children) were murdered; Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, which resulted in the loss of 17 innocent lives, the Oxford High School shootings, that left 4 murdered and several injured, and of course, Columbine High School, which saw the slaughter of 15 helpless students.

Though clearly not enough to satisfy those that oppose guns altogether, the most extensive and intensive background checks have been put in place as well as greater gun restrictions, all in efforts to deter or decrease gun fatalities. However, studies show that such restrictions have made little difference.

Gun Laws and Their Effectiveness

While cities like Chicago maintain some of the most stringent gun laws in the nation, there were more than 3,200 shootings in 2020 alone, leaving nearly 800 dead: those numbers up more than 50% from the prior year. The expression, “guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” is not merely a catch phrase; it is a matter of fact.

In 1999, many were quite surprised with the now infamous “debate/attack,” during the run of ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show.’ While interviewing actor Tom Selleck (a member of the NRA) for his current film, O’Donnell (then known as the ‘queen of nice’), showed her true colors when it came to gun control.

Selleck’s response to her barrage of questions is as valid now as it was then, stating:

“The troubling direction in our culture and where I see consensus, which is what I think we ought to concentrate on in our culture, is [that] nobody argues anymore (whether they’re conservatives or liberal), whether our society is going in the wrong direction.

They may argue trying to quantify how far it’s gone wrong or why it’s gone that far wrong; whether it’s guns or television or the internet or whatever- but there’s consensus saying that something’s happened. Guns were much more accessible 40 years ago. A kid could walk into a pawn shop or hardware store and buy a high-capacity magazine weapon that could kill a lot of people, and they didn’t do it. The question we ought to be asking is…

Look, suicide is a tragedy; it’s a horrible thing, but 30 or 40 years ago, particularly men- (and even young men) when they were suicidal, they went and unfortunately blew their brains out. In today’s world, someone who is suicidal sits home, nurses their grievance, develops a rage and is just as suicidal, but they take 20 people with
them.”

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Selleck’s grasp of the reality concerning guns is one that escapes far too many.

As difficult as it was to hear the mother of Telemachus Orfanos (the 27 year-old that was among the 12 murdered at the Borderline Bar & Grill in 2018) say she wanted, “Gun control, not prayers”, many of us already know that gun control is not the answer. Clearly, it never was. Those on the political Left would have us to believe that all they want is gun control, but we know the truth; gun control is not the end; it is the beginning.

Ironically, leftists ignore statistics that prove guns are not the problem. A CBS report explained that according to the FBI, across the United States in 2018, there were: 1,515 deaths by knives or cutting instruments, 443 people were killed with hammers/clubs/other blunt objects, 672 people were killed from fists/feet/’personal weapons’ compared to the 297 killed by (any) rifles. The reason leftists can’t acknowledge facts like this is that it completely renders their arguments moot.

Every Democrat Presidential candidate in the 2020 election ran on this very platform and promise. Michigan Radio host simply known as ‘Renk’ once put it this way: “I believe that the outcry we are hearing today for gun control has nothing to do with protecting Americans and legal citizens from violence. I believe it must do simply with hatred. Hatred of people who do not believe in the same government policies as others. I believe if we look further, you will find that the side that wants gun control really just cannot stand that the other “team” will not go along with their governmental policies of “controlling” the people.”

In other words, the plan that you hear is not the real plan.

It is a smokescreen- the ‘old bait n’ switch, or “the rope a dope.” The truth is you cannot make guns behave. They are inanimate objects with no moral compass, no sense of right or wrong. Obviously, they are just machines; no different than an automobile. Yet, while gun murders claim 39,000 lives each year, and deaths by car accident
are only slightly behind at 38,000, there is still (as of this writing) no call for car control. So, rather than deal with the issue honestly, the Left would rather eliminate the guns.

Regardless of what you hear, our 2nd amendment is designed so that we would be able to protect ourselves and our families. Thus, what better way to control people than to take away their ability to protect themselves? Be not deceived. Gun control is people control. If you don’t understand that… you are part of the problem.

