I recall that there was a lot of this shit pre-9/11. Then, thankfully, there were years that went by without any of this crap, or any significant crap. My theory is that no one wanted to go out being compared to the 9/11 pieces of shit. Now, folks forget, and are back to this shit.
I am an American. That's the way most of us put it, just matter of factly. They are plain words, those four. You could write them on your thumbnail, or you could sweep them clear across a bright autumn sky. But remember too, that they are more than words. They are a way of life. So whenever you speak them, speak them firmly; speak them proudly; speak them gratefully. I am an American. ... a tradition
The story above isn't publicized because it goes against the narrative. If gun bans save lives, then cities with gun bans can't be more dangerous than warzones, right?
I believe ABC suggested that they have approximately 30 days following the shooting with which to push through new gun laws. After 30 days, the American people will become distracted, losing all emotional interest in gun-control cause.
It's been 45 days, gun control is dead in the House, the pro-gun lobby has heavily mobilized, and the American people have long moved on. They realize they are losing this fight, so are pulling out all the stops. Publicizing every little murder they can, and even bringing out Gabrielle Giffords to mumble at House Republicans.
Jesus...at least the media pretended to be non-partisan back in the day. Calling them the press is no longer accurate. They are little more than propaganda-wings of their associated parties and affiliated lobbies. It's why I've given up on American media completely.
News flash: There *is* no "crisis"...the rate of mass-shootings has been steady over the past century, though media coverage of them has increased exponentially. Further, the national murder rate is FALLING. Even the Washington Post admits that America is safer than it's almost ever been.
My son and I talked about the recent shootings and gun control on the drive to school today. His school was built after columbine and can be shut down by sections to prevent a widespread shooting rampage through the school. The windows are covered with metal "hurricane" shutters. The students can see out, but the structure of the slats is designed to prevent someone from firing a gun into the classroom from outside. The walls are concrete/brick. It is a completely open campus with multiple separate buildings but includes raised/covered walkways that would provide cover for students who needed to escape a gunman.
Truthfully, I think that the best ways to mitigate harm in a possible active shooter scenario in a school are in line with the strategies used by his high school: using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles in building design, training school faculty members well, and having a structured system for responding to a crisis. A nutcase who wants to harm our kids will find a work-around for gun laws and lots of other strategies, as well, including SROs on site.
There just is no guarantee of safety in life, whether you live in the Redneck Riviera or Denmark or Chicago.
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