The Hard Truth About the Gut Wrenching Mass Murder of School Children in Uvalde

 

UVALDE – A disturbed 18-year-old high school student in Uvalde shot his grandmother in the face Tuesday then broke into Robb Elementary School and murdered 19 young students and two teachers in one classroom.  There is no excuse for the behavior of that deranged individual and 21 families are devastated beyond words Wednesday as the community of Uvalde goes about the process of healing.  

National liberal leaders were quick to label the mass murder as 'gun violence' and calls for more restrictive and unconstitutional gun control rang out immediately from the White House to New York and California.  

In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement following the shooting Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde: 

“Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde. Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering. We thank the courageous first responders who worked to finally secure Robb Elementary School. I have instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime. The Texas Division of Emergency Management is charged with providing local officials all resources necessary to respond to this tragedy as the State of Texas works to ensure the community has what it needs to heal.”

Liberal pundits were quick to blame the gun, the gun lobby and conservatives for the deadly mass murder.  President Biden said, "When in God's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?"

Vice President Kamala Harris said, ""Enough is enough.  As a nation, we have to have the courage to take action and understand the nexus between what makes for reasonable and sensible public policy to ensure something like this never happens again." 

Like it or not, the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 

The disturbed teenager in Uvalde committed the 21 acts of murder.  That community, all the people of Texas and the United States are diminished by this senseless act of evil and violence.  

Jails and prisons across the country, including the Tom Green County Jail in San Angelo, are full of mentally disturbed individuals who are there for a reason; to separate them from society and keep the tools they would turn into weapons out of their hands.  

Passing more and more laws restricting the possession and use of constitutional 'arms' from law abiding citizens does absolutely nothing to turn the tide of mass murder.  

Only a common sense approach focusing on mental illness treatment and prevention and environment causations will bring an end to the kinds of senseless carnage perpetrated on the innocent children and adults and their families at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. 

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I blame social media/ bullying. Obviously no excuse for what he did, but it turns out the kid was relentlessly bullied in school ;)

Blanco real question without arguing.  Why do you think the school shootings are only in America?  None of the causes people list are only american problems.  Bulling, mental health issues, video games, even to some extent guns all these things are world issues school shootings are ours alone.  I dont have answers i dont own gun but have no issues with gun ownership.  Somehow both sides have to give a little and start at least attmempting to fix this problem.  It takes about 9 minutes online for both sides to point fingers. hell it only took yantis 2 hours to write a story pointing fingers. 

Most of this type behavior starts with lack of good parenting/mentoring.

There are a few % that have had a good family life and still nut out.

These nut jobs are so angry that they have to act out against their guardians and inflict pain on innocent lives to so called make others feel their so called pain.

When all this comes out, we will find out there were signs with this evil mind.  

Are you in favor or against those who get pregnant and realize that they aren't ready to be a responsible parent ending that pregnancy to possibly save the life of 20 people in a classroom?  

I don't believe this was because someone got pregnant. And I understand your question, but I believe it's all about the education we give our kid's. I don't have perfect kid's myself, but I talk to them every chance I get. I pray for them to understand me and it's not easy. If we could make decisions for them, everything would be to the best of them. But we just can't do that. But I believe if everyone that get caught selling drug's or anything to hurt anyone. They should be given a long sentence with out parole and then this could possibly slow down. I don't believe we can bring it to a stop but it could slow down. I've seen cases where people that murder get 10 or even 25 years in prison. Why let them out again, so the rest of them can say they can kill anyone and get out on parole a few years later.  It's all in the law's that are allowed.

Believe me no one is “ready to be a responsible parent” going in. I think what it all boils down to is a total lack of morality just my opinion ;)

I will take your word for it, i dont have kids. I just think everyone who has a reason for it needs to look for ways to combat that reason. If bad parenting is what we can agree is the issue forcing folks to be parents dosent seem like the solution.  We as a country have to at least take steps to stop this i dont care what those steps are, but we need to have at the very least a list of things that we have tried since the last massacre that have failed.  So far the right has pushed thoughts and prayers and this can be crossed off the list, the left has banged their head on gun control that they know they cant pass, this was equally useless.  

Well, I would say. Back in the days when I went to school, we had no Nintendo games or any of the cell phones kids walk around with. We had no billing in school, because if you got in a fight and when you would get home you would get another whipping. Ever since they allowed shooting games and high speed chase games. Kid's try doing the same as they do on the game's. If we would have voted all that not to sale, this world would be different. But kid's see everything in the media now day's and try doing the same. May Almighty God give peace and strength to all the families and relatives of those children. And may God close down the school's for the remainder of this year. Hopefully they could just go back to studying from home. Our children would be safer. But some parents now days rather send them to school so they don't have to put up with them or educate them like they should. Even though sometimes our kids don't listen, but that doesn't give was the right to give up on them. He have to keep talking to them and praying for them to change. All those combat games should be banned. 

