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The Only Way to Stop School Shootings
American Thinker ^ | 12/18/12 | William A Levinson

Posted on 12/18/2012 12:17:40 PM PST by Winged Hussar

Senator Dianne Feinstein's ghoulish eagerness to exploit the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut for political gain is reminiscent of stock horror movie villains who need and crave the blood of innocents for their unholy agendas. Feinstein's agenda is an "assault weapon" ban, and it needs to be shut down before it gets started.

Suppose that Feinstein had somehow been able to make all magazines larger than 10 rounds disappear overnight. Mass murderer Adam Lanza would have had to switch magazines more frequently but, as he was the only armed person present in the school, he could have done that at his leisure. The only armed person present could, in fact, have wreaked considerable havoc with only a knife or an axe. The phrase "the only armed person present" indicates the only rational solution to the problem in question, as does the fact that Lanza turned his gun on himself only when the arrival of other armed people (police) changed his situation to his disadvantage. This reinforces the lesson that, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment

Includes screen shots of the Million Mom March's highly creative Form 990 tax return, in which it told the IRS it had engaged in no lobbying whatsoever.


1 posted on 12/18/2012 12:17:43 PM PST by Winged Hussar
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To: Winged Hussar

bttt


2 posted on 12/18/2012 12:27:05 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Winged Hussar
The crack-pot needs to "do something" with respect to every problem. Unfortunately, it is the nature of a crack-pot or "air-head," never to really analyze any problem, before embracing something destructive, in order to appear to be "doing something."

Let me suggest that we change the direction of the debate. Let us, rather, reject the fantasy world that people are interchangeable, rather than reject the ability of law-abiding people to defend family, property & society. Let us understand that what happened a few days ago, far more likely reflects the fact that we are Losing America's Multi-Generational Purpose, rather than anything that Leftist "air-heads," choose to characterize as a "gun-culture."

These massacres would be far less likely to happen, if our youth were again schooled in Western cultural values that, for the previous thousand years, honored men who acted as chivalric men, and women who acted as honorable & loving women. (How is that for an idea, whose time has come?)

William Flax

3 posted on 12/18/2012 12:30:36 PM PST by Ohioan
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To: Winged Hussar

Reminds me of the lady I heard who called Rush’s show yesterday. She said maybe if Lanza had to change magazines more he would have stopped and thought about what he was doing...

He didn’t stop and think after he killed his mom, or the first teacher, or the second, or the third. he didn’t stop after the first child, or the second, or the third...

He stopped when faced with opposing force.

Two things Americans have mastered is stupidity and making victims of themselves.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 12:32:27 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Winged Hussar

5 posted on 12/18/2012 12:33:36 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: chris37

He had plenty of time to think. If he had lived, I don’t think a jury would have had much problem with 1st degree (premeditated) murder. Second or third degree is when somebody does something in a fit of violent anger, like picking up a knife or broken beer bottle in a fit of drunken rage. This guy planned his crime; he brought two or more guns and a couple of hundred rounds of ammunition. He knew exactly what he was doing, and more time would have simply given him more victims.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 12:58:57 PM PST by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: Ohioan
These massacres would be far less likely to happen, if our youth were again schooled in Western cultural values that, for the previous thousand years, honored men who acted as chivalric men, and women who acted as honorable & loving women. (How is that for an idea, whose time has come?)

Since the 1980s, Americans public schools have relied on a form of "values" education which is designed to purposely separate the individual student from his parent and religious faith. They do this in order to pour every "ism" they can into them without our knowledge. So, is it any wonder that some student sufficiently removed from any moral underpinning should at some point lash back without an indefinable reason, something even he cannot understand?

Your assumption is correct and years ago we had a Western education instilling wonderful cultural values. The present type of values "indoctrination" is heavily endorsed by the NEA and the CDC and has created this horrible mess.

Yeah, a gun-free zone will fix the problem.

7 posted on 12/18/2012 1:02:30 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Winged Hussar
The only thing that will take a bite out of these shootings is to bring FATHER back into the frey and give him back his parenting rights. Uber militant "feminism" has rendered fathers as mere ad hoc non-parental status babysitters over their own children.

