Hong Wu wrote:https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2019/05/10/school-shooting-colorado-shooter-hero-stem-school-highlands-ranch-denver/1152604001/
There was a school Shooting at a STEM prep school in Colorado last week. Maybe I missed the thread but I didn't notice one getting made on PoFo for this.
Normally a school shooting gets a 30+ page thread attacking gun advocates but the media has been relatively mum on this one for a variety of reasons. These probably include that some Democrats who tried to politicise the event got walked out on by the students, that the shooters were a leftist high school kid and a trans boy on testosterone therapy or perhaps that an armed guard at the school may have helped to neutralize the situation. Unfortunately, there was one death and multiple injuries.
I still think that things like the ease of bomb building in the Internet age and rising crime rates in some areas makes gun control a bad proposition.
There was an armed security guard present at the school .
The shooters, armed with handguns, entered the K-12 school Tuesday afternoon through the middle school, which has no metal detectors and one contracted armed security officer, Spurlock said.
They were both "able to get deep inside the school" because they were students there, he said.
Officers arrived within two minutes and heard gunfire when they entered the school, but they never exchanged gunfire with the suspects, Spurlock said.
One of the suspects had already been restrained by a security officer, and was apprehended within a minute of deputies arriving at the school, Spurlock said. The other was detained in a hallway four minutes later.
. The whole situation reminds me of this song , which was written in response to a prior school shooting
. There is a duration between then and what happened just recently here of 40 years . And in this country there has been an even more extensive history of school shootings , of various kinds . https://www.k12academics.com/school-shootings/history-school-shootings-united-states
And segments of the population will want to try to assign blame , even if it's simply guilt by association , by bringing up the perpetrator's sexual orientation , for instance Brenda Spencer turned out to have been a lesbian , and one of the Stem School shooters , as has been pointed out is gender variant , or even that the perps were allegedly political extremist . Like how the Columbine shooting coincided on Hitler's birthday , or the Stem shooting , besides occurring on my own birthday , like thanks alot
, was also the birthday of Yugoslav Communist leader Josip Broz Tito , as if that might have anything to do with anything . But as the song says , there are no rational reasons that are of any significance . And even after all is said and done , it all just remains part of America's overall gun culture , and has impacted the development of the popular culture in general , such as with the subject matter of such songs as this more recent one , post Columbine .
All that I have to say in conclusion is that American society is itself psychologically ill , for whatever arguable reasons .