Gun Control is not About Guns and it is NOT the Answer to Mass shootings: I Have the Answer to Stopping Mass Shootings

By Greg Holt

(The Olive) After the recent Florida school shooting there has of course been the inevitable cry once again to ban the AR-15, it’s a dangerous assault rifle you know.

Actually, that could not be more untrue – the AR-15 is not an assault rifle nor is it a high-powered rifle, it’s not even a fully automatic rifle, which is the impression you get listening to some of the fools in the media who have no idea what they are talking about.

When was the last time you heard a call to ban the 22 Rifle? Never happened right? The AR-15 is basically a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle. Yes it can fire other rounds such as the 5.56 NATO – which is basically a .22 bullet with a little more gunpowder behind it.

If we are going to ban the AR-15, we will need to ban the .22 rifle and the .223 rifle as well, after all they are all 22s. The media engineered frenzy over the AR-15 is completely ridiculous. It is a simple rifle many use for target practice given it’s high accuracy and even home defense – oh yeah, and it looks cool too.

With the recent Florida school shooting and the Las Vegas massacre before that – and given the fact that so many (mainly Leftist gun grabbers) are clamoring for gun control, President Trump has ordered the Justice Department to initiate the banning of “bump stocks”.

Bump stocks are another misunderstood piece of equipment thanks in large part to the media’s exaggerations and outright lies. The media, and I even heard Fox News inaccurately report this today – say that bump stocks allow a semi-automatic rifle to fire as a fully automatic weapon like a machine gun or an M-16. This is not true, bump stocks allow much faster firing of a semi-automatic rifle, but the rifle is not full on automatic.

The problem with banning bump stocks is they can easily be made at home cheaply. A simple Google search – “can I make my own bump stock” yields over 10 million results, a bump stock can even be made using a 3D printer! Are the police going to be sent into every home in America to check if anyone has made their own bump stock?

The real problem we face with the mass shootings in this country has absolutely nothing to do with guns, and everything to do with people. Guns have been in this country for a long time, everybody and their brother has a gun. However, twenty years ago, there were not many if any mass shootings. What changed, the guns or we the people? Unless you are an idiot, you know the answer to this question. Make all the gun control laws you want, it’s not going to fix the problem of mass shootings and increased violence until the real underlying problems are addressed.

The outright banning of guns – which is what the Leftist Liberal fools are after BTW, will accomplish nothing. Oh wait, I’m wrong, it willaccomplish something. Banning guns in America (like Australia did) will hand over power to the criminals. It will also enable the government (whom will still possess guns) to control the people. If a criminal knows that no one is allowed to have weapons any longer, then EVERY American has a target painted on their back. Illegal or not, the criminal element WILL get guns, if you disagree, you are a fool.

I have the perfect example for you, America’s schools. K-12 schools are mandated “gun free zones” – this is the most ignorant policy ever devised. Our children and the teachers and other staff are sitting ducks for anyone who decides to waltz in the door with weapons in hand. Just check out the Florida school shooting if you doubt that. Schools and everyone in them have a huge target painted on their backs that effectively screams – shoot me, I can’t stop you!

How to Stop Mass Shootings

In our schools, we need to immediately end this “gun free zone” idiocy. Armed guards and possibly armed teachers along with the installation of metal detectors would pretty much end the mass shooting problem. But you will say, people don’t like exposing their kids to metal detectors and armed staff – well would you rather expose them to their friends being shot to death? Metal detectors are in airports, many government buildings etc., why not schools? How much is your child’s life worth?

The main problem in America with all the shootings and violence is this: parenting. Yes I said parenting. Not all parents obviously, but a great many. Through the various jobs I have done over the years, I have been in many homes, many, many, many, homes. The things I have seen are utterly appalling.

When I was growing up, mass shootings were unheard of, why is that? Parenting.

Lets look at the differences here. Years ago, parents actually parented! Parents knew what their kids were doing, where they were, and who their friends were. Parents searched their children’s rooms if need be, too bad if we did not like it. There was discipline when we did wrong, we were afraid to come home from school after screwing up, because we knew we were in trouble. Parents worked with the teachers, not telling them to F off.

Today it’s a whole different ball game. What passes for parenting in many households is an extremely bad joke, and this so-called parenting is harming the children who have no idea how to function in society while at the same time having no idea what it is like to feel loved and cared for. If parents today actually parented, and God was an important fixture in the life of today’s kids, most of these problems would evaporate.

