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After Florida School Shooting, Sheriff Tells Parents the Solution Has Nothing to Do With Guns

By Patrick following x   2018 Mar 12, 11:22am 570 views   6 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


https://ijr.com/2018/03/1072358-florida-school-shooting-sheriff-tells-parents-solution-nothing-guns/

Following every mass killing, I ask myself, what has happened to our society? I also wonder what the solution is to ensure our families do not become future victims.

Many have pointed out that years ago, people would go to school and have hunting rifles in their vehicles. Yet, mass violence in schools and other locations did not happen as in society today. It makes me think that there must be a root cause that we are not addressing that has led to this change.

So what has changed and more importantly how do we fix it? Media reports of school walk-outs and gun control discussions are becoming more prevalent than ever, all in an effort to find a quick and easy solution. I think it is safe to say that there is no quick and easy solution.

I think perhaps we are not evaluating the true root cause which is obviously very complex. We must make efforts to change our society as a whole. It's my belief that the root cause starts with our youth lacking basic skills including respect for authority figures like parents and teachers, the ability to cope with conflict and the ability to handle rejection. Further issues like mental health and alcohol/drug use also play a role, but column length restrictions limit my ability to cover all aspects of the root cause today.

I believe it is imperative that we raise our children in a manner that instills respect for authority. While we all love our children, we need to get back to a society of parents who expect a level of respect toward both them and others in authority, including teachers. Discipline needs to be reintegrated into our society. Parents, don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't or shouldn't reasonably discipline your child in a non-abusive manner. Teachers need to have the support of parents when they make disciplinary decisions and parents need to resist the urge of running to the defense of their children when a teacher feels the need to discipline. It undermines their authority and will likely be treated as an example for actions toward others in authority in the future.

What about inability to cope or handle rejection? For years we have watched as competition has been replaced by participation awards that are given to make children feel good. While no one wants their child to ever be disappointed or upset, when they are young, they need to face conflict and disappointment and learn to resolve it appropriately under the guidance of adults. It is part of developing their personality and dealing with conflict in the future. When youth are not taught how to handle difficult situations, they must find their own way to cope, which without guidance may be result in unhealthy or even dangerous future behavior. I am no expert and am merely giving an opinion of what I have seen in my own experience, but I feel that my opinions have merit as I have witnessed people dealing with difficult situations at the worst times of their lives.

My point in writing this is not to place blame but rather to start conversations on what truly is the root cause of violence in society. Many have strong opinions about gun control but realistically gun control will do nothing more than place a very small band aid on a much bigger problem. It is imperative that we have serious discussions on what we can do to change the norms of our society and positively impact the decisions our youth make. It's time to refocus our energy to affect long lasting change so that we can keep Dodge County a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and visit.

Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt
1   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Mar 12, 11:23am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I think this is the key passage:

Patrick says
What about inability to cope or handle rejection? For years we have watched as competition has been replaced by participation awards that are given to make children feel good. While no one wants their child to ever be disappointed or upset, when they are young, they need to face conflict and disappointment and learn to resolve it appropriately under the guidance of adults. It is part of developing their personality and dealing with conflict in the future. When youth are not taught how to handle difficult situations, they must find their own way to cope, which without guidance may be result in unhealthy or even dangerous future behavior.
2   HEYYOU   ignore (13)   2018 Mar 12, 11:29am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
participation awards that are given to make children feel good.


I'm in my second childhood! Where's my damn trophy? I'm sad.
3   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Mar 12, 11:31am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Arm the teachers

Sell more guns!
4   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 Mar 12, 7:48pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
I think perhaps we are not evaluating the true root cause which is obviously very complex. We must make efforts to change our society as a whole. It's my belief that the root cause starts with our youth lacking basic skills including respect for authority figures like parents and teachers, the ability to cope with conflict and the ability to handle rejection. Further issues like mental health and alcohol/drug use also play a role, but column length restrictions limit my ability to cover all aspects of the root cause today.


THAT is the problem today, but it's too complex and will take a lot of work to fix. Nobody puts in any effort anymore and doesn't take personal responsibility.

People today live in the "instant society", where everything is done in a second: text, email, Facebook update, microwaves, drive thru fast food, etc.

So, these people want the "instant fix" = Ban Guns.

That WON'T fix the problems today.
5   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (30)   2018 Mar 12, 8:05pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Isn't it time for a tax cut?
6   Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 12, 8:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
Many have pointed out that years ago, people would go to school and have hunting rifles in their vehicles. Yet, mass violence in schools and other locations did not happen as in society today. It makes me think that there must be a root cause that we are not addressing that has led to this change.


So if it's a culture of violence that is becoming more prevalent. How do we fix that? We can't. You cannot change cultural trends with a few simple laws. We need to make sure crazy people cannot get their hands on guns. We need background checks, psychiatrist evaluations, age limits and what not.
I do not understand the point of making it easy for criminals, and wackos to get their hands on guns.
I would also ban AR-15's and similar weapons, because I do not believe they are defensive weapons.

The only reason the NRA is hellbent on preventing laws that ban AR-15's and such, is because they see banning them will trigger a trend towards banning all guns. I don't give a shit. Children are being slaughtered in schools like nowhere else on earth with these assault weapons. The NRA can fight against preventing the sale of small defensive weapons if and when the time comes, but right now these mass killing assault weapons must be banned. If they were already banned, those kids and many others would have been alive today.

Dear NRA,
Either prove AR-15's are a defensive weapon against burglars and criminals or go fuck yourself. I am switching my support for guns from neutral so fuck you.
7   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 Mar 12, 9:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Strategist says
So if it's a culture of violence that is becoming more prevalent. How do we fix that? We can't.


So why ban AR15s?

Strategist says
I do not understand the point of making it easy for criminals, and wackos to get their hands on guns.


Is that a problem with enforcing laws or a problem with banning inanimate objects?

Strategist says
I would also ban AR-15's and similar weapons, because I do not believe they are defensive weapons.


So, since your lack of education and fear of a AR15, you feel they should be banned from MILLIONS of legal gun owners that don't have the same feelings as you?

Sounds quite Communist and Socialist, don't you think?


Strategist says
Children are being slaughtered in schools like nowhere else on earth with these assault weapons.


How about the children slaughtered by cars? They number in the tens of thousands? Don't they matter?

Strategist says
If they were already banned, those kids and many others would have been alive today.


How about law enforcement officers upholding existing laws and jailing the crazies that have been pointed out to them. How's that for a novel idea?

Strategist says
Either prove AR-15's are a defensive weapon against burglars and criminals or go fuck yourself.


https://nypost.com/2017/04/04/man-who-killed-would-be-burglars-with-ar-15-wont-be-charged/

http://abc13.com/news/employee-fires-ar-15-at-gun-range-burglary-suspects/1706211/
https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2015/07/video-milwaukee-store-owner-uses-ar-15-to-shoot-armed-robber/
http://www.military.com/video/guns/rifles/kid-shoots-burglar-with-dads-ar-15/2086401790001
http://gs2ac.com/agoodguywithagun/
https://foac-pac.org/Defense-Stories

Let me know if you need more examples.




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