Just so you know my Father was a passionate person about Melbourne Beach Opossum Removal hunting! Downstairs in our finished basement we had a wood glass case he constructed for his gun collection. It was situated adjacent to a complete bar where my parents amused. He was proud and educated about his firearms showing explaining about them. The gun case had no locks, myself nor any of my friends would not have ever considered taking out a gun without consent. Safety was priority on how I was taught to manage and carry them. Dad was proud of his two pointing dogs, as well as being part of his prestigious hunting club. When I was a baby he began calling me skeet, this is a type of shooting sport with clay birds. My mother wasn’t thrilled when he bought me my first gun at 10 years old. As matter of fact he had written on the deal, can you guess, “The Skeet”! The neighbors were never alarmed or called the police, they knew it was only Jerry doing his thing. In those days people could go buy a gun and ammo at any local hardware or sports store, no permit, criminal check or anything. I would also wager after reading my background with guns above, nobody would have guessed I am Canadian! I believed it was important to share this info before my opinion why there are so many school shootings.
I just published anther article here called ‘Are We Setting-up Our Children to Fail”. The individuals who know their children best are their parents. It really saddens me to think that a teenager might be so miserable they have the courage to kill themselves. In addition to feel the need to takeout innocent fellow students with them. It seems most of these teen student shooters did not do so spontaneously, but after a reasonable amount of consideration. How did their parents never detect their child having issues before these unfortunate school shooting circumstances? Was there a lack of daily communication with their teenagers? Even more delving when he was younger what happened at school today, do you have homework, what did you do at dinner? I know somethings wrong, tell me what happened in school or with friends and family? He might have said nothing at the start, but with kindness I kept probing until it came out. Our way of helping him not to have enraged anger with us as an outlet, if he had been depressed we’d have taken the proper measures. No sane parent would want their child to believe the only solution was death. Even more outrageous is a teen taking some other innocent students with them, cause different families such unacceptable pain and distress.
My final article named at the beginning that is a basic notion of old world child rearing. If we teach our kids to have manors, be respectful, and a healthy fear of authority. Those for me are the major reasons why I never removed guns from my dads unlocked gun case. I knew that if I did something wrong there would consequences for my actions. My parents also monitored what I watched on tv. Perhaps parents now may want to see what is going on their child’s cellphones, computers, social media, rather than allow use of video games that are based on violence and killing. I don’t think the problem is needing more gun control laws, but parenting supplying their children with more home training for life in the real world. These are my suggestions on how decrease these outbreak school shootings