Sunday, December 16, 2012
What Was Different in the Forties?
In the forties [when I went to school –RT] there just WERE no school shootings like the Sandy Hook school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 small children and six adults. There were NO such shootings then, and it was not unusual for children to actually bring guns to school with them. Those kids often used those guns to provide food for the table. Then they made a law against it and opened the floodgates. Writer Dave Kopel wrote about that very thing. “Kopel says that for most of America’s history ‘it was not uncommon for students to bring guns to school.’ He cites a column in which John Lane reminisces about his youth in the 1940s and 1950s, and says that he ‘attempted to find a school shooting from that era,’ but ‘came up empty.’ On the following page Kopel goes further, passing on the claim that ‘before the 1990 [Gun-Free School Zone Act], there had been only seven shootings at an American school in the previous 214 years,’ and that ‘in the 17 years following the GFSZA, there were 78 such incidents.’ ’’ Something’s wrong here. without such laws, there were NO such shootings, and after that law was passed there were 78, compared with only SEVEN in the previous 214 years! The difference is such shooters now KNOW there will be NO GUNS in schools so they are PRIME TARGETS. That’s the difference. (Student Activism)