15 Comments

  1. Well , Hopefully the DAMN Democrats ARE HAPPY WITH “” THE ACTIONS OF THEIR ILLEGAL IMPORTS “” .

    THIS SHIT IS JUST WHAT THEY HOPPED FOR , ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING THAT THEY CAN PUSH MORE GUN CONTROL .

    SURE WOULD BE NICE IF THESE BRAIN-DEAD “” PATSYS “” WOULD TURN THE GUNS ON THE CORRUPT POLITICIANS .

    1. Now, you are just fantasizing. Time to relearn the Constitution and educate those near you. Also time to bring back the civil commitment laws of the 1950’s so we can confine these crazies before they kill people.

  2. Many years ago we had a drunk driving problem in this country. We did not go after cars bars or alcohol. We went after drunk drivers.
    A political stalemate perpetuates our gun violence problem. The left wants to ban guns, and that’s a nonstarter, especially in an age where law enforcement has been neutered and criminals face no consequences
    Most of these tragedies occur in “gun free” zones. The paradox is obscene. Most shooters are disturbed young men between the ages of 18 and 26 most of whom have psychiatric red flags.
    The NRA has long advocated linking mental health databases with the FBI background check database. Is this really something we can’t implement right away? Deeper background checks, waiting periods and potential restrictions on the types of weapons 18-26 year olds can purchase focuses our attention on the problem. It’s the shooter, not the instrument. The NRA also points out there are tens of thousands of gun purchase applications where the buyer lies, yet prosecutions are almost nonexistent.
    Stop and frisk took thousands of guns off the streets of our cities. But now they’re considered “racist”.
    As a Second Amendment supporter and regular shooter I strenuously oppose any infringement on the rights of law abiding owners. However, the senseless slaughter of human beings by people who have no business owning guns must and can be stopped. But it requires political will, not political posturing.

    1. Steve. While reading your comment, I am struck by one thing. Being a Life Member of the NRA, BTW, if I could get my money back, I no longer support them because of their
      “Stance” on linking medical records. What the hell is wrong with you? Linking medical records is “an infringement” on mine and everyone else’s right to keep and bear arms! No matter how you slice it. I for one, will Never give up my weapons for some non sensical law!

    2. Excellent!!…”neutered” is the PERFECT word for what the elitists Klaus “Grimschitz” Schwab, Rockefellers, Gates, Sorry Soros, Rothchilds, Ted Turner, O’Bummer, WHO, WEF, CDC, FDA, FBI etc etc., along with every godless communist and leftist wanted and wants to do to ALL of our nation’s people and our Constitution. 90% is what they want as far as depopulation. Right out of Ted Turner’s arrogant and perverted mouth.

  3. Part of the Great Reset is to confiscate guns from people but my question is people were aware of what was going on just like the shooting in NY but walked away from it. Where are the parents in all of this as well. ??? If you have someone that deeply disturbed and no about it then do nothing responsibility needs to fall on someone

  4. When are we going to realize that the 24 hour news cycle and constant morning to night coverage of these events play a large role in these things happening? These losers are desperate to be someone. Even if they’re dead.

  5. Count Coudenhove-Kalergi did not address gun possession in his 1925 plan for a world state, oligarchical technocratic government, socialist economy, elimination of Christianity and repopulation of the world with an Afro-Asian proletariat which is the basis for the Great Replacement. Being Viennese, it is unlikely that he envisioned constitutional carry by the population, but as the inheritor of several country estates it is unlikely that he envisioned the confiscation of hunting rifles either. Originally supported and funded by the Rothschilds, the Warburgs and Bernard Baruch, and therefore open to attack by antisemites, the plan is now being advanced by the same globalist cabal that gave us the Great Reset, the plandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war. In either case, it will not work if regular people can stand up to their overseers, so confiscation of legal private firearms will be necessary, as it has been for the establishment of every dictatorship, and it is easier to scare the pants off the people with orchestrated “shootings” than to come for their weapons by force.