Well, I would say. Back in the days when I went to school, we had no Nintendo games or any of the cell phones kids walk around with. We had no billing in school, because if you got in a fight and when you would get home you would get another whipping. Ever since they allowed shooting games and high speed chase games. Kid's try doing the same as they do on the game's. If we would have voted all that not to sale, this world would be different. But kid's see everything in the media now day's and try doing the same. May Almighty God give peace and strength to all the families and relatives of those children. And may God close down the school's for the remainder of this year. Hopefully they could just go back to studying from home. Our children would be safer. But some parents now days rather send them to school so they don't have to put up with them or educate them like they should. Even though sometimes our kids don't listen, but that doesn't give was the right to give up on them. He have to keep talking to them and praying for them to change. All those combat games should be banned. 

Well, I would say. Back in the days when I went to school, we had no Nintendo games or any of the cell phones kids walk around with. We had no billing in school, because if you got in a fight and when you would get home you would get another whipping. Ever since they allowed shooting games and high speed chase games. Kid's try doing the same as they do on the game's. If we would have voted all that not to sale, this world would be different. But kid's see everything in the media now day's and try doing the same. May Almighty God give peace and strength to all the families and relatives of those children. And may God close down the school's for the remainder of this year. Hopefully they could just go back to studying from home. Our children would be safer. But some parents now days rather send them to school so they don't have to put up with them or educate them like they should. Even though sometimes our kids don't listen, but that doesn't give was the right to give up on them. He have to keep talking to them and praying for them to change. All those combat games should be banned. 

None of these things are specific to our country mass shooting of children in schools is. The exact same violent video games are huge all over the world 

None of these things are specific to our country mass shooting of children in schools is. The exact same violent video games are huge all over the world 

Actually Mr. Chavez does have a point. Point being…used to be if someone was bullying you at school you took care of it right then right there crude but effective ;)

No one is “forcing” anyone to be a parent that’s the choice people make when they choose to have unprotected sex. I think exceptions can be made for victims of rape/incest, but even then it’s not the fault of the unborn baby they deserve the same “chance” at life as anyone else…again just my opinion ;)

Fair enough we have established we have different views on this.  it was kind of a goofy point but i was trying to point out that to make attempts to fix this we have to quit trying to get a win on either side.  Both sides are going to have to give up things that they have dug in deeply on to fix it.  If we cant comprise to attempt to stop children from being shot in school their is no hope for us as a nation.

What are the odds of this being another false flag like Sandy Hook? I mean there sure is a bunch of stuff going on that they would like to distract us from. Stolen election, Sussmann, Clinton, WHO in Davos, WEF, child trafficking, failing economy, record inflation, etc.  What a perfect opportunity for them to try and go after guns again.

Do you pray, sir? If so, according to your leftist sources, you’re wasting your time ;)

In truth I talk to God several times a day.  I typically thank Him for the gifts He has given me and ask for strength, wisdom, and the patience required to deal with fools.

Expat, Here's some of my take on the situation. The single largest reason that mass shootings happen is the moral decay of our population. That can be attributed to many things, violent movies and video games, the lack of empathy for the people we don't know, the isolation we've experience during this pandemic, etc. Fifty years ago, these things just did not happen, but guns were available to all non-felons. In my day, we drove to school with our rifles and shotguns hanging in the rack on the back window, and no-one even thought twice about it.                                                                                           My first gun, that I still have and shoot, was a Marlin .22 cal, semi-auto with a magazine capacity of 19. My point being, prohibiting the sale of a particular type of firearm, although feasible, won't be effective. Mass shootings will still happen, and can happen without the so-called 'assault rifle'. The first mass shooting I personally remember was in August 1966 in Austin at the UT tower. The shooter toted a footlocker filled with a variety of weapons on a dolly, witnessed by dozens, up to the observation tower and started shooting. 14 dead, 31 injured, over 96 minutes. What weapon did he use with the most accuracy? A bolt action rifle with a scope.                                                                                                                                    The only change in gun law that might make a difference would be to close the gun show loophole that allows for the private sale without background checks. That could be enforced and would put an end to gun shows, but I don't believe that private sales among individuals would stop, only gun shows.                                                                                                                                                       Beyond that, I am at a loss of how it would be possible to do anything that would effectively put an end to mass shootings altogether. No doubt school shootings could be significantly reduced by tightening campus security and reducing access to campuses to non- students. But what I am sure of, is that any real expectation that any politician can solve this epidemic, is futile.

 

Again, an intelligent response, amigo.  I will add one comment.  All firearms are weapons.  My issue with the military-style weapon is the volume of lethality it can spew in a short period of time.  Another wit here appeared to conflate these monsters with the kinds of weapons I grew up with (my .22 pump Winchester in WRF, bolt action, lever action, and single shot, revolver handguns, and small capacity semiauto handguns), but none of these compare with the mayhem that can be delivered by a semiauto rifle in 5.56 or 7.62 with a 20- or 30- round magazine that can be switched out in about three seconds.  That's why I don't believe the damn things have any place in the civilian world.

Elsewhere here I attached a piece on the security measures the school district in Uvalde has designed.  It's just an FYI.  Peace.

I never agree with the opinion section, but I do today. This country needs mental health care facilities that are affordable. Period.

MakeME, Tue, 06/14/2022 - 14:59

Republicans are the ones who keep cutting funding for mental healthcare, and healthcare in general, so it does matter who you vote for in this situation.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/abbott-calls-texas-school-shooting-mental-health-issue-cut-state-spend-rcna30557

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