It’s a character issue

The parade of politicians using the tragic deaths of school children in Texas to grandstand about gun control is disgusting. Both Joe Biden and Barack Obama called for gun control. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) tweeted at Rep Darrell Issa (R-CA), “F— your prayers. They haven’t worked for the last 20 mass shootings how about passing laws that will stop these killings.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted, “There is no such thing as being ‘pro-life’ while supporting laws that let children be shot in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshippers in their houses of faith, survivors by abusers, or anyone in a crowded place.” Then there is a ridiculous comment from one of the most gun-controlled places in the nation.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot took center stage by issuing a statement saying, “As a nation, we simply cannot allow this to continue. Every single day, children and young people are losing their lives to people who do not value the sanctity of life and take advantage of the unabated presence of firearms in our communities. Now more than ever, we must push our legislators to pass sweeping and effective gun control measures. Our children’s lives depend on it.” Illinois, and Chicago in particular, is one of the most restrictive states in America when it comes to gun control. Lightfoot’s hypocrisy is underscored by 87 people shot and 18 dead in just the last three weekends, which is pretty much the norm every weekend.

These people refuse to recognize that no law is going to stop criminals from obtaining guns and using them. The laws already are on the books. Murder is murder. Assault is assault, and on down the legal line. In a nation where a third of the population, some 81 million Americans, admit to owning guns, only a small portion of those use them illegally. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that most of those politicians who are the loudest own guns or are protected by someone who has a gun. Fact is, millions of people own guns and have never used them for crime. Why? Because they were taught to have good character and value life. People who do mass shootings are mentally ill and/or have bad character. A gun has no emotion or political leaning one way or the other. It is the person using that gun who decides whether it is used for good or evil.

People and their choices are the problem. Every one of these politicians clamoring about more gun control, also are part and parcel to the use of the public school system to advance political agendas by brainwashing kids. They say that once your drop your child off at the public school, you no longer have a say over them for the rest of the day. Yet, they cannot protect kid’s minds or bodies. Their minds are filled with leftist social engineering and sexual grooming. And their bodies are also unprotected. The politicians blame everyone but themselves for the terrible results. As a parent and coach, my experience confirms Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” With few exceptions, it generally works. Are public schools training up children to make good choices?

Politicians and leftist public school administrators are not going to protect your children. They will blame guns or people who pray, but at the end of the day, their only solution is their agenda. Your children are your responsibility, not the public school’s or the church’s or anyone else’s. You need to raise them. Take that responsibility seriously, even if one parent has to sacrifice their precious career to do the right thing by their kids. No amount of gun control will stop mass killings. No amount of hypocrisy will change things. If you want to ensure the safety and well-being of your children, take them out of the public cesschools, homeschool them, and train them up to have good character and make good choices. They are your children, not the public’s. My heart mourns for all the victims of gun violence and public schools.

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Bill Wilson