This is so sad. I can't believe that this keeps happening. No amounts of thoughts and prayers work. I can't imagine being a kid in this day and age, having to worry about stuff like this. In my day Columbine was so rare and insane that we thought that was a fucking fluke.
You know I was biting my tongue for a while about this school shooting... I think because I'm just angry. Angry that people did the right thing in this situation in regards to reporting this kid and yet they were ignored and nothing was actually done.
I don't understand how a kid diagnosed with depression in and out of clinics who had the cops called on him several times could still buy a gun. That's a problem clearly.
But as the law states, "can't prosecute people for thinking something."
It's a mental health issue. This is a clear example of that.
A "7 Simple Steps to Eliminite School Shootings Overnight" news article just notified on my phone..... seriously? You think if it was simple, we wouldn't have already done that by now?
Wait I gotta write this out because it's so fucking stupid:
1. Metal Detectors in Every School
2. Enforce Everything (referring to laws)
3. Preform Active Shooter Drills
4. Reinforce Doors, Windows, Buses, Locks
5. Recruit Retired Military & Law Enforcement
6. Arm All Appropriate Personnel
7. Publicize Consequence
See guys, problem solved! No more thinking needed!
...I hate people sometimes.
So the conflicting sides will butt heads and then the words fizzle out. If nothing was done after Sandy Hook, then I don't know if anything will.
Perhaps, though, the younger generation has more optimism than some of my generation that things will change. Or more vigor I should say. More willing to shout. We used to do that, but we're so tired of shouting, because it didn't go anywhere for us. And our generation shouted so much, we forgot how to listen. So... it's... a Catch 22 maybe.
I don't know where this entry is going. Frankly I've already written about what I think about these shootings plenty of times. Doesn't do anything.