My Aussie wife's view on school violence
While I consider myself a very strong gun-rights advocate, it's hard not to see some real point in what my wife, Kristen, who didn't grow up in the USA, concludes from the all-too-frequent incidents of school violence in our country. Here are her thoughts on the subject:
I would not call myself an expert on these matters, but I am the mother of an American child and from what I can see the United States has an obsession with Guns that needs some serious therapy.
How many of America’s sons and daughters need to be slaughtered before something is done?
At the very least, tougher laws on ownership and access to ammunition should be introduced.
I am not holding my breath though. I will attack the issue from the other end and send my daughter to school in a bullet proof vest and body armour (do they make them in kinder-sizes?)
It is obvious after this latest tragedy that the playground and the campus are now minefields, breeding gounds for disgruntled, weapon-wielding sociopaths.
No wonder home-schooling has gained so much popularity!
I used to think is was some kind of isolationist, intellectual arrogance that prompted people to home school (those already living close to schools that is) but now I understand…it is safer!
Perhaps now we can revolutionize youth fashion from the low-rise to the security-wise.
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