Just so that you know my Father was a passionate person about Indialantic Opossum Removal hunting! Downstairs in our finished basement we had a wood glass case he built for his gun collection. It was located adjacent to a full bar where my parents amused. He was proud and educated about his guns showing explaining about them. The gun case had no guards, myself nor any of my friends wouldn’t have ever considered taking out a gun without consent. Security was priority on how I was taught to handle and carry them. Dad was proud of his two pointing dogs, as well as being part of his prestigious hunting club. When I was a baby he started calling me skeet, this is a type of shooting game with clay birds. My mother wasn’t thrilled when he bought me my first gun at 10 years old. As matter of fact he’d written on the deal, can you guess, “The Skeet”! We lived in a suburban area, my father would make a goal at the back of our garage, we would stand at the end of the driveway outside teaching me precision. The neighbors were never alarmed or called the police, they knew it was only Jerry doing his thing. In those days people could go buy a gun and ammo at any local hardware or sports store, no permit, criminal check or anything. I would also wager after reading my background with firearms above, no one would have guessed I am Canadian! I thought it was important to share this info prior to my opinion why there are so many school shootings.
I just published anther post here called ‘Are We Setting-up Our Children to Fail”. The individuals who know their kids best are their own parents. It really saddens me to believe that a teenager might be so unhappy they have the courage to kill themselves. In addition to feel the need to takeout innocent fellow students with them. It seems most of the teen student shooters didn’t do this spontaneously, but after a reasonable amount of consideration. How did their parents never detect their child having problems before these unfortunate school shooting situations? Even more delving when he was younger what happened at school today, do you have homework, what did you do at lunch? I know somethings wrong, tell me what happened at school or with friends and family? He might have said nothing in the beginning, but with kindness I kept probing until it came out. Our way of helping him not to have enraged anger with us as an outlet, if he was depressed we’d have taken the proper measures. No sane parent would want their child to believe the only solution was death. Even more outrageous is a teenager taking some other innocent students with them, cause different families such improper pain and misery.
My last article named at the start that is a basic notion of old world child rearing. If we teach our children to have manors, be respectful, and a healthy fear of authority. Those for me would be the significant reasons why I never removed guns from my fathers unlocked gun case. I knew that if I did something wrong there would implications for my actions. My parents also monitored what I watched on tv. Perhaps parents now might want to watch what is going on their kid’s cellphones, computers, social media, rather than allow use of video games which are based on violence and killing. I don’t think the problem is needing more gun control legislation, but parenting supplying their kids with more home training for life in the real world. These are my suggestions on how decrease these epidemic school shootings