How do Republicans deal with the out-of-control violence in the United States?
By selling more firearms to everyone so more children and adults get shot. The GOP also sends people to prison for stupid reasons. The result is that the U.S. has the largest prison population in the world thanks to a GOP president called Nixon who declared war on recreational drugs that are equal to a legal drug called alcohol. You can chug a quart of whisky legally and easily become a drunk driver (DUI), but you can’t smoke marijuana legally or even have some tucked away safely in a pocket. In most states a DUI is classified as a misdemeanor, not a felony, but in some states if you are caught with marijuana on you even if you are not smoking it, it is a felony charge on the first offense.
There have been 11 school shootings so far this year.
And January isn’t even over yet.
That makes about 50 for the academic year – roughly one a week.
Some involve no injuries. Some are suicide attempts. And some, like the latest in Kentucky, involve an active shooter hunting and killing children.
While gun violence is a problem throughout the country, it is especially virulent at educational institutions.
According to an FBI study that looked at incidents from 2000-2013, nearly one quarter of all U.S. shootings took place at schools. And they’re on the rise.
Yet this latest incident barely raised an eyebrow in the collective consciousness.
Hardly anyone even attempted to offer a solution.
Since Sandy Hook, we’ve effectively given up.
In December of 2012 a gunman walked in to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 children and six…
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January 27, 2018 at 03:15
Hi Lloyd, I’m very happy to have just joined the people who read your blog. I always liked your comments on Diane Ravitch’s blog. You have very good thoughts on things that count!!!
January 27, 2018 at 08:48
Thank you. Welcome aboard. :o)