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Ken McIntyre, a 30-year veteran of national and local newspapers, serves as senior editor at The Daily Signal and The Heritage Foundation’s Marilyn and Fred Guardabassi Fellow in Media and Public Policy Studies. Send an email to Ken.
Editor’s note: We asked to hear your views on making schools safer and keeping firearms out of the wrong hands, and you didn’t let us down. We’re dedicating all of today’s space to your comments. As always, write us at email@example.com.—Ken McIntyre
Daily - Signal - History - Murder - Crime
Dear Daily Signal: As far back as recorded history goes, murder has been a serious crime. More laws that continue to say don’t murder, only this time don’t do it with a gun, isn’t going to get any different results.
Banning bump stocks isn’t going to solve the motive for a murder. Banning kitchen knives, or hammers, or baseball bats, or wrenches, or screwdrivers isn’t going to stop anyone with an intention to kill from killing. What causes someone to act irrationally in any manner is a degree of stress in their lives, often monetary and emotional.
Psychologists - School - Systems - Students - Schools
Not only should psychologists be deployed in school systems for students to use, but schools need to be teaching in a manner that encourages respect and values. We are releasing irritable, negative young adults into the system every day.
What are schools teaching? Memorization, politically correct history, debunked and outdated information, nothing useful in real world applications, social standing cliques, how to work hard at things you don’t care about, how to become just another cog in the machine. Things need to change.
Guns - Guns - Centuries - Problem - Generations
It’s not about guns. We’ve had guns for centuries without a problem. The generations before took guns to school without any issues. Where the problem lies is mental health and unnecessary stress.
My guns don’t do anything but shoot paper and steel, and when left alone...
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