I've been watching post after post about whether we should have gun control or not, because of the Elementary school shooting today. But I think the
implications go far beyond just gun control.
First I would like to say this, remember how 9/11 got into our heads the day it happened, and we, "The People" demanded better security? Well we got
what we asked for, and have lost most of the freedoms we once had. The people of this country are more afraid of those who are supposed to protect us
than the "terrorists".
Now, today when I was doing my daily news browsing and went to cnn.com I saw the story about the shootings and how up to 18 children had been killed.
My mind immediately thought of my daughter who is in the first grade. I was thinking how I would have felt if it were my daughter who had been shot.
(one second I am getting her on the bus for school, the next it could be all over)
Then I was thinking about how, just this last Monday, I was able to go into my daughters school to watch her do her first biography presentation.
That's when it hit, I may not be allowed to go into my daughters school again when she does presentations or some school program. Not without a TSA
type of security at least.
The government will use this in order to keep parents away from their children during school hours. We will no longer be allowed to witness the
progress of our child and on those few moments where we will have to visit the school, we will be subjected to very tight security procedures.
It may go further in the fact that our own children may have to go through a tight security procedure just to go to school. I'm not talking high
school or even middle school, I am talking about Kindergartners being frisked and having their bookbags checked out before they can even enter the
It will be the "people" that call for this (as they did on 9/11), it won't be forced on them (not at first), they will be crying for it.
Look, I am very saddened by this event in Connecticut. My heart aches for the families of the victims as well as those in the school. But we need to
stop and breath for a minute. Gun control will just be the tip of the ice burg here, as airport security was for 9/11. Any place that has children
will be subject to it not just schools.
Note: I believe it will happen fast too, as they will need to do it while they are still have the emotions of the parents.
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