Mr. Ags is pissed off, yet enlightened by the hypocrisy of the Left. I have just arrived home this evening after attending a community event for my City that focused on developing a Business Plan to help improve our future. The 15 different subcommittees focused on areas such as art, attracting business, parks, and even improving the wellbeing of our citizens. The last subcommittee (Improving the Wellbeing of Our Citizens) had the most ingenious idea on how to end youth violence, a Gun Buy-Back program? I sort of went mentally numb when I heard this and I may have uttered an expletive within earshot of those around me when the presenter said this was one of her group’s main areas of focus for which they are seeking a grant. Needless to say, I had to respond to her misguided suggestion. So with pen and paper my education for her began.
I find it ironic that we teach safe sex in schools, but when you suggest teaching firearm’s safety and responsibility in schools you are looked down on as an intellectual caveman and a crazed NRA member. The Left would have you think that the ills of firearms eclipse that of sexual promiscuity. So, we teach “responsible” sexuality in school, but not gun safety and responsibility? Take a look at the results of an over-sexualized society and the breakdown in the American family: abortion, disease, a foster-care system at capacity, children growing up on welfare, grandparents becoming parents again, and children being born to parents who refuse to raise them or teach them. I liken teaching gun safety to teaching absence. It is a fact that a majority of murders happen in US cities with populations over 250,000 and they also have the tightest gun laws. These cities also contain the least amount of youth firearm’s training programs.
I went to a junior high school in the 1990s where recess involved shooting targets. Seeing a gun case hanging next to a coat was a common occurrence at my school. No, we were not part of some crazy cult, just responsible Americans kids who were taught to respect firearms. None of us went postal and to this day many of those classmates are my best friends. So lefties, you’ll teach sex education in schools, why not safe use and enjoyment of firearms? After all, the kids are going to do it anyway, right?
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