Sunday, February 18, 2018

School Shootings


If we had proper gun laws, he wouldn't have been able to buy a gun. If he stole the gun I was working on a what comes around story about Trump, when life became serious. Another school shooting.    
This one took place in Florida, over 150 miles south of me. I cried more tears for this one, not because it was in my state, but because it happened again.
The shooter was a young man, who tortured and killed small animals as a child, a sure sign of a serious mental problem. If family members didn't know the meaning of such acts, the kid must have done other things that should have given them reason take him to a doctor.  
Someone contacted the FBI tip line in January about his threats to do a school shooting, both verbal and on his social media. The tip was never passed to the Miami FBI office so it was not investigated. Seventeen people would still be alive if the FBI had understood any threat to shoot up a school, should be put in the proper hands immediately and followed up on.
Where did he get the gun?
Currently, there is an idiot running for office, here in Florida. His name is Richard Corcoran and he is running for speaker of the Florida house. His ad is an illegal alien shooting a young lady. Not a word about the gun.  Being an illegal didn't murder the girl, the gun in his hand did.  What if his ancestors were Pilgrims, would it make a difference to her family.   
and the person he took it from didn't have it secured properly in a gun safe, they could also be liable in the murder. No, excuses if the person gave or sold him the gun. If he was able to buy the gun from an authorized gun store, that store would pay a heavy fine, and lose their licenses to deal in guns as well as being open to a wrongful death suit by the girl's parent.
I am not anti-guns. My father was a hunter, I grew up with them. I am retired military and a gun owner.  My son, a retired police officer has a gun, and of course my grandson carries a gun because he is a police officer.
If you shoot a deer with more than a single shot you can ruin the meet. It only takes a hand gun to protect your home.  Anything bigger and automatic is only of use to criminals, to shoot at civilians and police. If you are unsure how I feel about that, read the previous paragraph.
Remember if you are a Florida resident don't vote for Richard Corcoran, not even for dog catcher.  Finally, I do not belong to the NRA, because their loyalties are to gun manufactures, protecting our constitutional right is a way to get citizens to join and pay dues. They don't care about us.     
I was working on a laugh a Trump piece, when life became serious. Another school shooting.    
This one took place in Florida, over 150 miles south of me. I cried more tears for this one, not because it was in my state, but because it happened again.
The shooter was a young man, who tortured and killed small animals as a child, a sure sign of a serious mental problem. If family members didn't know the meaning of such acts, the kid must have done other things that should have given them reason take him to a doctor.  
Someone contacted the FBI tip line in January about his threats to do a school shooting, both verbal and on his social media. The tip was never passed to the Miami FBI office so it was not investigated. Seventeen people would still be alive if the FBI had understood any threat to shoot up a school, should be put in the proper hands immediately and followed up on.
Where did he get the gun?
Currently, there is an idiot running for office, here in Florida. His name is Richard Corcoran and he is running for speaker of the Florida house. His ad is an illegal alien shooting a young lady. Not a word about the gun.  Being an illegal didn't murder the girl, the gun in his hand did.  What if his ancestors were Pilgrims, would it make a difference to her family.   
If we had proper gun laws, he wouldn't have been able to buy a gun. If he stole the gun and the person he took it from didn't have it secured properly in a gun safe, they could also be liable in the murder. No, excuses if the person gave or sold him the gun. If he was able to buy the gun from an authorized gun store, that store would pay a heavy fine, and lose their licenses to deal in guns as well as being open to a wrongful death suit by the girl's parent.
I am not anti-guns. My father was a hunter, I grew up with them. I am retired military and a gun owner.  My son, a retired police officer has a gun, and of course my grandson carries a gun because he is a police officer.
I know what size gun it takes to kill a deer, and that a hand gun is all it takes to protect a home.  Anything bigger and automatic is only of use to criminals, to shoot at civilians and police. If you are unsure how I feel about that, read the previous paragraph.
Remember if you are a Florida resident don't vote for Richard Corcoran, not even for dog catcher.  Finally, I do not belong to the NRA, because their loyalties are to gun manufactures, protecting our constitutional right is a way to get citizens to join and pay dues. They don't care about us.     






Show this to all those athletes that kneel during the National Anthem!!!!
 
 
 
God Bless America
 
 
 
                            Van T Barfoot died...
 
Remember the
Guy who wouldn't take The flag pole Down
on his Virginia
 Property a While back?
You might Remember the news story several
Months ago About a crotchety old man in
Virginia who Defied his local
Homeowners Association,
And refused to take down the
Flag pole on His property along with the large
American flag He flew on it.
Now we learn Who that old man was.
On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in
Edinburg, Texas .
That probably didn't make News back Then.
But 
Twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944,
Near
Carano
  ,
Italy ,
That same Van T. Barfoot, Who had in
1940 enlisted in the U.S. Army,  set Out alone
to Flank German machine gun Positions
From which gunfire was raining Down on his
Fellow soldiers.
His advance Took him through a minefield but
Having done So, he proceeded to single-handedly
Take out Three enemy machine gun positions,
Returning With 17 prisoners of war.
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And if that Weren't enough for a day's work,   
 he Later Took on and
Destroyed three German tanks Sent to
Retake the machine gun positions.
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That probably Didn't make much news either,
Given the Scope of the war, but it did earn
Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a Colonel after
Also serving In Korea and Vietnam , a well Deserved
Congressional Medal of Honor.
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What did make News...
Was his  Neighborhood Association's
Quibble with how the 90-year-old Veteran chose
To fly the American flag outside His suburban
Virginia home.
Seems the HOA rules Said it was
OK to fly a flag on a house-mounted Bracket, but,
For decorum, items such as
Barfoot's
21-foot Flagpole were "unsuitable".
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Van Barfoot
Had been denied a permit for The pole, but
Erected it anyway and was facing Court action
Unless he agreed to take it down.
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Then the HOA Story made national TV,
And the Neighborhood Association rethought
Its position And agreed to indulge this
Aging hero Who dwelt among them.
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"In the Time I have left", he said to the
Associated Press,
"I plan to continue To fly the
American flag without interference."

As Well he should.

And if any of his neighbors had taken a
Notion to Contest him
Further, they might have done well to
Read his Medal of Honor citation first.
Seems it Indicates
Mr. Van Barfoot  wasn't
Particularly Good at
Backing down.
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If you got
This email and didn't pass it on -
Guess what -
You need your butt kicked
I sent this
To you, because I didn't want MY butt kicked!
    
WE ONLY LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!
                                          AND, BECAUSE OF OLD MEN                             
                           LIKE VAN BARFOOT!
 
 
 
From Gene's Desk
"The short memories of the American voters
is what keeps our politicians in office."
Will Rogers - (1879-1935) American humorist