  6. This is an excuse. Every time liberals want more gun control, people wind up dead. Every time! It’s too consistent to not have been planned by them. All real studies show the more guns, the less crime. Had teachers been armed, the liberal would have been shot right after he started to fire.

  7. The one positive thing here is that Ramos is dead. He cannot harm anyone else. Whatever his reason was for doing this, he deserved to die. Too bad it was so quick. He should have died in prison as an old man. He did give the left-wing wackos another opportunity to push for gun confiscation and control again, though.

  8. I used to be a news director in Alaska in the mid-1980s. One thing I was told from Day One (literally) was that WE DON’T REPORT MURDERS. I was surprised at this, but then they explained why: Imagine being a woman in a town of about 350 people (the biggest town within 50-100 miles — again, not exaggerating). Your husband once again comes home drunk, and once again proceeds to verbally, physically, and sexually trash on the defenseless woman. The woman has only a couple of choices: 1) keep letting the status quo happen, including facing death by husband (and some have succeeded in murdering their wives); 2) try to escape. Being that there are very few roads in the Bush regions of Alaska, one way to get out is to fly out. So the drunk… errr., husband, goes to the airport and says, “Hey, did my wife take a flight out of here? Where did she go?” — and this assumes that she has the money saved up somewhere to even do this! Alas, there is a third option: When he comes home, blow him away. I would see the State Trooper reports (the equivalent of our Sheriff’s offices in the Lower 48) all the time; in fact, those stories were often the dominant news stories in those daily reports. It was so sad.

    I also used to work in a TV station in the late 80s in the Lower 48. Although I was in the Production Department (assembling commercials, promos, etc.), we also were the crew for the Morning, 5, 6, and 10PM newscasts, so we saw how they operated on a daily basis. In Alaska, this was not true at my station, but it was certainly more true at the TV station: “If it bleeds, it leads.” And it has been that way since time immemorial. “Nobody” (except maybe me) thinks that “a retired couple have opened a homeless shelter, and are funding it from their own money.” No, that’s considered a “human interest” story, and it certainly does not go into the lead slot at virtually any broadcast station! And that’s sad, too. BUT! The difference between the TV news department I worked with and the big-city and national news outlets is that they were not all emotional about it, by using emotionally-charged words to “rally the viewers” like the national and big-city media do! And I really, really respected that. Yes, “if it bleeds, it leads” was a thing there, but our news department reported the facts, not sensationalized them. Again, mad props to them for that approach.

    That said, I’m not saying that we should ignore the story completely, but I am of the opinion (just as Kevin Jackson is, and stated so well) that “the world is changing, and it’s people who are changing, and not the other way around.” We leave a good moral base like the teachings of Christ, then we’re surprised that things are going to Hell like this? I’m not surprised at all. And yes, the religion Christianity has some days of reckoning coming (and I am looking forward to that, honestly); but the teachings of Christ are just as valid today as they were 2000 years ago! No moral compass? This is what happens! I am told of that group of anarchists who seized control of a part of Seattle a while back: seems they had to form a group to establish some rules for everybody to live by — that sounds like a government to me! Imagine that!

    And one final thought: If you think any current politician in this political climate (complete with the corrupt lobbyists and the puppetmasters who control the whole bunch) are going to make any real (read: POSITIVE) changes, you’re looking to the wrong people! And the “party” system kicks out through lies, deceptions, and smear campaigns, the people who genuinely want to make a difference, so no, I don’t see any real change anytime soon — except for the continued eroding of all that “real people” consider to be of value. That’s why I am: 1) a follower of Christ; and 2) an independent, because neither party (and no other party) really represents my political beliefs.wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    Sorry for going on so long, but I rarely post on political sites anymore, because I am trying to spread “a more excellent way.”

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