posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:23 PM
When I was in high school, over 30 years ago, it was nothing to see a pick-up truck with a gun rack in the back window and a shotgun and rifle in the
rack in the school parking lot. At lunch we would leave campus and go to whatever store we wanted and buy ourselves a sandwich and drink or we stayed
and ate at the cafeteria since the food was actually quite good.
If someone got into an argument and a fight ensued no one ever thought of going to those trucks and getting the guns. We handled things with our fists
or if caught the coach would usually take us to the gym and put the boxing gloves on us and have us slug it out till one of us called it quits. Quite
a few friends were made at the end of a good ol' fashioned brawl.
For some reason, in the eyes of todays kids, life is cheap. Perhaps they don't even view life as reality and don't understand the true consequences
of their decisions. Either way, somewhere along the journey from the 1970's to now, we have lost our way.
I have one child, a daughter 19 years old, and she was raised up around guns and her mother and I taught her about the sanctity of life. I also
taught her, just as I was taught, not to let anyone put their hands on her and I taught her self-defense. In the true spirit of self-defense she has
never had to harm anyone and she went to some pretty violent public schools but because she walked with purpose she was always left alone.
We can't blame all of these crimes on the single-parent, poor families as some of these violent kids are from well-to-do families. Something has
anesthetized a critical part of the brain of these people so that they can't function properly.
I don't know what the answer is only that I, like the rest of you, realize that their is a major problem in our society.