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Florida Scuttles Legislation That Could Actually Stop School Shootings

Rod Thomson

Emotions and empty platitudes have long been the field on which the anti-Second Amendment gun control crowd plays. And with wicked murders last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., emotions are sky high — and that is usually bad for sound policy.

The emotions have brought out the predictable platitudes from the left-wing, including the insufferable John Kasich, about “common sense” gun legislation and “time to put aside our differences” and “standing up to the NRA.” Every one of those simply means: Do we what we say.

But now, the anti-gun agitators have taken the profound grief of young people and are using it as another tool for their agenda. The Parkland teens did not organize their protests on their own around the state and nation and their rally in Tallahassee as legislators were meeting. In fact, we now know that the same organizations behind the Women’s March are the ones organizing and funding these marches.

There is nothing grass roots there, just exploitative deep pockets from the left. Sheriff David Clarke sees on Twitter the destabilizing hand of George Soros in them, which would fit with the Women’s March.

And the media is broadcasting the times and dates of the marches like they are public service announcements, without an ounce of scrutiny.

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All of this political fallout from the evil murders at the high school came during the Florida Legislature’s annual nine-week session.

And so, bowing to the emotions, platitudes and timing, some of the most fearless defenders of gun rights and reasoned thinking on the issue have pulled the only legislation that might actually have an impact on saving lives.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican, has withdrawn legislation his committee was set to vote on that would have lifted the gun-free zones on schools and allowed school districts, with local discretion, to designate a concealed weapons permit holder to carry a gun on campus. Steube has worked tirelessly to allow similar gun laws on Florida colleges and in schools in previous years to help young people defend themselves from wicked rampagers. Generally, those did not make it out of committee.

This year was different with Steube chairing the committee and having apparent support for this legislation.

But the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Dennis Baxley, an Ocala Republican, said the timing was now wrong for holding a debate over what critics label an expansion of gun rights in Florida.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported:

“I don’t think we’re ready for that discussion right now,” Baxley said. “I’m trying to solve a problem. Having a school as a gun-free zone, while well intentioned, makes it a sterile target. That would change if there was armed resistance.”

Baxley has another bill set to go Wednesday before the full Senate that would allow people to carry their concealed weapons to church, even if there was a school on the grounds. He said Monday that was still scheduled for debate.

“But whether it is brought up, is going to be up to leadership,” Baxley said.

And thus died the most reasonable, Constitutional steps that government could take to limit these shootings, once again demonstrating the axiom that liberals end up damaging the most, the very people they claim to want to help.

Rod Thomson is an author, TV talking head and former journalist, and is Founder of The Revolutionary Act. Rod is co-host of Right Talk America With Julio and Rod on the Salem Radio Network.

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7 replies on “Florida Scuttles Legislation That Could Actually Stop School Shootings”

Gun Violence – There are 5 main reasons:
1. Publicity – this is on the media. (re: Vienna subway suicides)
2. Mental Health (re: Deinstitutionalization)
3. Denigration of white males.
4. Fatherlessness.
5. A lot of the killers were on prescription drugs.
Most of these reasons can be laid at the feet of the demoncrats.
More points: Tim McVeigh killed over 100 without a gun. The act is in the mind of the perpetrator and where there is a will, there is a way.
Democrats complain about 17 but ignore 3000 per day.

This bill was likely the reason this kid did this. Almost every time there is a bill reinforcing the 2nd Amendment a heinous gun crime occurs. Look up targeted individuals, electronic harassment, the Navy Yard and Orlando Airport shooters.

Really??? A bill made them do it? So, the fact that all the victims were in gun free zones had nothing to do with why the perp chose those locations to commit their crime. You stop this by making gun free zones, hard targets. You stop this by placing people with criminal records and mental issues on the background check list. You stop this be requiring every firearm transfer to be done through an FFL. You stop this in schools by arming those teachers, coaches, admins that are ex-military and/or adept and using a weapon.

You can’t stop this by restricting law-abiding citizens from defending themselves and other.

@SenGillibrand
“Israeli National News”
“1974 Terrorists attacked a school. Israel did not declare every school a gun-free zone. Mandating armed security in schools, weapons training for teachers. Only 2 school shootings since, both have ended with teachers killing the terrorists.”

Rod,

More people are killed by automobiles each year than guns. Why don’t we hear people clamoring for the government to take all our cars leaving us with public transportation? Wouldn’t we all be safer riding the bus?

How many people are harmed each year by drunks? Raped? Assaulted? Child abuse? All committed by people in an alcohol fueled rage. I don’t hear anyone crying to bring back prohibition. I wonder how many broken homes and broken lives would be recovered if we took away easy drunkenness?

I can hear the left now: it’s not the same! it’s not the same!

The only time someone wants to disarm you is when they intend to harm you. History can most certainly back that statement up. By some estimates more than 200 million were killed by their governments in the 20th century. Not in wars, not because of a rebellion or uprising, but because their “benevolent government” (can you say oxymoron) took their guns from them. Then proceeded to institute absolute despotism and those who refused comply were murdered expediently with a bullet. Search the internet, there are plenty of pictures (for you on the left indoctrinated in public education who can’t read) showing Chinese communist, Russian communist, German communist (that includes Nazi’s they were national socialist, there was nothing right wing about them), an endless list all with communist or socialist somewhere in their title shooting men, women, and children and burying them in mass graves. In America the communist have rebranded themselves with the name “progressive” which I have often wondered if it isn’t a name heavily laced with sarcasm. Because it is anything but progressive, it is the same old tyranny that Adam fell for in the garden.

Gun control is only a surface issue for the progressives. Guns are a stumbling block that is preventing a much more sinister agenda from taking place. And for those who would deny that, you don’t know history.

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