School's "Zero Tolerance" Does "Zero Good"
If there’s anything the Virginia Tech massacre and Sandy Hook school shooting taught us, it is is that crazed killers will kill no matter what restrictions we put on weapons. If they want a gun, they’ll get a gun. And if they don’t want to use a gun, then they’ll get two kitchen knives, as we saw in Wednesday’s stabbings in a Pittsburgh-area high school.
These are tragedies without dispute or equal, but slapping more draconian anti-gun laws on Americans is not the solution, although that's exactly what liberals will do. Just wait. They'll mourn the failure of the system: The child was loved too much or not enough. The child had easy access to weapons. The child was bullied. The child played violent video games...
Schools initiate "zero-tolerance" policies on threats and weaponry, but these blanket rules end up becoming ironic jokes. Early this month, a 10-year-old boy was joking with his friends in a science classroom when he made an imaginary gun with his finger and pointed it at a friend's head. Everyone laughed, except the teacher, who hauled him out. The boy was suspended for making a "Level 2 Look-a-like Gun." Compare it to the kinds of games some of us played as children. Pretend shooting was a rite of passage for boys my age. It makes me wonder what kids even do for fun today.
Meanwhile, these liberals force Congress to chase their tails for expensive bills that cost millions and do no good. Gun restrictions only restrict those wanting to purchase them legally, not delusional mad men. Delusional people tend to be resourceful, and no impassioned speech by President Obama is going to stop them. In fact, I can't help but wonder what would have happened had an armed guard or officer (or even a teacher) been onsite during these tragedies. A responsibly-armed citizen could have turned those tragedies that happened into tragedies that ALMOST-happened.Posted by TimBean at April 10, 2014 3:12 PM