Yesterday morning, in the town of Santa Fe, Texas, the unthinkable happened again.
A student brandishing a handgun and a shotgun taken from his father walked into the high scool which he attended and killed 10 innocent people.
It is apparent that this young man did not act alone as there were several bombs placed around the campus of the school including those of the pressure-cooker variety which were used by the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing,
Immediately after it happened the usual voices were heard , including that of young Media Darling David Hogg, making political hay of the incident and calling for more gun control.
If gun control was the answer to these acts of wanton violence which are happening more and more frequently, then the city of Chicago, Illinois would be the safest place in the United States of America because they have the strictest gun control laws in our nation.
It has been reported that the young man wore a trench coat which had Nazi swastikas and the Communist hammer-and-sickle insignia on it. If this is accurate then it could mean that he was a member of the violent anti-Trump organization of idiots known as the Antifa.
Still, that does not excuse the actions of this young man who so heiniously and efficiently took the lives of those whom he struck down in cold blood.
In both the case of this young man who attended the local Greek Orthodox Church and the mass murderer of innocents at Parkland High School in Florida, there were markers along the way which should have told those who were involved in their lives, both parents and friends, that there was something just not right with them.
You can call it profiling or you can call it a spirit of discernment, as the Bible describes it. Those who were around these individuals should have noticed something.
That is where the title of this piece comes in.
We need evil control. What I mean, is that we need parents to actually act like parents and be involved in their children’s lives. We need teachers and friends who care enough about individuals to say something to both them and to their families when something is just not right.
As someone who watched his parents deal with the mental illness of a family member, I’m not saying that it will be easy. It is a hard thing to face up to and to confront. But, it has to be done.
Those who are constantly calling for gun control seek to punish the entire nation for the actions of some by taking away our 2nd Amendment rights.
If those same people would stop for a moment and consider that guns are inanimate objects which cannot fire themselves and then focus on the true cause of the increase in violence in our nation, then perhaps we could actually start making some headway and provide the care and treatment to the individuals who need it in time to avoid the horrific event of a mass murder, such as happened yesterday in Santa Fe, Texas.
I am not saying that this will get rid of all of the mentally ill people in our country who wish to murder others, but it seems to me that back in the day when parents actually raised their children, along with the rest of the neighborhood who raised us, we did not see this preponderance of violent acts which we are seeing today.
Also, one last thing. Getting back to raising our children and grandchildren in the “Faith of Our Fathers”, wouldn’t be such a bad idea, either.
Until He Comes,