Boys, Not Guns, Are a Problem
Politics Avoids Solutions
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A school shooting takes place. People die. Suddenly, like a plague of locusts, people blame the guns, not the schools, police or the culture. Gun violence is merely a symptom of a much larger problem. Boys are expected to graduate from high school before the end of their teenage years. Unfortunately, this expectation is just another problem for emotionally disturbed boys. From the ages 7 to 21, males go through a series of expectations of growing up, but it often comes at too quick of a pace. These boys need a break from the educational system and without a break, they breakdown.
In Omaha, an 11 year old boy is arrested with a fake gun yet it won't receive much news (https://omaha.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/11-year-old-arrested-after-allegedly-displaying-fake-gun-making-threat-outside-omaha-school/article_0fbd5878-dd64-11ec-9c98-b372911ba1ac.html). Violent and disruptive students have been a problem for a long time but efforts to do something about it, keep coming up short. Former State Senator Mike Groene tried to do something about it, but the Unicameral was not up to taking action. https://omaha.com/news/education/bill-that-would-allow-teachers-to-use-force-to-control-violent-students-draws-concerns/article_c4441b0a-15aa-51e9-914e-1a82ae7d6ee7.html
The bad behavior is part of the reason the Omaha Public School district has teachers quitting in large numbers (https://omaha.com/news/education/bill-that-would-allow-teachers-to-use-force-to-control-violent-students-draws-concerns/article_c4441b0a-15aa-51e9-914e-1a82ae7d6ee7.html). Student misbehavior is also on the rise (https://omaha.com/news/local/education/blunts-in-the-bathrooms-skipping-all-the-time-ops-students-staff-confirm-rising-misbehavior/article_3b927cb8-9a74-11ec-83f2-e766670d3af6.html).
I keep reminding people: kids need to read biographies and not just any biography, but of people who had great struggles. Many ponder how I take great interest in the Confederacy. When the war was over, Robert E. Lee had to accept defeat. How did he deal with it? Star Wars is based on the Civil War and right now, Star Wars; Obi-wan Kenobi is streaming on Disney+. Kenobi faces the same thing Lee did. What do you do in defeat? With such biographies, young people come to the realization, everyone has problems to overcome. However, there are boys who will need to be removed from the education system and allowed to do something such as detassling corn and feeding cattle, just so they find their place in the world.
But people will gravitate to the guns to blame, but the facts are, guns save lives, even in Nebraska (https://www.ktiv.com/2021/11/10/watch-live-nsp-provides-update-shooting-superior-ne/) (https://kfab.iheart.com/featured/kfab-local-news/content/2021-10-21-workplace-shooting-in-superior-leaves-1-dead-2-hurt/) (https://cdn.locals.com/documents/47656/47656_xqxl1xn1oexsmdv.pdf).
There is good reason to allow teachers to be armed. Security guards are not enough. You can learn more from Gunowners of America and Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership at the following links which go directly to their statements on the latest tragedy (https://www.gunowners.org/goa-responds-to-uvalde-texas-shooting/ and http://jpfo.org/alerts2022/alert20220526.htm)
And here is a history on school shootings. Guns were not a problem in schools until we changed the schools. Gun education was common but not much anymore. (https://notthebee.com/article/check-out-this-thread-on-school-shootings-over-the-past-200-years-and-wonder-where-things-went-wrong)
Yes, boys should be trained in guns for hunting, defense (https://www.usarmyjrotc.com/index.php) as well as being part of an Olympic team (https://usashooting.org/). Guns are not the problem.