Sante Fe Texas joins the list of tragedies in local high schools. The scenario is all too familiar. A disgruntled teen is depressed and wants to go out in a flash of attention. This time he got his weapons from his father’s stash but he could have just as easily bought them himself. This national tragedy that very rarely happens in other countries continues…
It seems that a very real reality for teenagers now is to consider the possibility that they will be shot dead before they graduate. I can’t imagine having that feeling when I was their age! But finally, they are ready to do something to stop the carnage. They want regulations on guns to quit making them so easy to be obtained by disgruntled and depresses teenagers. They want laws making those who supply guns to these assassins to be charged as an accessory to those murders, whether they be parents or just people selling guns to anyone with the dollars in hand.
The teens have marched by the millions to tell the legislatures to make this happen but the lawmakers seem to fear the NRA and the Radical Right more than them so they have now found another strategy. They are registering to vote in numbers unheard of before. If the legislatures won’t listen then they will vote them out of office.
I applaud these activists for their initiative and wish them much success. Schools shouldn’t be war zones. The extremely easy access to weapons of mass destruction needs to be severely throttled as it is already in most places in the world.