What are the Common Problems in Parenting Today?

As I said, I have personally seen a lot of what goes on in today’s homes; I have as well worked with problem teens. A common factor is lack of parenting and if the kids/young adults are honest, they feel a distinct lack of love from their parents.

When parents use the Internet, TV, movies, and video games as the preferred method to entertain and occupy their children, well bad things come of that. Parents don’t spend time with their kids; instead they buy them video games, videos, the Internet, and have no idea what their children are really doing. They allow their kids to watch violent movies, play very violent video games, (after all, it’s only a game right?) let them come and go as they please, have no idea who their friends are, and basically have no clue how their own children spend their time. When there are the inevitable problems in school, parents scream and curse at the teachers and blame them for their child’s poor behavior!

I want you to take the time to read this rant posted on Facebook that a Florida school teacher made, it is so spot-on that every teacher, every politician, everyone who works with kids, and every parent should be required to read it, no kidding. It will only take a minute of your time.

Florida schoolteacher’s epic (and true) rant on the reason for mass shootings etc.

Until everyone in this country understands that strong, loving parenting, the value of a strong family, and the reverence of God is what is needed – nothing is going to change. All the laws, all the rules, all the punishment, and all the empty headed talking heads – will make no difference at all. None of what is being done today has worked yet has it? What makes anyone think the same course of action is going to work tomorrow?

 

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Thursday’s Pen Tip – Your Sun has not Dimmed

“He who loves you see’s the light within you, whether you do or not. As is the sun, it burns brightly, it does not dim but only seems to move to other areas, which is only your perception. It is merely covered by clouds, yet its brilliance can still be seen by those who do not have clouds hindering sight.

It warms the world, be it an inner world, or the physical world. It does not dim for the brilliance is that of God Almighty.

Your sun has not dimmed, you may be shrouded in clouds. Yet you are the light of the world around you, because He is the Light within you.”

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The crisis actors of Florida Parkland School shooting

By Dr. Eowyn

On the afternoon of February 14, 2018, Valentine’s Day, America was subjected to another mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, metropolitan Miami, Florida.

We are told that 17 people were killed and 15 more were taken to hospitals. The alleged perpetrator, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of the high school, was arrested shortly after the shooting and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. He confessed to the shooting, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. (Wikipedia)

And, as in the case of past school shootings, calls for gun control immediately followed the Parkland school shooting but with a new twist. In addition to the “usual suspects” of politicians and amoral celebrities, students are also clamoring for gun control, never mind that Cruz had obtained his AR-15 legally and passed the required background checks. (See DCG’s “Hashtag solutions: Washington state student starts online campaign after Florida mass shooting“)

We are told only the official narrative, so we don’t really know what actually happened. But it is noteworthy that the Parkland school shooting carries the usual signatures of previous false-flag or contrived incidents:

  1. An active shooter drill just before or co-terminous with the actual shooting.
  2. Eye-witness reports of more than one shooter.
  3. Pre-dated news reports (on February 12 and 13) of the February 14 shooting.
  4. A decision to tear down the school, all the better to erase any and all evidence that might point to the shooting being a false-flag incident.

See “Florida Valentine’s Day school shooting: anomalies and confessed shooter

Now we can add another false-flag signature to the Parkland shooting — Crisis Actors. (See “Professional crisis actors simulate mass casualty events“)

Below is the evidence culled from Alt-Media memes and videos:

(1) A familiar face from previous mass shootings — the crying brunette. It’s remarkable that in the five years since the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook hoax, she has kept the same hair-style and hair-parting-on-the-right.

(2) Another familiar face: the dyed-in-the-bottle blonde. She even kept her hair-parting on the right side since the October 2017 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay mass shooting!

(3) Fledgling crisis actors David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, both Douglas High School student “survivors”:

Here’s Hogg and Gonzalez being interviewed and advocating gun control on CNN.

I took this screenshot in case YouTube takes down the CNN video:

Watch Hogg, who claims his father is an agent in the much-maligned (by Trump) FBI, flubs his line (Note: YouTube removed the video for “harassment and bullying“. Thankfully, someone had saved it):

https://videopress.com/embed/EEDHkCOb?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0

Here’s Hogg in August 2017, in Redondo Beach, California, thousands of miles away from Parkland, Florida:

But wait!

