NRA board member Ted Nugent pushes conspiracy theory that Parkland school shooting survivors are actors – All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players. So in that sense, the Motor City Madman (and NRA Board Member) got it right, right? Otherwise . . .
“Nugent ‘liked a comment left below his article claiming that one of the students, David Hogg, ‘is a paid crisis actor’ who ‘has been at multiple shootings as a ‘survivor’.” With all this gun news I feel like a crisis actor. Crisis? What crisis? This one . . .
Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes on Tuesday threatened to suspend any student who disrupts schools or walks out to protest current gun laws.
In a letter sent to families and published on schools’ social media sites, Rhodes said students would face a three-day, out-of-school suspension if they joined in growing protests nationwide over the shooting at a Florida high school last week . . .
Rhodes said the school district is sensitive to violence in schools, but said his schools’ are focused on education, not political protests.
“A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally,” Rhodes wrote.
“A disruption of the school will not be tolerated.”
Seventh-grader clinging to life from self-inflicted gunshot – Firearms-related suicide attempt in the boy’s room puts Washington State elementary school in lockdown . . .
When sixth-grader Leena Jones heard the announcement of a school lockdown, she and her classmates knew what to do.
That’s because Jackson Memorial Middle School students have drilled for instances when a gunman might be at the school. The students secured themselves in locked classrooms. Because she realized it wasn’t a drill, it was scary, Leena said.
A Jackson Middle School seventh-grade student was clinging to life Tuesday at Akron Children’s Hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The student, whose name hasn’t been released by police, was taken by helicopter to Akron after being treated at Mercy Medical Center.
Authorities said they did not know the condition of the student who shot himself in a boy’s restroom at the school about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, 10 minutes before school was scheduled to begin.
My Son Loves Guns – Liberals are strange, deeply conflicted people. At best . . .
What I’m worried about is that I know the day will soon come when I can’t shield [my seven-year-old son] from news stories. Soon my son will understand that despite everything I have told him, there are people who don’t want to separate the feeling of power they get from acting out in gun play and the feeling of power they get from murdering real human beings. And the worst fact of all: that killing machines like AR-15s are sold in regular stores, that anyone can buy them, and our government refuses to enact the laws that would protect our children from them. That random gun violence happens not infrequently, but all the time.
This will terrify him, but not only because of the fear of being shot or of someone he loves being shot. It will terrify him because it will make no sense to him. And when he asks me to explain it, I will not know what to say.
Indiana bills loosening gun restrictions advance, one week after Florida shooting – Some good news then . . .
Exactly one week after 17 people were killed in a Florida high school shooting, lawmakers advanced bills that opponents say would loosen firearm restrictions.
Bills that would change background check requirements, waive the lifetime handgun carry permit fee and clarify that people can bring firearms onto church grounds, even if a school is on the premise, passed out of Senate and House committees Wednesday.
“It’s a tough time to consider anything that at all appears like we are making it easier to purchase a gun in the state of Indiana,” Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson [above] said. “We shouldn’t be relaxing, we shouldn’t be revoking fees, which is what we’re doing here. We ought to be reassessing.”
Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting – As I’ve said many times, there are two Americas . . .
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that took 17 lives followed one in rural western Kentucky by three weeks. The Kentucky shooter killed two high school sophomores and injured 18 other people.
In the wake of the tragedy at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky’s Republican governor and legislature say they won’t consider gun any control proposals. Rather, a measure allowing teachers or staff to carry guns on campus has gained traction.
Republican state Sen. Steve West admits his bill isn’t going to stop all school shootings, but he hopes it’ll help.
“It increases that kid’s chances of surviving. And if there is someone there with a weapon, they will be able to take down the assailant, or at least calm the situation,” West said.