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Kids & Guns

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Sun, 25 Apr 1999 11:34:35 EDT

A lot of you have been asking WHY this happened in Littleton, Colorado----a
nice, safe, suburban, white middle and upper class place to live. What is
going wrong? A lot of reasons are given, i.e.; video games, violent movies
and TV, gun culture, absent parenting, to name a few. Yes-these reasons
contribute, but it not a good idea to generalize about the actions of these
gunman. These boys had a very serious psychiatric disorder and were bent on
suicide. They were very sick boys. (Understatement of the year) The other
piece of the puzzle: Why take 13 people out with you? And all of you
Charleton Heston wannabees & 2nd Amendment people out there, I ask you:
Would these boys be able to kill if they were armed with sticks? Did you
know the NRA starts them early? Why, you can buy bibs with NRA all over it.
They have brochures with children pointing guns. I guess they are thinking
of the future gun buyers.
I work in an urban school. Why didn't this happen in Chicago ( where I work)
or New York, L.A., etc.? My theory is that, believe it or not, the gangs
hold the school very sacred. They have their baby sisters and brothers
attending there. I see them in their gang colors and jacket emblems holding
the hands of their siblings and walking
them to their classes in our school. They don't bother the schools as far as
I have
experienced. I think underneath it all, they want their little sister and
brother to get their education, and not make the same mistake they did. They
want a better life for them. In many of the families at our school they are
the "daddys" --most of my families do not have a dad as the head of the
household. Just my opinion.
Thanks for reading--
Bluestruth (Jill)

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