So why would somebody bring a gun to a school?

Another shooting at a school and you can bet the progressives are going to be screaming for a roundup of guns. But why would somebody bring a gun to a school and shoot up the place? There are a couple of things that stand out in the shootings we’ve seen over the past decade or so.

The most obvious is that most of the shooters are class “A” nut cases that everybody around them knew were well beyond the edge. Those shootings, like Newtown, are not a gun problem, they are a mental health problem and a denial problem with the people around them.

Specifically, the guy (I won’t print names of shooters) who shot Rep. Giffords was identified as a danger at his community college but he dropped out and the college officials couldn’t’ be bothered to follow up. The Aurora, Colorado theater shooter had been seeing a psychologist at his school, she identified him as a danger and didn’t report him. Finally the Newtown shooter was considered, by his family, to be dangerous and they were considering having him committed. They didn’t follow up.

You get the idea.

The next problem is school kids who are exacting revenge on their teachers/classmates and this appears to be the motive of the latest shooter. He got dropped from the debate team so he went to school with a shotgun, Molotov cocktails and a machete to get even.

There’s bigger problem that we haven’t seen much about, but it has the potential to make school shooters look like good guys. Today’s kids seem to have a sense of entitlement, they’re not responsible for anything. They’ve got a first rate role model sitting in the White House.

Kids coming to school pushing back against authority and discipline. Administrators introducing kids who’ve been in jail back into the classroom. Actions no longer have consequences.

We’re opposed to “zero tolerance” policies, they are really no more than “zero intelligence” policies, they give school administrators the ability to say they are doing something when they’re not.

It’s long past time to boot the “educators” out of school and work to actively involve parents in the process. We hear all the time from teachers and administrators how parental involvement is sooooooo important, but when was the last time you saw a public school do anything to encourage parents to be involved and to really give them a voice. The only reason “educators” want parents around is to impress them with just how smart they are.

Our kids went to private schools until high school. Every private school was structured around making sure every family was involved in the school and in the education of their kids. That came to a screeching halt with public high school. Parents were pariahs. And frankly, the schools – VERY well funded schools in a VERY high end area – sucked. Lots of activities, not so much actual learning. Fortunately, our boys made it out of school and have done well as adults, no thanks to their high school, they had a good foundation before they got there.

It’s time to reorganize education, and we can start by shutting down the US Department of Education and eliminating all federal funds going to states/cities for “education”. Step two is to offer vouchers to all parents and let them choose where to send their kids to school. That breaks the government education monopoly that has managed to make a high school diploma worthless over the past 30 years.

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Posted by on December 15, 2013.
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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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  • jim_m

    Seems to me that since nearly all of these school shooters are leftists that we should consider leftism a danger to society and that people with such ideas should be removed from society in order to protect the rest of us.

    • Hawk_TX

      Since leftist try to impose their ideology on everybody using the threat of government force all leftist are inherently violent.

  • GarandFan

    The PROBLEM is the parents who really don’t want to be ‘involved’. They have more important things to do.

  • stan25

    Another thing that is a problem is the teachers, doctors and school administrators giving psychotropic drugs to children that are a bit unruly in the classroom. The teachers are too lazy or don’t give a crap about discipling the kids. They would rather feed them Ritalin or Prozac to keep them in a fog. After they leave school, they aren’t being fed these drugs, so they experience withdrawal symptoms and act out accordingly.

  • Retired military

    Well if you are looking to kill folks a school is the natural target since it is a gun free zone.

    • jim_m

      Seems anymore that a “gun free zone” is little more than an invitation to commit mass murder.

  • Proof

    Molotov cocktails? We need a five day waiting period to buy gasoline and Mason jars! And God help Granny if she buys a new pressure cooker to go with those Mason jars!

  • Commander_Chico

    You were doing OK up to this point, but this and everything after this makes no sense:

    There’s a bigger problem that we haven’t seen much about, but it has the potential to make school shooters look like good guys.

    Because they’re rebelling against the evil Obama educational regime or something?

    • Brett Buck

      No, because school shooters are nearly always leftists and liberals, their exploits will likely be whitewashed and studied/excused as examples of “failed society” instead of the murdering psychos they are.

    • Retired military

      Maybe they are trying to have a debate Chico. You know like you profess to do but don’t follow through on.

      “As I said before, try answering what people say, and not try to put words in others’ mouths, debate goes better” – Chico, Famed Wizbangblog poster

      How about practising what you preach Chico.

      1 Oprah,the Lamestream media, Reid, Pelosi, and other major dems have called people racist simply because they oppose Obama’s
      policies. Yet when they oppose those same policies when espoused by Bill, Hillary. Reid, Pelos, Gore, Kerry, etc etc they weren’t considered racist then by Oprah, etc etc (I don’t know isn’t good enough)

      2. People were called racist anarchist terrorists when they tried to delay Obamacare yet Al Franken who did the same thing wasn’t called Racist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the call just playing the race card because that is all they have?

      3. People were called racist anarchist terrorist when they called for the delay of all or part of Obamacare and Obama who is unconstitutionally doing the same thing is not called a racist anarchist terrorist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the calling are just playing the race card because that is all they have?

  • Lawrence Westlake

    Politics should not be a coffee klatch or a sewing circle. It has real world ripple effects. There are clear differences between being buzzed and falling down drunk, or being permiscuous vs. an actual whore, and so too there are clear differences between the two political parties in this country. The ghastly irony however is that whereas those two interrelated concepts are numbingly obvious not only are they not all that obvious in various corners of the chattering classes there are those who reflexively would wish to argue against them, tooth and nail. Defund the DOEd? School vouchers? Sure. Talk to Harry Reid about those items and then ask Sharron Angle for her opinion. Connect the dots.