Mike Pence (Iike many other) said
I truly believe that firearms in the hands of law abiding citizen’s makes our families and our communities more safe, not less safe.
Pence is reflecting the view of all Onions. An Onion being the low hanging fruit, of all those living in a vegetative state, so stupid as to make any critical thinker need to cry, so many layer of delusion as to make Stupidparty Land seem quite normal. But now we should look at one really stupid idea—putting more guns ins schools.
Yet another example of a thought only sustainable in a different universe. Pence truly believes in more guns at schools, he truly believes in the NRA. In 2014, much to the horror of Indiana school organizations, Pence, the beneficiary of NRA largess and “A” ratings, signed a bill allowing weapons of mass shootings, to be stowed in vehicles on school property. In 2015, after the shooting in Chattanooga, Pence recruited the noble people at the NRA to train the Indiana National Guard on concealed carry. Some National Guard officials from other parts of the country wondered why civilians dreaming of being “Dirty Harry” would be involved in a military issue. Talking about making someone’s day—May 2015, Pence signed into law Senate Bill 98, which limited lawsuits against gun and ammunition manufacturers and sellers, and in 2016 as a speaker at the NRA convention he bragged that Indiana did not pass any laws to address gun violence after 20 children and 6 adults were killed at the Sandy Hook School; rather he provided millions of dollars to arm teachers. In fact after each shooting Pence arms more people.
Here’s the thing, America already has the most infantile gun culture in the world, all the numbers add up to less guns = less problems. Arming teachers is a new level of stupid, getting more guns in schools is just sick. Have you considered just some of the potential problems? Accidental shootings, a bad teacher with a gun, (because they are just so easy to spot—but any teacher that wants to have a gun in a classroom, is either a moron or a bad person; either way they should not be a teacher); that teacher has kids who now have access to more guns (bad person = bad parent); the teachers kids have friends too, all these kids have more interest in, tolerance and awareness of, and access to—more guns. What kid cannot run rings around their parents? A good teacher off their meds, or too many meds, an alcoholic, or a soon to be unmasked pedophile—suddenly becoming a bad teacher— or is it the security guard with similar issues, a careless teacher leaves the gun unattended, a weak teacher gets disarmed by a manic kid, a security guard entering a room—is the teacher the shooter? Is the security guard the shooter? The heavily armed police arrive at the scene. They see two people in the room with a gun, may be three or more – which one is the shooter? Which one is the bad guy? The Black kid; that must be it, bang! Just shoot at any one with a gun.
And since when does the shooter give a damn anyway? More guns in the school, this does not create a hurdle, rather an opportunity, a motivation—they mostly kill themselves regardless, and either that or they knew their capture was inevitable. The more guns the merrier, it will be just like that final scene out of Butch Cassidy—now how cool would that be? Stupidparty land—how it is meant to be.
In any normal country if you dislike your teacher you might be disgruntled in class or write something nasty about the teacher on social media, play a prank—but in America it so much easier, why be creative—just shoot the person, guns are easy come easy go, shootings are a dime a dozen—so why not; any other solution shows weakness or a lack of commitment. Hate your teacher? Well bait that person into pulling out their gun, even better if they shoot you—you just won that debate. Perhaps there is a nasty fight in class—simple fix, whip out that gun. But who’s the bad guy now.
Now what about the scenario that Onions dream about—it might actually happen, only because of the massive number of shootings; a real live bad guy shooter, (he’s wearing KKK fashion statements to make life black and white—a good guy teacher armed with a cross, a make America great again baseball cap and a gun—now what are the odds that he will not freeze, miss, sing out the national anthem first, hit a bystander, get shot by another teacher with a gun—or that disoriented security guard who just has no clue who to shoot. Perhaps the KKK guy is the good guy wearing a Halloween outfit, the teacher is a Trump voter—suddenly the tables are turned.
Kids dead, so many, because of so many idiot parents—virtually any civilian parent that actually believes that more guns at school, at home, at the mall, at a poker game. Yes, because of those idiots 5,800 children under the age of 18 get seriously injured by gunshots every year. How do I put this in perspective, how do I show I massively stupid such people compared to the rest of mankind? Try this one—America has 5% of the world’s population—so if Americans were to claim to be worthy of peer group status—then they should see 5 percent of the gun deaths. But you already know that that is not the case.
“Ninety percent of women, 91% of children aged 0 to 14 years, 92% of youth aged 15 to 24 years, and 82% of all people killed by firearms were from the United States.”
Bad right? But I am being nice, which seems rather pointless when dealing with the deadly stupid. So just imagine if I compared America with developed nations (a rapidly receding notion). You are 25 times more likely to be shot to death In America than any other developed nation. But I am still being far too nice—because not all of America is truly Stupidparty land. Take Mississippi the least smart state in the country (yet Alaska, Alabama and Louisiana did have more gun deaths per 100,000), has 4 times more gun deaths per 100,000 than say Massachusetts. Thus it would be more than reasonable to state that Stupidparty land is 5,000 percent more stupid (regarding gun culture at least) than Europe. How is that even possible? Well much of this book has been about trying to get the bottom of this dilemma.
So back to Pence deadly stupid gun notions—here is a better idea, teach kids that guns in most cases are a ridiculous idea, guns are for cowards—guns threaten everyone. And as illustrated in my first book, Math vs Myth, fire arm deaths are a Stupidparty land problem, the redder the state, the worse the numbers. Come on America, get a grip? First stop—go after then NRA, only then can one engage in intelligent conversation.
As for you Pence, what should you do? I know—do the impossible; ask Jesus.