Another School Shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland
Another deadly school shooting occurred at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland on 3/20/18. An armed student shot two students before the shooter was shot and killed by the school resource officer.
This is the SEVENTEENTH school shooting in the U.S. since January 1, 2018.
17 More Killed in School Shootings in the First 45 Days of 2018
The deadly school shooting in Parkland, FL, in which 17 people were brutally murdered by a 19-year-old with an AR-15 assault rifle was another in the ongoing count of school shootings in the U.S.! And what are our legislators doing about this problem short of offering their empty condolences? NOTHING! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Remember that the next time these legislators come up for re-election, folks. Our legislators are so beholden to the gun lobby that they’ve all become worthless, ineffective do-nothings! The NRA spent $55 million on the 2016 election — twice what it spent in the previous election. If the same number of passenger jets crashed in the first 45 days of 2018 as people killed by assault rifles, or if the same number of bridges collapsed in the same 45 days, the aircraft would be grounded and the roads would be closed, and we’d be in the middle of Congressional hearings by now. But not when it comes to civilian murders with assault rifles. Twenty-three people have already been killed and the same number injured by guns on school property in the first 45 days of 2018, and our legislators sit on their hands and turn a blind eye. There is no legitimate reason that any citizen in this country needs to own an offensive assault rifle designed for military use. These weapons were designed to fire a high-velocity, small caliber cartridge to allow infantrymen to carry more ammunition. Assault rifles are military weapons. Period. Read the history. Those who feel differently and still insist on owning assault rifles have the option of enlisting in the military where they can be deployed to use assault rifles to eliminate America’s enemies. The elimination of offensive assault rifles from the civilian population does not erode the Second Amendment of the Constitution.
It’s time to wake up, America, and exert our power in the voting booth by replacing these legislators with real representatives of the people who will support legislation to ban these assault weapons, sending a clear message to the gun lobby that we will no longer kowtow to their lobbyists with the “bait” of their fat cat purses, but rather to the side of sanity and sound reasoning. Just days after the Parkland shooting, Miami held a 600-booth gun show, where criminal background checks are not required, which included free admission for children under the age of 12. The gun lobby intends to hook ‘em young, the same as the tobacco industry. Florida legislators allowed this! What were they thinking? It’s time to vote these legislators out, Florida voters; and your first chance will be to vote out Senator Bill Nelson in 2018, and then Senator Marco Rubio, who has been bought and paid for by the NRA, in 2022. After the Parkland shooting, Rubio voiced resistance to discussing gun control, arguing in the Senate that a person determined to carry out an attack would find the weaponry to do it regardless of government regulations. Rubio needs to resign and be replaced by an anti-assault weapons legislator now before your son or daughter is killed in the next school shooting.
It’s time that politicians start losing elections for their lack of supporting gun control!On 2/16/18, Florida governor Rick Scott (R) called on the FBI director to resign for the agency’s failure to take action over warnings that the Parkland school shooter was a powder keg waiting to go off. Governor Rick Scott should resign for allowing his state of Florida to have the loosest gun laws in the nation and doing nothing about it. His current term ends in 2019, but he’s eyeing a run for the Senate in 2018. Is this the kind of person we want representing us? Absolutely not! Apparently Al Hoffman, Jr., a Florida-based real estate developer and a prominent Republican political donor who has donated millions to Republican candidates over the years, feels similarly. He is marshaling support among other Republican political donors for a renewed assault weapons ban, saying that he would not contribute to any candidates or electioneering groups that did not support a ban on the sale of military-style firearms to civilians. A huge congratulations to Mr. Hoffman! He deserves a ticker tape parade!
On 2/21/18, representative Claudia Tenny, an upstate New York Republican who is up for re-election, told a radio host in Albany, NY that Democrats are more prone to be mass shooters! Oh, really, Claudia? Her exact comment was, “It’s interesting that so many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats.” The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued a statement saying, “Tenny’s comments are unhinged, shameful and disgusting, and show why voters will replace her next November.” Then on 2/23/18, after two days to think about what a stupid statement she made, Tenny said the same thing in an interview on WKTV. Even her fellow Republican and predecessor, representative Richard Hanna, said that Tenny’s comments amounted to “hate speech.”
What about Trump? On 2/15/18, the day after the Parkland shooting, Trump refused to even mention the word “gun” in a seven minute speech on the shooting! After nearly a week of silence from Trump after the shootings, he made an attempt to take action on gun violence by authorizing a ban on “bump stocks” and signaling support for stronger background checks — both already backed by the NRA, so he effectively tap danced around the gun control issue without either taking any action on assault rifles or antagonizing his pro-gun base of supporters. Now Trump supports arming teachers and giving them a bonus to do so! So, is Mr. Smith, the history teacher, going to have his sidearm locked and loaded in order to encounter and gun down last year’s disgruntled history class student who returns with an AR-15 assault rifle to massacre anyone in his path? What a worthless and useless so-called president.
Teacher shoots gun in high school classroom
On 2/28/18, an armed social studies teacher at Dalton High School in Dalton, Georgia barricaded himself alone inside his classroom and fired a gunshot when the principal tried to force open the door! Dalton High School principal Steve Bartoo said that Davidson was considered an excellent teacher who was well thought of and “fit to work” at the school. Read the story here. So much for Trump’s idiotic solution to arm teachers.
Another teacher fires a gun in a classroom full of students
On 3/13/18, Dennis Alexander, a high school teacher in Seaside, CA fired a gun in his classroom at Seaside High School while teaching a class on public safety! His gun discharged into the ceiling, but fragments from the bullet struck a student in the neck. Supporters of arming teachers need to have their heads examined; too bad stupidity isn’t illegal in the United States.