It seems that CNN had a public forum, a town hall type meeting that is big in the news this morning.
Ostensibly set up as a place for survivors of the latest outrage to vent, they invited local politicos to attend. Senator Marco Rubio was one who showed up. Of course, CNN scripted the whole thing, to provide coverage to their preferred narrative that guns are bad and Republicans are evil. Kudos to Rubio for showing up to be the scapegoat. Those people needed to vent, and he provided the target.
These folks are grieving. I get it. They're hurting and they aren't getting the answers they need. The horrible truth is that they won't get the answers they seek. Those answers don't exist. The sick, tormented person who conducted the atrocity (no, I won't use his name), probably doesn't have the answers. Those answers won't exist until we as a society get over the idea that Government is the answer. It's not, it's often the problem.
Government allowed the offender to stay in the school system, long after it was apparent that he was a continuing problem. Government failed to heed warnings that he was dangerous. Government failed to protect the innocent children that were slain. Government failed.
I was in a meeting the other night, talking exactly about these things. Someone mentioned that "this is the world we live in", and I've been thinking about that phrase, and the implications of that mindset. When I hear that, I seem to hear that we, as a society, are willing to live in a less free society because sometimes bad people do bad things.
In related news, I see that Broward County deputies will carry rifles on school campuses.I admit to mixed feelings about that. We all know that I'm a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and I've carried rifles as part of my duty when I was in other assignments and working for my Uncle.
But, if this is the world we live in, perhaps the bad guys have won. Of course we have a mandate to protect the children, but at what price? I admit that I'll have to ponder this a bit longer.