How come Hogg, Gonzalez and other “survivors” of a terrible mass shooting were smiling, laughing and whooping it up moments before they put on their grim sad faces for the camera?

Just like Robbie Parker, father of slain 6-year-old Emilie, going from joking and laughing off camera to feigning tears before the camera:

Benjamin Kelly, the district secretary for Florida House of Representatives member Shawn Harrison (R-District 63), sent an email to Tampa Bay Timesreporter Alex Leary asserting that Hogg and Gonzalez are crisis actors. Harrison immediately fired Kelly.

Florida lawmaker’s aide fired after saying outspoken Parkland students are actors http://bit.ly/2EIDaGp  @Shawnfor63 @richardcorcoran @marcorubio

Florida lawmaker’s aide fired after saying outspoken Parkland students are actors

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the full version of events that occurred Tuesday since the original post about how Parkland students were coming under attack for their outspokenness.

Lastly, be on the lookout for the crisis actor who bears a striking resemblance to CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr (including even similar oblong-shaped eyeglasses!) — the network that faked a “live” report from the 1991 Gulf War; faked a report from Liberia on the Ebola epidemic in 2014; staged a fake Muslim “peace protest” in 2017; and has a producer who was caught on camera admitting that the Trump-Russia story is “bullshit” fake news.

Barbara Starr makes devil sign

H/t FOTM‘s Jim, DCG, Hadenoughalready; Harmony Carter, Vivian Lee, and Kelleigh.

UPDATE:

Minutes after this post was published, a reader posted this on FOTM‘s Facebookpage — David Hogg is not a Douglas High School student as he claims.

Linda Traitz on David Hogg not a Douglas Hi student
~Eowyn

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Child sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal business in the U.S.

By Dr. Eowyn

The FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is America’s central database for tracking crime-related information, and interlinked with federal, tribal, state, and local agencies and offices.

According to the NCIC, there were 465,676 missing children in 2016, an increase of nearly 5,000 since a year ago. Of the nearly 25,000 runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2017, one in seven were likely victims of child sex trafficking. Of those, 88% were in the care of social services when they went missing. (Source)

Human trafficking is the commercial sexual exploitation of American children and women, via the Internet, strip clubs, escort services, or street prostitution.

John W. Whitehead, a constitutional attorney, is the founder and president of The Rutherford Institute and the author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People. In a well-sourced article on The Rutherford Institute, Whitehead alerts us to these alarming and horrific facts about child sex-trafficking in the U.S.:

  • Sex trafficking—especially the buying and selling of young girls—is the fastest growing business in organized crime (CBS Austin) and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally, after drugs and guns (WGBH). Why? Because, as investigative journalist Amy Fine Collins points out, it is “more lucrative and much safer to sell malleable teens than drugs or guns. A pound of heroin or an AK-47 can be retailed once, but a young girl can be sold 10 to 15 times a day.”
  • Children—some as young as 9 years old—are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a girl being sold for sex is 13 years old. (DHS)
  • Adults purchase children for sex every two minutes, at least 2.5 million times a year in the United States. (HuffPoUSA Today)
  • Who buys a child for sex? Otherwise ordinary men from all walks of life. “They could be your co-worker, doctor, pastor or spouse,” writes journalist Tim Swarens, who spent more than a year investigating the sex trade in America.
    • In Georgia alone, it is estimated that 7,200 men (half of them in their 30s) seek to purchase sex with adolescent girls each month, averaging roughly 300 a day.
  • It is estimated that at least 100,000 children—girls and boys—are bought and sold for sex in the U.S. every year, with 300,000 children in danger of being trafficked each year. (Herald Tribune) Some of these children are forcefully abducted, others are runaways, and still others are sold into the system by relatives and acquaintances.
  • On average, a trafficked child might be raped by 6,000 men during a five-year period of servitude. (Sun Sentinel)
  • Child sex trafficking is not an urban problem, but takes place everywhere, right under our noses, in suburbs, cities and towns across the nation.
  • Where do sexual predators find their child victims? On social media like Facebook and MySpace ; malls, bus stops, high schools, middle schools; foster homes and youth shelters.

Whitehead attributes the epidemic of sex trafficking to:

  1. Consumer demand “that is increasingly lucrative for everyone involved — except the victims”.
  2. Government corruption: “a level of corruption so invasive on both a local and international scale that there is little hope of working through established channels for change”.
  3. Women’s groups who do nothing.
  4. “An eerie silence from individuals who fail to speak out against such atrocities.”

