America Stands for Freedom
There is a gun in just about every household in America. The 2nd Amendment not only provides you the right, but encourages one to have a way of protecting themselves. Our forefathers knew that our government was capable of turning on its own people. We the people could not be left without a way of protecting ourselves should they go rogue. Japan was going to attack the continental United States of America during WW2. They thought better of this idea, and not because they were afraid of the military, but because they knew every American household possessed a gun.
We hold more power than any government could control. That's why everything they do is to keep us divided. Now the right to bear arms is being infringed upon. We are once again in a situation that has us divided. Nobody ever considered handing over their guns until the school shootings started taking place. Now before the smoke cleared they were pressing for more gun regulations. There is nothing that would make these patriotic gun carrying Americans hand over there guns. They figure we'll crack and give in if enough children die in school shootings. They're hitting us where it hurts the most, the kids. They know that it's a matter of time before we hand our guns over. That's where they're mistaken. We're not handing over our guns or giving up our right to bear arms.
Kids Killing Kids
There is an undeniable problem. The thing is that there has been a problem since the late 1990's. Over 150 people have been killed in mass school shootings since Columbine. The incident at Columbine was the first school shooting, and twenty years later it's still happening. It's not only still happening, but at a rate that's unacceptable. Especially when in 75% of the cases information had been released to authorities. The two glaring problems are: First the children are getting the weapons inside the school. Second they want to get the weapon in the school.
The rate of suicide among high school students is higher than that of school shootings. In the information age these children aren't able to escape the bullying that might start at school. There has always been bullying among students in school, but they could get away from it once they left school grounds. Now it seems that it's so bad that kids are killing each other or harming themselves. Between the bullying, internet, violent video games, and the pressure to fit in the kids are losing morality. Morals have been on a rapid decline since the mid 90's, and now it at a rapid pace of becoming nonexistent.
In 1995 HBO aired a movie called Kids. This film depicted the life of teenagers in the big city. They were quitting school, consuming drugs and alcohol, and having sex and spreading STD's among them. If this is where someone thought society was at that point we needed to do something then. I was a teenager myself at that point, and the small town I lived in was not like that, but perhaps all the signs were there. Something should've been done at that point knowing we'd seen the American Dream of the 50's and 60's. We'd seen the unity of the 70's and 80's. The technology of the 90's and the new millennium.
Gangster Rap found a home in the 1990's. This would last almost a decade and see two of the most iconic gangster rappers dead. Tupac Shakur and Chris Biggie Wallace were shot over what was a media created feud between the East Coast and the West Coast. Gangster Rap died with those two rap stars, but something else would replace it. Marshall Mathers also known Eminem would bring the rap genre to the next millennium. He did so with a level of vulgarity that had never been witnessed. He was universally accepted an exploded in popularity. It was offensive, derogatory, and outright criminal in some cases.
The children are subjected to things that all kids have been on some level. However, the sound is louder, the picture is more clear, and they can share it all from the palms of their hands. During the 70', 80's, and 90's the culture in America changed. We transcended barriers and changed on so many different levels. Racism was not gone, but kids had been reconditioned and beliefs were starting to change in the 70' and 80's. The disco era was black and white. People were partying and clubbing together, and the peace and love, not war era of the 1960's set all of this up. Views on the Vietnam war brought us closer together.
The country is built on separation. The goal became to unify the children and on a large scale they did. The problem with it was that they'd unified a portion of society that was bigger than they thought. This was a mistake and they realized it quickly in the 1990's. These children were the future of a country built on separation, and they're in sync and more on the same page than any one sector of society. The system doesn't work when we are on the same page. Not even the children. They couldn't leave it up to chance that these kids might grow apart in their ideas, but that would be too risky. They had to use MK Ultra tactics on the kids to make sure they didn't.
The way to get to the fruit at the top of the tree is to chop down the tree. They could go directly at the children by breaking up families, manipulating them through school, and changing the social structure that had been on most levels normal. The new movement was a you are not like them type of deal. They'd go on to discover every way these children were different and they exploited that. They used pop culture and it's influences to guide these kids in a certain direction. Video games like Grand Theft Auto promote violence, murder, theft, rape, and gang violence. They're subjected to a society that can't decide whether they're male or female.
The school works like a prison system, some schools even wear uniforms, and have police officers on campus. The local high school here has officers on campus, and I know of at least two gun threats. The doors lock and you can only get in one way. At one point the children had to use clear bags. That was step in the right direction, but schools started going away from that. They're combining schools making them bigger and creating the super school. This only makes it harder to eye every child entering the school. The schools are going to have to take the necessary measures to check students before they enter.