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Another school shooting. How can we prevent it from happening again?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

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WALTER784
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From: WALTER784 

Dec-2

Mass school shootings...
 
From July 4th, 1776, to July 4th, 1966; there was one (1) “mass shooting” at a school in the USA and it was not done by a student.
 
In May of 1940:
 
“Verlin Spencer, the 38-year-old principal of South Pasadena Junior High School, killed five of his colleagues and left another seriously injured in shootings at two locations. Spencer had a long history of clashes with faculty and staff and was forced to serve a three-week involuntary leave of absence the year prior. When cornered by police, he shot himself in a suicide attempt but survived and was sentenced to 5 consecutive life sentences. Three years later, Spencer learned that the blood sample taken after his arrest was found to have high levels of bromide, a popular painkiller he took for headaches. While the amount was high enough to render him legally insane at the time of the shooting, he did not receive a retrial but was released from in prison in 1970.”
 
That’s one hundred and ninety years (you read that right, 190)!
 
With a single “mass shooting” at a school.   And not by a student.
 
Then came the mid 60’s and we banished God from the public square (including classrooms), eliminated “involuntary institutional commitment” for a wide variety of serious mental health issues and began teaching our children that there are no absolutes, and that everyone can have their own truth.
 
The first two “mass shootings” at schools since 1940 were 26 years later:
 
In August of 1966:
 
“University of Texas tower shooting: 25-year-old engineering student Charles Whitman fatally shot 15 people and wounded 31 more during a 96-minute shooting rampage from the observation deck of the university. He was shot and killed by police. He had earlier murdered his wife and his mother at their homes.”
 
In November of 1966:
 
“18-year-old Bob Smith took seven people hostage at Rose-Mar College of Beauty and ordered them to lie down in a circle. He shot each in the head. Four women and a 3-year-old girl died; another woman and a baby were injured but survived. Police arrested Smith, who reportedly admired Richard Speck and Charles Whitman.”
 
The autopsy of Whitman found a tumor on the hypothalamus of his brain that may or may not have been a factor, I can’t say.  The second was a “copycat” of the first.
 
When I was in high school (1961-1965), many, if not most, of the boys who were over 16 took their rifles and shotguns to school during hunting season.  Some left them in their cars, others took them inside and stored them in their lockers.  After school they went hunting - for rabbits, pheasants, grouse, turkeys and deer - not other students.  If you were over 18, you could buy a handgun at the local hardware store with no background check and no waiting period.  If over 16, you could buy a rifle, including military surplus Springfields, M-1s and Mausers; actual “weapons of war”.  And there were no “mass shootings” at schools.  (The Mausers were captured German rifles).  And, anyone could buy a gun mail-order from the Sears, Montgomery Ward and JC penny catalogs; no waiting periods, no background checks.  If I remember correctly, catalog sales were ended by the Gun Control Act of 1968.
 
Let us not forget the establishment of radical feminism with the founding of NOW in 1966.
 
Now, we have the legacy of the 60’s, with variable moral compasses, and intentionally distorted ability to distinguish right from wrong and good from evil.  Should it be any wonder then that the “mass shooting” at schools phenomenon happened after we replaced an omnipotent God with the omnipotent State?  Or after we let Roe v. Wade make abortion a national sacrament, cheapening the sanctity of life by sacrificing the most innocent and vulnerable of us on the altar of “choice”?  I think not.
 
With the exception of the shootings noted above, every other “mass shooting” at a school in this country, has happened after Roe v. Wade became the law of the land in 1973, I would suggest that’s not likely a coincidence.
 
“And that’s all I have to say about that”.  Courtesy, F. Gump
 
Mike
 
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