Seriously? A School Shooting?

What news is this?

There has been another school shooting……that is 12 this year….12 and it is only mid February…..

A Florida school official says there are “numerous fatalities” from a shooting at a Parkland high school Wednesday that sent students rushing out into the streets as SWAT team members swarmed in and locked down the building, the AP reports. Ambulances converged on the scene as emergency workers appeared to be treating possibly wounded people on the sidewalks, according to the AP. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office says there are at least 14 victims, the AP reports. TV footage showed police with weapons drawn, entering Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, then dozens of children frantically running and walking quickly out. A police officer waved the students on, urging them to quickly evacuate the school. The sheriff’s office tweeted that the shooter was still at large even as the evacuation was underway.

Len Murray’s 17-year-old son, a junior, sent his parents a chilling text: “Mom and Dad, there have been shots fired on campus at school. There are police sirens outside. I’m in the auditorium and the doors are locked.” The AP reports those words came at 2:30pm. A few minutes later, he texted again: “I’m fine.” Murray raced to the school only to be stopped by authorities under a highway overpass within view of the school buildings. No information was immediately given to parents, Len Murray says. And he says he remained worried for all those inside. “I’m scared for the other parents here. You can see the concern in everybody’s faces. Everybody is asking, ‘Have you heard from your child yet?’
Is this the new normal?
Damn!  This is making the case for home schooling.
But not to worry the NRA will not let there be any sensible gun laws.  I am so proud.
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22 thoughts on “Seriously? A School Shooting?

    1. Or working hard to earn a living while this toad was plotting…..12 so far this year…..that alone should scare most Americans but it will be only a fleeting concern…..chuq

      1. It is never going to end, unfortunately. I have given up wondering what it will take for a reform of your gun laws. Not going to happen, is it? Sad.
        Best wishes, Pete.

  1. All guns are assault weapons. Even if there was a ban on the weapons to which your refer a person can still get one. It just costs a little more. What controls stop insane people ? What controls stop evil people ? Beyond the tragedy, here we go again with the “what’s wrong with America indictment” and the “this has to stop” whiners. Oh I was worried. My grandchildren live in Ft Lauderdale and my granddaughter attends a high school not far from the incident (I did not know that this afternoon). The family was out so I did not know if she attended the school that was attacked or if she was OK until about 6 PM when the family returned home. My family has survived 5 drive-by shootings in Miami. It’s part of life down there. Kids grow up knowing that. Knowing the possibilities. That’s an ugly way and mindset children have. It’s reality though. And they know it. No law or ban would have prevented those 5 drive-bys.

    1. It is a perplexing problem and a bit of a paradox….guess the whole country should learn to live with it…..the reaction thee days says we are on that learning curve……chuq

      1. About 20 years ago Australia through its registry instituted mandatory collection of all guns (650,000). 1930’s Germany had perhaps the strictest gun control among nations. If the Jews were in possession of just handguns some resistance may have been able to become organized. Many gun advocates want the guns even semi automatic to resist the emergence of dictatorship here. That will be called paranoia by the left but the . They want guns precisely to protect from the confiscation of guns. intrusion of the left into all aspect of citizens rights and with their anti Christian Hollywood agenda makes that fear legitimate.

        In current matters if it is revealed that leadership of the democrat party, the DOJ and the FBI colluded to attack Trump pre and post election we see that such an unconstitutional takeover was indeed in design. People should be concerned even fearful.

      2. And if the investigation shows collusion then they should be equally concerned…..and there is no argument that Russia interfered and yet there is little outraged that should also be a concern to Americans…..and no one is calling for confiscation…that is playing into the hands of the NRA and the BS artist.

  2. The only plus: The asshole who murdered the 17 was captured alive. They usually commit suicide and end their pointless, worthless lives. No thoughts and prayers, please. It’s too late! Replace all Congressmen and Senators who won’t address this contagion because the accept blood money from the NRA or just haven’t the balls to go against those who do. ENOUGH1

  3. Yes, but their argument is that once a registry is established (I suppose there is one already to a degree) confiscation comes easy. I do support finger printing. I had to get finger printed for my job. It certainly should be so for a weapon. )By the way, I’ve never owned a gun. Never even fired one. The alternative Sicilian way is to put a curse on enemies. Of course not effective in an immediate life or death situation. But a surviving grandmother can put a stronger curse on them.

    1. Everyone’s guns are safe even if they pass something it will not retroactive…..my granma could look t someone and their head would explode,,,LOL chuq

  4. To lawmakers afraid of the NRA:

    Why did you run for office? Were you looking to get rich off special interest groups 0r, were you looking to be a lawmaker who makes a real difference? If it’s the latter, what have you got to lose? You’ve got money. If you lose the next election you’re not going to die. You’re not going to be homeless or even jobless. Which is more than I can say for the children you represent. The ones who can’t stand up for themselves.

    These last 19 kids are on you. You let them down. YOU let them down. How many more bullet riddled bodies will it take for you to get a spine? How many children screaming in pain and bleeding out on the floor of their school, before you come to your senses? We didn’t pull you kicking and screaming into the legislature, you signed up for this. Do the damn job you were hired to do. If the NRA takes you out then you’re a hero – so prepare yourself for private life and do the right thing while you have the power. Otherwise you’re just taking up space and preventing someone with more guts from getting the job done.

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