Again, dancing in the pool of blood…..

I wish I had the time and wherewithal to post an original comment better than the fine authors at the ironically named Gun Free Zone. But I don’t…… a partial repost, and many thanks to GFZ [bolding mine]:

We all know Gun Free Zones do not work. It has been established since Columbine.

So we addressed the Florida Legislature. Let parents and teachers be armed and with concealed weapons permits to enter schools. They said no.

We asked them to allow selected volunteer teachers to receive training and be armed. They said no again.

Back when the Sandy Hook shooting happened, only one-third of Schools in the US had armed security. Today? Still two-thirds of schools do not have a School Resource Officer. The NRA proposed to allow retired police and military to have guns and secure our schools. Good guys to stop bad guys: They laughed at them, at us.

The same people who denied extra protection for our schools are desperately seeking a TV camera to express their outrage at the shooting, even though they were the ones that allowed a known dangerous 19-year-old walking in a school and shoot kids unopposed.

Again unopposed, Nick Cruz (former student who had threatened students, had a prohibition to come into the school and teachers were warned about him) came inside Stoneman Douglass High School , murdered 17 students, shot a pack-load more  and walked out again. Nobody stopped him, nobody even could do a thing because legally, they were not allowed to stop a murdering bastard.

Get ready. We will get the usual NRA-hating press with the shit talks about the AR 15 and the usual tap dancing in blood by the Gun Control Groups. But make no mistake: this spilled blood, this lives that were cut short by somebody they were warned about, the fault for all this lands squarely on the heads of the Florida Legislators and the Legislators in D.C. that could have done something but did not. They could have allowed real security in our schools, but they refused to trust the most Law Abiding section of the US population.


14 thoughts on “Again, dancing in the pool of blood…..

  1. I would have to ask – why would placing more of a deadly weapon into a place of learning make the situation better? Forgive me, but to me, this is akin to throwing mud at a mud stain in the hope of improving the stain.


  2. Would you suggest to the victims of the Vegas shooter that the situation was somehow safer with an armed response? Surely as a society you’ve reached a nadir when the only apparent solution to mass shootings at a place of
    learning for kids, is to throw more guns into the mix?

    Lessons can be learned from how other developed nations handle deadly weapons.


  3. Yes, I suggest we throw more guns into the mix, because there is nothing evil or deleterious about a gun. Like a car, like a stone, like a book, it can be used for evil or good. No inanimate object has any moral capacity — only actions by humans are moral. Thus, most important thing to remember here is that some people do not respect laws and so we must do something to protect life from those who do not respect it. The good guys with guns (police) will always be too late. The cowards will always call for more government. Only those who really value the lives of others will take a step to protect them. The solution is simple — if there is a threat out there, prevent the threat with a force equal to or surpassing it. This is easy, costs little, and turns “gun-free zones” into “if you do us harm, you will die” warnings for anyone foolish enough to attempt a murder.


    • That’s something of a false choice. In countries with robust gun control measures (and please note that control doesn’t necessarily equate to a ban), the homicide rate is considerably lower than in the US. Japan’s homicide rate is *fifteen* times lower and they have strict gun control laws. The UK’s is five times lower. In fact, the homicide rate with guns alone in the US is higher than the total rates of the UK and Japan *combined*. It is all well and good to remind us that guns are merely objects, but guns are objects designed to kill. That is their function. Cars are designed for travel. Oddly enough, cars aren’t nearly as effective at killing.


      • I suggest that you do a bit of research. Even the gun control group “violence policy center” shows that not to be true, especially when you take out the larger cause of death by firearm – suicide, not homicide still pales in comparison.

        You and I might differ in the definition of “robust”, but driving is not a Constitutional right, and yet the 2A still carries with it more State imposed burdens than you would support for any other Constitutional right.


      • I’m not sure what point you’re replying to here. My original point is that homicide with a firearm is more common than homicide with a vehicle in the US – this is true. Of 4.88 homicides per 100,000 people in 2015, firearms accounted for two thirds. In other words, 3.25 per 100,000 people. Roughly 50% of suicides in the US involve firearms. Suicides involving transportation are at 0.4%. So once again, I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make.


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