Imagine that, it works

5th grade student finds a gun on the school playground. (h/t JayG)

Why haven’t you heard about this? Because the only way this would have been covered by the national media is if the child shot himself or worse (better? ratings, y’know) started shooting up the rest of the students.

But instead, the child followed safety procedures — you know, the ones taught by that evil NRA in their dastardly “Eddie Eagle” program. Stop. Don’t touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult.

And so, it wasn’t reported. It’s not “newsworthy”.

I applaud the child. I applaud the school for allowing the program to be taught to all students. If all the anti-gunners really cared about saving lives and “won’t someone think of the children”, they’d appreciate such programs for just such a reason. You can hate guns all you want, but the reality is they are around and no ban will ever eliminate them (criminals will always have them). So the best way to keep kids safe is through education… because for some reason we believe education is so vital, yet this seems to be one area where some believe ignorance is preferrable.

*sigh*

2 thoughts on “Imagine that, it works”

  1. I couldn’t agree with you more. It would be very foolish to ban guns. Criminals will always find a way to get guns, banning them would simply keep us from being able to legally protect ourselves. I’ve done some research on crime rates in towns that ban guns, and the results usually aren’t good. Some towns actually require guns, and some have great success with it. (I like to think about it this way: would anyone try to rob a bank if they knew everyone in the place had a gun?)

    1. I’ll be honest. I’d love to live in a world of peace and love and harmony. It would be great if we could achieve that. But we won’t. It’s hard to get a small group of people to agree on pizza toppings, trying to get 7 billion people to agree is pretty near impossible and likely to be full of very drastic differences. And yes, that means there are going to be some that want to kill you or do other harm to you.

      I do not want to be a victim. I do not wish to be at their mercy, because most of those ilk won’t have any.

      And yes, there’s reams of data to support that denying good, law-abiding people the ability to defend and protect themselves, to put good folk at a disadvantage and strengthen criminals… that it works out just as you’d think, with higher crime rates.

      On your last point, just think how many crimes happen in police stations, at NRA Conventions, in gun stores, at gun ranges…. but look at gun-free zones like schools.

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