Evil. Evil is the word to describe the actions taken on 2-14-18 by a coward who will not be named. It takes a very disturbed individual to one day decide they want to take another persons life. Let alone children at school who are defenseless.
This shooting, at the time of writing this blog, has left 17 dead and 14 injured.
I am going to keep this article brief. There is just a couple topics I would like to touch on. One being mental illness. I am not a specialist in the field of the mind. However, everyone as a whole needs to ask themselves a question, "Is public safety a compromise for correctness"? What I mean by that is the children at this school knew something was wrong with this coward and when it came down to bringing the concern to those who can do something about it, many, in any situation will not in fear of being labeled as a person of hate. The children of this great nation need to have the voice to speak up and say "hey, this kid is making some statements he may see as joking, but shooting up a school isn't a joke. Please address this". Not just kids, but people in general need to do this.
*Another note to make is that someone did go to the FBI with information that this individual could/would do this and nothing was done! How does something like this happen? Something needs to change.
Final thought on the matter is that the nation does not need gun control. No amount of legislation could have stopped this act of evil. Citing Colion Noir, there has been 147 people killed in France from 2015-2018. Not including the car ramming incidents. That would bring the total to 233. In the US in the same time, there has been 164 people killed by mass shootings. The gun is not to blame in the case, nor any other shooting. We blame the driver in a DUI, we blame the bomber not the bomb in a bombing, so why are we doing it to guns?
We need to protect our schools and other public places, not take the things away that can protect them.
To the people impacted by this tragedy, our thoughts and prayers go out to you.