Do Something!(El Paso and Dayton Massacres)

The cry to ‘do something ‘ is a desperate plea but it also tells us something. We DON’T know what to do.

Every time one of these tragedy strikes-just when we thought they were over-the first thing the left does is demand gun control. It’s not going to work and it infringes on our 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms.

How many of us grew up with firearms in our home and never felt uncomfortable for an instant? We grew up in places where everyone and his/her brother had a gun.

I’ve given this some thought, based on past events,of  actions that might be helpful.

Once law enforcement begins their investigation one of the things they do is search the perpetrators social media print. How many times have we had an event where  the investigators find all kinds of red flags on some social media platform whether it’s twitter,facebook or instagram etc.

People will suddenly speak up and say they saw this tweet,comment or picture. Law enforcement can’t be everywhere all the time. How about if we see something we SAY something even if we’re not 100% sure it’s  a real red flag.

Let’s have  the attitude better safe than sorry. We may not want to appear silly but there’s always the chance we’re right. There’s nothing silly about being prudent and POSSIBLY saving lives.

I’ve also heard where someone had gone  to the police and reported a person they were concerned about;and it goes nowhere.. We all end up hearing that it had been reported,but nothing re the follow up.They should be taking the reports they get seriously. Even if 9 out 10 reports don’t amount to anything; all it takes is that one.

SEE SOMETHING,SAY SOMETHING. It works. Don’t second guess yourself and doubt your gut instincts. It’d be better for us to be wrong,than sorry later.

Back in the day there was a stigma attached to mental illness. Back in the day too civil rights groups had a hissy about people with mental illnesses being institutionalized They were concerned with depriving people of their  individual rights.Look at some of  our streets now in the larger cities.

Some cities are  filled with homeless people who can’t take care of themselves;some are drugs addicts and/ or alcoholics. How compassionate was it to stop institutionalizing  people who may have needed the help? How about the small percentage of mentally ill people who risk  having a violent episode? What about protection of the larger population?

Most of these shooters are suicidal. They want to go out with death by a cop.They figure they have nothing to lose;take out as many people as possible before they go down.

These individuals are going to act out as soon as their plan falls into place.

Intervention at a young age would be helpful as long as these individuals are monitored over long periods.Many,if not all, of these shooters showed signs of  serious problems in their teens.

Unfortunately it seems that some of  the parents (or parent /guardian)were more concerned with concealing the problems from discovery than getting help or reporting incidents to law enforcement.They do no one any favors,least of all themselves.

Stricter gun laws solve nothing. The law abiding citizens would give up all their guns if a law were passed that required it. The criminals would do what criminals  always do, ignore the law. This is why stricter guns laws are absurd.They leave the law abiding defenseless.

Gun laws (or any laws for that matter)mean nothing to a criminal.

We have some deeper societal issues that have to be addressed,but i think these small steps would go a long ways in prevention. It would also be helpful if we didn’t have gun free zones that give the perpetrators a target rich vulnerable environment.

We know the places most apt to be targeted;schools,malls,churches,movie theaters.

Basically any area that is open to the public, where large groups of people can gather and are known to be unprotected.

It’s like having a sign on the door that says ,strike here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mass Shootings In Ohio & Texas

It’s become so ugly and contentious on Twitter I am almost ready to leave and not look back. I’m staying for 2 reasons;i can at least see my grand-daughter as she is growing up(that’s very important)and i can support our President.If those 2 things weren’t true i’d be deleting the account this minute.Honestly if it weren’t for Twitter i would have no idea what Alexa looks like or how she is doing. It’s amazing how she has turned out and grown up so much. Twitter inadvertently turned out to be a  positive thing in that regard.

I hope  it doesn’t sound like I’m stalking her. I was afraid that’s what it was coming to at first. I know what the deal is.On the other hand who would not  want to see their own grand child? From  her Twitter account *i found her instagram account with absolutely fantastic pictures and finally her you tube channel [with 1 video that made my day]. I now have a kind of mental image of who she is and what she’s like.She’s pretty special.

The one thing missing is that she doesn’t talk about her folks much. I’ve learned a few things though.

As for supporting our President i didn’t think it would be as ugly and contentious as it has been. Downright ugly. I believe it is an accurate reflection of the left and what the Trump supporters are up against.

The Texas massacre report should have been about the tragedy,the victims,the victims families and loved ones from the very beginning. All I read on Twitter was how it was the fault of Trump and his white supremacist,racist supporters. It was minutes from the time the shooting was reported until it was politicized. i highly doubt the people in Texas and Ohio care much about politics right now. All of us-left and right-Dem & Rep-Trump supporter & Never Trump,conservative,liberal and everyone in between could have come together with love,prayer and support for those folks.

What i read were tweets using a horrific event to push an agenda and attack the President. It’s shameful and disgusting no matter how they spin it.

A few facts:

1.the President has never and i do mean NEVER attacked legal immigrants.He does support a merit system and has asked Congress to work on it. Unfortunately,it’s not happening.They’re too busy trying to take down the Pres. His wife Melania is a legal immigrant. Why would he oppose LEGAL immigration?

2 when the caravans were heading for the United States in huge numbers he called it an invasion. It was an accurate description. It looked like an invasion to me.

4.  Pres Trump backs our Law Enforcement Departments and officers.This doesn’t mean he believes they take the right course of action every time  or there are no bad apples, but he knows what sacrifices the majority make to keep their communities safe.

5. Some of these countries are not sending their best. Some are rapists and murderers.Some are gang members. We know there’s human trafficking and drug running. I could delve into the whole issue far deeper than this but it would take a whole entry( probably 2 or 3) Suffice it to say our immigration system is broken and needs fixed Think the Democrats or Republicans seriously want to tackle it?

The Democrats are totally against it[real  immigration reform]. They are simply advocating for open borders and the elimination of ICE.

They’ve supported sanctuary cities for years.

Most in the  Republican party have let the Democrats,liberals and media  bludgeon then into submission. There are SOME Republicans that let the Democrats have their way. They actually support illegal immigration too;for their own reasons.The Dems only want the votes.

The election of Donald Trump brought the issue of immigration to the forefront. He was accused of being racist,xenophobic,’mean’,heartless-a hater.When,of course, they weren’t accusing him of being a Russian Agent.

6.The Democrats and their media arm spent every day from the time Trump got elected to this very minute working  to destroy the Trump presidency .When you have the media working on his destruction around the clock and putting it out as news  you do have an audience that buys it.

7. i can understand propaganda in other countries and expect it there. They have no choice. Hardship,Prison or even execution are not attractive. You report as the state demands it. In the United States there is no such threat so they are WILLING participants.

What does all this have to do with the recent tragedies of El Paso and Dayton? Plenty.

The media and the Democrats use the narrative THEY have built about Pres Trump-not who he actually is-to convince people he is a racist,white supremacist, fascist bigot  and that his supporters are no better. Don’t they grasp how incredibly wrong it is to do that?

NEWSFLASH: This isn’t about President Trump anyway.

The shame in all of  this is that the blame falls squarely on the shooters and the media isn’t saying that.The shooters are responsible. The suffering people of these communities need our love,prayers and support. They don’t care about politics. They haven’t had a chance to even mourn their  losses as individuals or a community and the event is being exploited. i can hardly stand to go on Twitter after reading some of the comments today.

It’s hard to take.

The Democrats i might be able to  understand-the media has no excuse. It’s shameful.

*someday i’ll explain how i did it. SOMEDAY.