Another school shooting, another turning on a hinge?
I updated this post to add the Chicago Tribune article today about US law to buy a handgun takes 3 days but a rifles require no wait, including assault weapons HERE
Today’s news reports are sounding out reports of another sad school shooting using an AR-15 rifle readily available to be sold off the shelf to millions of Americans.
In a previous post after the mass shootings in Las Vegas, I explained my personal experience and amazement of how easy it is to purchase, in some States, an assault rifle off the shelf in a sports equipment store, but not a pistol. Florida is one of those States.
Because nothing has changed to make purchases of assault weapons within minutes from a store shelf since the Las Vegas massacre, it reminded me of a proverb about sluggard’s behaviors. They just bury themselves under a warm blanket rather than do something to end the repeating motions of a door swinging on its hinge over and over again, back and forth, back and forth, over and over, again and again.
Meanwhile, one simple solution would be to at least make a buyer of an AR-15 assault rifle require a background check and waiting period same as if they buy a pistol.
Instead, politicians will do the same as a sluggard does when faced with a simple problem that requires them to just get up out of bed and close the window that keeps blowing a door on its hinge back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.
Three thousand years ago, King Solomon observed and compared in a proverb sluggards and a door hinge.
As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed. (Proverb 26:14)
Who Are the Sluggards?
We all listen to the news and then when it becomes repetitive or discomforting, most of us just turn over. Most of us ignore getting up to shut the window, and remain snug and comfortable under a warm blanket while the wind keeps causing the door to swing back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.
Peruse a listing of School shootings in the United States. HERE
AR-15 Shootings HERE
In My Opinion
Chicago Tribune Perspective on Friday February 16, 2018 title was, In Chicago and Across America, lets talk about guns. To begin the conversation, perhaps we could begin with correlations.
There is a correlation between the increase of number of shootings and the decrease of religious teaching of Christian morals, not to kill, in USA schools that has resulted in the past 50 years.
There is a correlation between the number of shootings that occur in public schools versus private schools.
There is also a correlation between the number of automatic weapons used and the higher number of victims in the past 50 years.
There is a correlation between the higher number of shootings in the USA of shooters being adolescents, the time in life when the brains are still not fully developed.
I am not certain if there will be a correlation in the future between recreational drugs in the future.
I am not certain if there is a correlation between the number of shooters be members of single parent families.
What could or should be done, one step at a time, to reduce the higher number of victims of shootings in the USA?
Who are the Sluggards In the USA?
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