Let’s Not Just Talk About Guns!

Facebook is buzzing with everyone trying to outdo the next person as to who is more upset by the tragic event in Texas. I think it is safe to say that everyone is heartbroken, even though I have read many times that gun owners don’t care and are to blame. And I am tired of hearing “we need to do more” without anyone saying what “do more” means. Yes, let’s talk about guns, but let’s talk about everything else as well.

I would love to know the number of kids, grade school through high school, that were on some kind of medication 20-30 years ago compared to 10 years ago until the present day. Not just how many, but why is that increase so great. While I have said many times we need meds, we shouldn’t be relying on them the way we do today.

Schools need to take down any signs they have hanging in the hallways about anti-bullying because, guess what, it just doesn’t work. Every school makes the claim that bullying does not happen on their campus. Why, then, whenever a tragedy like this happens, one of the first things we hear is they were bullied? Are the schools failing in this or is it just impossible to handle?

Parents, teach your kids, especially boys, how to deal with bullies without thinking they have to get a gun and shoot innocent people. Bullies have been around forever and we were always taught to stand up to them and stand up for ourselves. It isn’t easy but it works. Unfortunately, boys now are taught at a young age that masculinity is toxic. Wrong! Masculinity is good and necessary. If you don’t learn early on that you will have to deal with mean people in every aspect of life, you will have a miserable life. Yes, standing up to bullies in the workplace is different than standing up to them in high school. If taught properly, a man learns what force is needed and when. And even though you don’t hear girls doing these things they should also know that it is ok to stand up to the “mean girls”. Girls at that age are brutal and it is ok to fight back.

Lastly, we have gun laws in place that are very sensible. I’m tired of hearing from politicians who have armed security, saying we have to give up guns. Same from athletes and Hollywood elites who also bask in the security of a firearm. Here is an idea. Let’s take some of the money (if not all of it) that we send to other countries to defend their children and hire armed security for all schools. Is that too difficult to make happen? Are the children here not worth our tax payer money? This should be an easy decision.

Until next time…#eatthedamnsalad #protectchildren

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