Podcast – Breaking Down the Florida School Shooting

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

The High School massacre in Florida could have been prevented, or at the very least drastically mitigated. Nickolas Cruz was well known as a deranged dirt bag to all at the school and the Broward County Sheriffs office. We know this, as it has been stated on a number of occasions and by countless people at the school.

Yet he was allowed to enter one of the buildings, kill 17 people and exit unharmed, easily avoiding the ONE armed police officer on the rather sizable campus.

So permit me the opportunity to break it all down and logically explain the reasons why we need to harden schools with real first responders. read more

Democrats are Using Our Youth

by: Brent Smith at Common Constitutionalist

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The democrat anti-gun parade (figuratively and literally) is well under way. And this time they’re leaving no stone unturned. They’ve enlisted the help of children. Although it’s more like the democrats have gotten these young skulls full of mush (h/t Rush) hooked on anti-gun crack and are now pimping them out to the main-stream leftist media.

Yet they want us to believe that it was the children who organized all these anti-gun rallies, marches and protests, rented the upscale busses, etc., all by themselves. Sure they did. The children certainly have not been coached and brainwashed to come out and argue against guns and our constitutionally protected rights – and they are definitely NOT being exploited for leftist political gain.

And by the way, lest someone mistake my claims for being heartless – I’m not making light of this latest tragedy. It is a tragedy – a senseless one. It’s the left’s choreographed response that bothers me – how they can get children to do their bidding, and no one seems to have a problem with it.

But what the children who have bought this gun control load of crap don’t comprehend is that the lying dems don’t want to actually do anything. How can I say such a think? We’ve all heard the heart-tugging speeches and interviews. The dems are serious this time! read more

Shooting Victims Say No to Disarming

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The gun control nuts are at it again – talking heads and politicians calling for tighter gun laws. And the left is once again spearheading the effort with Obama’s “political” speech and Hillary’s efforts to close gun sale loopholes – as if there are any loopholes left to close.

Hillary also says she wants to repeal the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act,” which protects gun dealers and manufacturers from prosecution (or should I say persecution) should one of their weapons be used for nefarious purposes.

Can you imagine the feeding frenzy of the Democrat slip and fall trial lawyers on the gun industry if that were repealed. It would be carnage and the end of most gun manufacturers.

Our society today has been so neutered, so conditioned, that instead of people taking it upon themselves to protect their schools, we look to our nanny government for answers.

Will we ever figure out that our government, as always, is once again the cause of the problem? Never mind suing the gun manufacturers – we should be able to sue the government for facilitating this problem – for setting up “gun free zones.” Still, everyone looks to our great leaders for guidance as to how to solve this “epidemic,” because that’s what sheep do.

But what about the actual victims? Why not ask them what may have helped, instead of our ivory tower pampered politicians with their well armed security details. I find it ironic that when a candidate or politician goes to a school for a function or a speech, the school ceases to be a “gun free zone,” yet somehow that’s not a problem. read more

The Newtown Massacre

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Tragedy struck in Newtown Connecticut Friday. Actually it wasn’t tragedy that struck, but a whacked out twenty year old young man.

It’s not to say that the situation is tragic, it is. As a parent, I can’t imagine what the parents and siblings of the little victims are going through. No parent should ever have to bury a child and certainly not like this.

I was in my office when I first heard the news. I didn’t feel sadness as much as anger. Inewtown-shooting recall feeling the same way when I heard of the movie theater shootings in Colorado, the Columbine massacre and even 9-11.

As the day progressed and the body count grew, we began to reflect on the unspeakable act. Toward the end of the day a few in my office and I discussed the situation.

The overall theme was of course sadness for the loss of life and the poor kids that will have to live with the memory.

The over-arching question was how could anyone do such a thing, why would they?

The easy and cowardly reactions of those like New York Mayor Bloomberg and countless others are both loathsome and all too typical. Blame the guns. Call for stricter gun controls. The president claimed now (the day of the shooting) was not the time for stricter action. (Update: The Columbine shootings occurred during the previous assault weapons ban. That did a lot of good).

With now a few days gone by, the president and virtually all left-leaning outlets are in fact out rightly calling for or intimating stricter gun control.

If we just take away the guns there will be no situations such as this and if we just took away all the hammers, no one would ever smash their thumbs and the world will be safe.

Normally, when someone commits murder I don’t care why he or she did it, just that they did. Let justice be served and hope they get what they deserve. However, as I told the folks in my office, there is a pattern forming and it needs to be examined.

Columbine, Colorado, Connecticut and others. What do these massacres have in common? shooterOver the past several years, relatively young men have perpetrated most if not all of these mass killings.

I contend these incidences are all a product of the “Chickification” of our society. A society that teaches children that self-esteem is more important than anything else. Little Johnny is taught that 2+2 = 5, if it makes him feel better. We don’t keep score at children’s sporting events any longer, or the outcome is always a tie. Win or lose, every child gets a trophy. The use of red ink to correct schoolwork is being done away due to it’s “negative” effect on poor little Johnny. More and more schools are doing away with the graduation valedictorian and salutatorian. You see, it makes the average children uncomfortable. We can’t have that.

Well, we’ve all heard the saying “life isn’t fair”. There are, in fact, winners and losers. If your team loses the game you don’t get a trophy and you must deal with it. If you’re not the smartest or most popular kid in school, deal with it. So you’re not the valedictorian; most are not. Deal with it.

For decades now children haven’t just been nurtured, they’ve been coddled. Parents, teachers and society in general attempt to insulate our kids from reality. We attempt to shield them from every conflict or negative encounter. They must not know disappointment, not at a young age.

Well then, what happens when our children bump up against it (disappointment) later in life? The answer is, they have no idea how to handle it.

A small problem to any well-adjusted person is escalated into a massive calamity, in their mind, because they’ve never been taught to deal with that inefficacy.

This is why, in my estimation, we’ve seen the senseless violence in recent years. That and the desire to be famous just to be famous; the Kardashian effect, as it were.

The government can enact all the idiotic, knee-jerk laws it wants. That won’t solve the problem. It will just disarm the good people.

But hey, that’s what Hitler and Stalin did and that worked out great!