Whitehead’s advice on what we can do:

  1. Educate yourselves and your children about this growing menace in our communities.
  2. Stop feeding the monster: This epidemic is largely one of our own making. Sex trafficking is part of a larger continuum in America that runs the gamut from homelessness, poverty, and self-esteem issues to sexualized television, the glorification of a pimp/ho culture—what is often referred to as the pornification of America—and a billion dollar sex industry built on the back of pornography, music, entertainment, etc. According to The Atlantic, the porn industry brings in more money than Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Yahoo.
  3. Call on your city councils, elected officials and police departments to make the battle against sex trafficking a top priority, more so even than the so-called war on terror and drugs and the militarization of law enforcement.
  4. Stop prosecuting adults for victimless “crimes” such as growing lettuce in their front yard. Focus instead on putting away the pimps and buyers who victimize these children.
  5. Finally, the police need to do a better job of training, identifying and responding to these issues; communities and social services need to do a better job of protecting runaways, who are the primary targets of traffickers; legislators need to pass legislation aimed at prosecuting traffickers and “johns,” the buyers who drive the demand for sex slaves; and hotels need to stop enabling these traffickers, by providing them with rooms and cover for their dirty deeds.

~Eowyn

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Surf’s Up

 

“Surf’s up,” the young man yells. He grabs his surf board and rushes toward the water.

The waves crash against the shore and wading out toward the vast raging sea the young man jumps onto his board and paddles frantically against the waves.

Others follow with shouts of joy. A young girl hesitantly carries her surf board to the waters edge. She stands looking out at the raging water, takes a deep breath, and wades out into the sea.

Paddling towards the oncoming wave a shiver skirts down her spine. She hesitates just a moment and plunges her hands down into the salty sea to press against the force of the oncoming water.

She isn’t strong enough to skirt the top of the huge wave raging toward her and suddenly it overtakes her. Frothing foam, salt stings her eyes, her long blonde sun-streaked hair covers her face. Her surf board has escaped to the unknown.

Water swallows her up. She tries to scream. She needs air but the only air is far above her as she is swirled, slammed and tossed about as easily as seaweed with tons of water. Her body weakens as she fights to live.

“Please Jesus, save me” she silently screams.

As her body slumps in exhaustion and the last of her precious air seeps away she feels strong hands slowly lifting her. With the slight effort left in her body she slowly opens her eyes.

The face she sees is smiling, love filled eyes look at her. “You asked, My child, and I have answered. I’m here and I will never leave you nor forsake you. You are safe in My arms.”

Moments later, opening her eyes, like Jonah being spit out of the fishes belly, the young girl finds herself safely lying on the beach. People are gathered around her asking if she’s alright. Concern covers their faces and someone asks, “How did you get here? Where’s your surf board?”

Glancing from face to face the young girl weakly smiles and whispers, “Thank you, Jesus. You saved me.”

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As we journey through this life and face the good times, the bad times, the times of joy, and times of peace, we are safe in the Father’s arms if we have accepted His Son, Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior.

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Are We Attentive to God’s Needs?

The desert is hot and humid. The sun beats down on a lone tree. It’s arms reaching out as though seeking the moisture that kisses its leaves.

The heat is oppressing but the dew from the night still lingers. The strong gnarled trunk stands majestically holding up the arms of time.

Beneath the shade of the old tree at an old rock kneels a Man. His head bowed and drops of sweat drip down His cheeks. His silent prayer becomes agonizing as His sweat turns to blood and drips down forever staining the rock.

“Take this cup” His anguished voice pleads.

Men that He has called friends slouch a few yards away, asleep. They hear not the anguished cry of their friend, the Man they called friend.

Tears stream, blood red sweat pours as the Man kneels with His head hanging low. “Not My will but Thine,” He finally whispers as  His friends snore.

After some time He slowly, painfully, rises. He walks toward His friends and sees they are sound asleep. He stands silently looking down at them.

Slowly the closed eyes of His friends begin to open and they look up at the Man and make no apology as they rub their calloused hands across their eyes and beards.

“So you could not watch with Me an hour?”* The Man states.

His friends say nothing.

The Man waits a moment.

Silence.

The Man finally turns and walks slowly away leaving his friends,  slouched and yawning.

*Matthew 26:36-56

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