a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn
Of course I live in the country, so country teens may have a different view of guns.
They do. I was, will be again, a country boy, and there is no way in Hell, or out of it, that I'd have ever bought into this idiocy.
Nor would any of my friends have done.
Guns were, and are, tools for most of us, tools used to fill the freezer. Tools to keep coyotes and other varmints out of the hen house. Tools to
help us protect ourselves from predators of four and two legged variety.
But these foolish children lack anything like the knowledge or wisdom to even remotely expect me to listen to them. A 17 year old child lacks
anything that vaguely resembles the chops to attempt to dictate to me and mine, and not expect me and mine to protest it in the strongest possible
Somehow, we've become the villains of the piece. Ignoring, by willful intent, the real culprits of the piece, the shooter himself, who was a victim
by some accounts of bullying, by at least one of these oh so brave protesters, by her own account. Maybe I'm wrong, as I don't know the kid
personally, but he strikes me as a bully, as well. I've profound experience with the type, unfortunately. Why do these children address that 900 lbs
gorilla? I can guess. It won't get them on CNN, Fox, the big eye, and the other media mongers.
What needs addressing, is the fact that the shooter thought his only recourse was to kill. His tool of choice is irrelevant. Why do these children,
in most cases, think that their only recourse is to kill? That question surely should be asked of the oh, so concerned adults in this circus, should