For more than 237 years, America has been the most free, peaceful, prosperous, generous and yes, well-armed society on earth. Through most of this period, parents taught their children to pray, to honor thy mother and father, to tell the truth, to work, sacrifice, earn and own, to respect others and yes, to properly handle weapons.
For 223 of those years, kids often carried arms with them to school in order to go hunting with their friends after school and not once did any child take up arms and go on a killing spree against innocent random targets in a school, a mall, a theater or a Chucky Cheese or McDonalds. For most of this period, nearly every boy carried a pocket knife, just like Dad and Grandpa did…
But since 1999, something very evil has been happening with increasing regularity and it’s time for us to take a good hard look at the patterns of these mass killings and the motives and trends behind them.
Between 1963 under Lyndon Johnson and 1998 under Bill Clinton, America experienced ten (10) “mass shootings,” none of them involving children randomly killing children. This calculates to one such incident every 2.8 years in America during this 35 year period, all of them involving adults with a specific axe to grind, a specific target and reason for their actions. Over the last five years, we have seen these events skyrocket to 2.4 mass shootings each year.
But on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado, a suburb of Denver, something changed when 18-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold killed 12 fellow students and one teacher before committing suicide in the school library.
This date marks the first time in American history when two teenage children plotted and carried out a mass killing of innocent random targets in a public school. What had changed?
But this was just the beginning… January 2009 to present…and counting
Ten years after Columbine, the situation would become much worse…
The number of mass killings has skyrocketed with twelve (12) mass-shootings between January 2009 and today. Despite increasing gun-control laws popping up across the country, most notably in Colorado, mass shootings are clearly on the rise since 2009 and it begs the question, why?
Compare those numbers again… ten (10) incidents over a 35 year span with no children behind the weapon, compared to twelve (12) in just the last 5 years under the watchful eye of the Obama Administration.
Something very significant is happening since March of 2009…
But there is indeed a set of common traits among the shooters involved in these acts…
The Obama Administration has refused to publish any of this information. Most of this information has been covered up by the main stream media in the push for broad gun-control.
The day before the most recent school shooting in Centennial Colorado, four people were stabbed at a post-game party after the Denver Bronco’s loss at home. A few days before that, another party shooting happened following an upset loss by the nation’s top ranked Crimson Tide.
In Chicago and other major cities, kids are playing a “knock out game” in which they pick a random person walking down the street to sucker-punch and knock out cold.
What is really going on?
It all adds up to a total lack of respect for human life, decency, moral foundations and individual liberty. It shines a spotlight on the breakdown of the nuclear family, the moral degradation of American society, the over-use of psychotropic drugs, and the failed notion that “society” can raise children better than decent honest parents can.
Statistically speaking, life in Chicago is more dangerous than military deployment in Afghanistan and with increasing regularity, the violence involves children. It must be pointed out that Chicago leads the nation in both anti-Second Amendment statutes and gun violence.
The question isn’t how children are killing random innocent victims, but why?
And why have these events skyrocketed under the Obama Administration?
Most of these events end with the shooter turning the gun on themselves. They have lost all “hope” and do not appear to like the “changes” happening in America.
American’s must ask the right questions in order to get to the right answers.
Begin with… Why have there been more of these killing in the last five years than the preceding thirty-five years…? And why are children now behind the gun?
The guns used in these crimes are no more responsible for the crime than the shoes worn to walk to the shooting site. Guns have been part of American culture for more than 237 years, but what is happening today is quite new.
Supporters of Democratic Socialism will deny that they have any responsibility for these events, but there is no running from the fact that these events started on their watch and have skyrocketed under their leadership.
What impact is “hope and change” really having on our children? Why are children killing?
demonRATS have taken control of the education system.
gun free zones are the trouble people would be very polite if every one was armed.
This would be good time to remind folks to re-read and memorize the "45 Communist Goals for America". The answers are right there in black and white. Ok, the first 14 Goals are a bit dated and were meant for the height of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, but the rest of the Goals were expected to take longer and have either already happened, or is about to happen with the help from the worst president in our Nations history.
We have been at War for many years. And yes, we are at War right now. We are at War with an ideology based on the teachings of some of the most radical, and most dangerous people in History.
As an aside, those that want us to fail have found a willing partner against the USA, in the Islamic religion.
Isn't it amazing (in a bad way) that Conservatives are the ones that get blamed for America's problems. I mean it. Think about how crazy someone has to be to blame killing sprees on Conservative ideals. Yeah, it IS CRAZY, but still, we are the ones that left and the media goes after. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW IS TO MANY MENTALLY UNSTABLE PEOPLE BEING ALLOWED TO ROAM THE STREETS. Those "mentally unstable people" are Liberals!
Pharmacutical companies need to be held accountable if the shooters were on Psychotropic medications...Psychotropics are no joke and in most cases, the company cannot tell you the long term affects of these medications because they are experimental....Stop the pharmacutical companys from frying our kids brains.........................
Whoever wrote this article has done a lot of homework. In my 70+ years, I have watched children go from bad to worse. We have only the "greatest generation" to blame this on. When these great Americans came back from the WWII they were still believing that Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was the "good guy", but if you study his history you can read of how many Americans lost their lives in the Pacific while he was kissing communist ass in Europe. These WWII soldiers came home and made a promise to themselves and their families their children would never suffer a Depression and war like they did. They gave their children too much without the total responsibility to go with it. Those are the "baby-boomers", then these people were too busy to spend quality time at home, so, here you go son, here is $50, go to the movies, or buy a toy, etc. Again, no personal responsibility enforced. Don't make your bed, don't wash and iron your own clothes, don't cook your own meals, and don't clean up after yourselves. And while this was happening, the communists were in the process of invading our country making the educational system their main target for the re-education of these children to become the left wing-nut liberal retards we have now. Then the democraps, from the Civil War forward has been the main racists, killing about 2,000 Negros and about 1,000 "whites". They took on the title of Ku Klux Klan and wore white sheets as a uniform. Along comes Lyndon B. Johnson and he tells his people that they need to do something about , "those uppity Nigras" They decided to entice them with petty things, and today we are back to more racism. This is enhanced by NAACP, Sharpton, Farrakhan, Jackson, and many others. They try to make Martin Luther King, Jr into a Democrap, but he was a true Republican. If you listen to his entire speech, "I have a Dream", you can hear all of the implications he makes, but does not state out loud, about who is treating the Negros like second-class citizens. Check out who the two governors were that tried to stop integration in their schools and in their States, Wallace and Faubus, both were democraps!.
Semper Fi! GySgt Thomas Lakin, USMC Retired