The courts have designated MOM as the universal sovereign/only rightful parent. Should she be a "BFF" type "parent"(befriending her children instead of having authority over them), a free ranger (letting children do as they please; sheltering them from consequences), a heroin addict or an axe murderer MOM has been given the ultimate authority by the various government agencies to use dad's wallet to create a nation of under-achieving wussie, uber-medicated, selfish, self centered, entitled, spoiled, incapable of empathy, budding felons and sociopaths. I hope Gloria Steinem is happy.

8 posted on 12/18/2012 1:06:24 PM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: Ohioan

yes, doubt of God is actually taught in schools now, so what do people expect! (eviloution) the macro type, is is pure BS.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 1:09:05 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Ohioan

Nothing is often the right thing to do, and always a clever thing to say.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 1:12:47 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: Winged Hussar

Oh yes, this person most certainly planned his crime.

Yet this woman, who is oviously in the throws of great sadness, has determined that we must ban high capacity mags, because they do not allow the shooter time to think between reloading, as he would need to reload less.

Honestly, people make no sense at all to me anymore. It seems that their ability to think rationally about anything is simply gone.

If something means something to you, then defend it. The lives of children for example. Defend those lives with guns. A gun is the tool of freedom. The terrorist, either foreign or domestic, uses the tools of freedom against the free in order to imprison the free.

The terrorist is clearly winning at this point with superior strategy.

People need to wake up and use their brains, or they are going to be utterly crushed by their enemies, their leader and themselves.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 1:15:09 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Winged Hussar
Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic The ONLY answer to a sick society, Do what the Israeli's did.......
12 posted on 12/18/2012 1:35:29 PM PST by MtnMan101
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To: Winged Hussar

The nonstop tinkering with every aspect of our society by 535 people in the Congress is exactly why America is in such a mess today.

We can’t fix anything as long as these 535 people believe that they have god-like intelligence.

They MADE these problems; they CAN’T FIX them!!!

Feinstein and all of the rest of the Congress (Yes, I’m including BOTH parties) need to be turned out to pasture. WE NEED to create HARD TERM LIMITS that allow a Represenbtative in the House 2 terms, a Senator 1 term and a president 2. In addition, federal judges should be appointed for a period of 10 years and may be re-appointed for an additional term of 10 years at the pleasure of the president at the time. NO MORE lifetime appointments!!

Finally, in the case of the president, when enough voters are fed up with him/her, we need to have an easier method to recall the president and replace him or her ESPECIALLY when the Congress refuses.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 1:43:46 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Winged Hussar
Nearly the entire world believes that a strong defense is the best form of war prevention. So far these incidents have occured at places where the perp will not be challenged. Lets make it clear that that is not the case, dispense with the “gun free zone” baloney. Lets watch for these kids that dress like Ninjas or Swat Team members. These cowards will will desist when they know they will be challenged.
14 posted on 12/18/2012 2:05:01 PM PST by Gertie
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To: chris37

The lady who called was in denial.

Remember the stages of grief.

Anger - blame blame blame

Denial — “he would have stopped”

bargaining — if we go finestien this will never happen again etc.

finally acceptance -— for democrats skulk into their shadows to regroup.


15 posted on 12/18/2012 4:28:55 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

You are right. It was like she was trying to rationalize for the person who will not rationalize.

How do we make him stop and think, make him just take an extra moment to realize what he is doing?

Shoot him dead.

I do not care what he thinks at all.

Shoot him dead, and he will stop.

People from all ranges ranges have lost their ability to assess situations or contemplate solutions.


16 posted on 12/18/2012 4:50:27 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: DustyMoment

Amen! and amen.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 6:34:12 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: Winged Hussar

BTTT!


18 posted on 12/19/2012 2:14:26 AM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: DustyMoment
Finally, in the case of the president, when enough voters are fed up with him/her, we need to have an easier method to recall the president and replace him or her ESPECIALLY when the Congress refuses.

Clinton proved that impeachment was useless.

19 posted on 12/19/2012 7:50:40 AM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Winged Hussar

Does anyone remember what ended the school shooting in Pearl, Mississippi? A vice principal armed with a .45 caliber semi automatic handgun apprehended the shooter and held him until police arrived.


20 posted on 12/19/2012 8:00:30 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Winged Hussar

One thing that might help is changin current “lockdown” procedures. Why would you think that having a bunch of kids huddled in a closet is a good thing?!?!?

There should be a door or stairway to the outside on every classroom. Once the teacher knows the threat is inside the school building (not outside), everyone makes a run for it.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 12:07:06 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Winged Hussar
One thing that might help is changing current “lockdown” procedures. Why would you think that having a bunch of kids huddled in a closet is a good thing?!?!?

