I don’t know how many times I’ve mentioned this but, once upon a time, school children brought their guns to school – on the bus. The weapons were then stored in lockers until their marksmanship class or until their after-school, extracurricular, gun club meet.
As inconceivable as this seems in our modern world – where you just know what would happen – this wasn’t uncommon. It wasn’t something that occurred at that “one weird school” with the strange curriculum. It was pretty much everywhere.
I, sadly, am not old enough to remember this world. I was born in the 70’s. My parents? They remember it. After the horrific events in Las Vegas I received a text from my mom:
“You just barely remember the tail end of the way America was, and your child will never know it at all.”
That’s the reality of the country in which we live, and despite what late night talk show hosts, pretend Presidents, and Hollywood gun-grabbers would have you believe, it’s not about guns. Not one damn bit. Firearms catch the blame, because it’s easy to blame tools, but the implement used in horrific attacks like the one in Las Vegas are scapegoats.
Last night, on the Tucker Carlson show, I watched Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar come as close to acknowledging this fact as I’ve ever seen a Democrat come.
As Cuellar puts it:
“I think there are some people who believe in gun control. I don’t believe in gun control. I think you can have responsible people do the right thing with a gun but unfortunately sometimes you get a situation like this that it’s hard to explain but just taking guns away from everybody is not going to solve the issue.” The rest