Sentiments from a Zombie

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My friend Paul Krendler over at Thinking Man’s Zombie has some sobering reflections in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida massacre.

I’m of the belief that taking away the guns does not fix the problem of broken kids.  Krendler goes deeper in examining the historical shifts in our culture that have allowed politics to push us away from addressing the real problems facing the next generation.

Well worth the read.

Liberals aren’t interested in solving problems.

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Despite the screaming voices from the left proclaiming that Republicans, the NRA, and Trump supporters are complicit in the murders of the Florida school children on Wednesday, they really aren’t interested in solutions.   They just want gun control, even though not a single liberal can tell you what law or regulation would have prevented the horrible massacre.

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Gun Control, Gabby Giffords, and Facts: How to offend liberals.

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Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelley testifying before Congress

From the Slate:

But the big problem with the mocking argument put forth by Breitbart and the NRA (which did not return a call seeking comment) is that it misses the entire point of Giffords’ advocacy. She is not devoting herself to the cause of expanding background checks because that measure would have stopped Loughner, but because that measure is the one that police and criminal justice experts believe would have the biggest impact on reducing gun violence overall. The same was true of the families of the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre: Universal background checks would not have stopped Adam Lanza, who got his guns from his mother, but the families wanted to push for whatever reform would limit shooting deaths, period. Making it harder for people with criminal records, histories of domestic violence, and adjudications for mental illness to obtain guns is one of the best measures at our disposal to do so.

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