There should be a door or stairway to the outside on every classroom. Once the teacher knows the threat is inside the school building (not outside), everyone makes a run for it.

22 posted on 12/19/2012 12:14:46 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: neverdem
Clinton proved that impeachment was useless.

Exactly! And, that's my point. Impeachmemnt is a political process, NOT a legal one.

Without an easier method of recalling a sitting president by the voters and taxpayers (such as initiative and referendum), Congressional power to impeach is pointless, ESPECIALLY with the political divide we have in America today.

I've ranted about this before. Our political system is irreparably broken as the result of the tinkering and toying with the rules laid out in the Constitution by the Congress. What we have today no longer represents what the Founding Fathers created. That's why it is so corrupt and unable to attend to the business of America.

IMO, Congress should meet for ONLY 5 months once every two years to pass a budget. Since they have nothing else to do but symbolism over substance, they can GO HOME and do whatever they think is necessary from their home. If the president needs them back in session, he can call them back into session, just like a governor calls the legislature into emergency session in the event of something unexpected.

Enough is enough!! We can no longer afford to have these ne'er do well thieves on the public dole year in and year out accomplishing nothing but more trouble, taxes and spending Americans and future Americans don't need!!

(grinning sheepishly and stepping down from my soapbox) Thank you for your attention. Sorry about the rant.

23 posted on 12/19/2012 12:17:47 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: neverdem
Clinton proved that impeachment was useless.

Exactly! And, that's my point. Impeachmemnt is a political process, NOT a legal one.

Without an easier method of recalling a sitting president by the voters and taxpayers (such as initiative and referendum), Congressional power to impeach is pointless, ESPECIALLY with the political divide we have in America today. If the voters recall the president, we can use the legal system to obtain a conviction if the evidence supports it.

I've ranted about this before. Our political system is irreparably broken as the result of the tinkering and toying with the rules laid out in the Constitution by the Congress. What we have today no longer represents what the Founding Fathers created. That's why it is so corrupt and unable to attend to the business of America.

IMO, Congress should meet for ONLY 5 months once every two years to pass a budget. Since they have nothing else to do but symbolism over substance, they can GO HOME and do whatever they think is necessary from their home. If the president needs them back in session, he can call them back into session, just like a governor calls the legislature into emergency session in the event of something unexpected.

Enough is enough!! We can no longer afford to have these ne'er do well thieves on the public dole year in and year out accomplishing nothing but more trouble, taxes and spending Americans and future Americans don't need!!

(grinning sheepishly and stepping down from my soapbox) Thank you for your attention. Sorry about the rant.

24 posted on 12/19/2012 12:20:11 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: DustyMoment; neverdem
Clinton proved that impeachment was useless.
Exactly! And, that's my point. Impeachmemnt is a political process, NOT a legal one.

Without an easier method of recalling a sitting president by the voters and taxpayers (such as initiative and referendum), Congressional power to impeach is pointless, ESPECIALLY with the political divide we have in America today.

First of all, the Senate no longer represents the state governments, but the people of the states - quite a different thing. Second, the senators are legislators rather than executives - thus, they are poor choices for “a jury of his peers” for the POTUS.

IMHO it would be better if the governors of the several states were the jury rather than the Senate, because the issue of what constitutes an impeachable offense should be judged by people who have the same role - executives. I wonder how many governors, even Democrats, would have been comfortable going on record that lying to a judge in a civil case was something that they were willing to have it thought by their constituents that they themselves would consider justified if they were in the dock?

However, it is painfully obvious that - certainly under the present dispensation - no Democrat POTUS will ever be convicted of an impeachment. It was fine for Nixon, but he was a Republican. It would be different if journalists were anything other than non-card-carrying Democrats, but we all know that that is exactly what they are. Their nominal role is to inform the public, but their real role is to distract the voting public from issues which are inconvenient to Democrats. But that situation did not arise only in this election year; it was in full bloom when Joe McCarthy was laughed down for telling the truth about communists in the federal government.

Indeed, my analysis of the dynamics of wire service journalism - and my reading of

News Over the Wires:
The Telegraph and the Flow of Public Information in America, 1844-1897
by Menahem Blondheim

leads to the conclusion that the same mechanism was in full operation by the 1920s.


25 posted on 12/19/2012 4:50:23 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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