In an attack all to reminiscent of the Sandy Hook attack in 2012, it appears that an 18 year old student of the district attacked the elementary school with a handgun, and possible a rifle, leaving a teacher and eighteen students dead.
Robb Elementary was turned into a killing ground… by a high schooler.
There is an unknown number of injured at this time but two were reported critical evacuated from the school.
Officers at the school shot and killed the 18 year old assailant, Salvador Ramos, after being reportedly fired upon. Two officers were reported struck by gunfire.
The attacker is reported to have shot his grandmother, who was airlifted to the hospital, before continuing on to attack the school.
No motive is known at this time and there are no other suspects.
The calls for “action” have already begun…
It’s also so… predictable… I am tired of writing about dead kids because some older kid couldn’t figure life out and decided mass homicide was the solution. I’m equally tired of the shrill nonsense being peddled as the solution by people who couldn’t understand less about violence yet are in the seats to win political favors by running their fucking mouths.
Biden, Harris, Clinton… they’ve all started. They will all use Robb Elementary and Tops to call for more useless garbage legislation that cannot move the morality of this nation by one iota while failing to acknowledge any of this nations leadership culpability in fomenting an environment of vileness, deceit, and pettiness that breeds despair.
I don’t know a thing about this kid’s motive, or internet profiles, online presence, or any of the rest. But I know high schoolers shouldn’t be spending their ‘invincible’ years entering adulthood believing for a single second that their absolution is found in a bloodbath. Why? This doesn’t just happen because modern handguns were invented over a century ago and have been sold everywhere since. What combination of attention, negative influence, and just the dark temptation of absolute evil do we have to cut off to make this act horrific to all again. Not most, not everyone who is grieving and horrified, all. Everyone. What instills a rekindling in the value of life over the selfishness of a gory death in a perverted parody of “glory” through infamy?
I don’t know.
Just as bad as the idiots calling for absurdly useless gun control solutions are the conspiratards. The folks accusing this directly on some deep cover CIA bullshit spun up by the barely coherent President and his equally laughable staff of buffoons. All because they wanted to “pass gun control” or “win the midterms” or some other facet that makes you forget that these folks all play for team Washington in the end, they just wear red or blue and pander to their pet base.
It all supposes one idiotic presumption. That no one has the free agency to just do this. They do. Everyone, everywhere, every single day has an astonishing amount of free agency to do as they please. They choose not to. That is the terrifying part of free will and one thing that cannot be legislated away. You can’t make evil go away by making it illegal.
Making something illegal doesn’t stop it.
It never has.
It never will.
So why cling to gun control?
Because it is easier than admitting that we’ve fucked up, collectively, all of us, every single man and woman who has been in a position of influence has been letting this slide into higher stress, depression, despair, and divisiveness and we’ve been doing it to win and virtue signal our pet projects at the expense of our kids. Look at the world this kid went through high school in, lockdowns, riots, pandemic, and teetering on the edge of a world war round 3. The adults, especially those 50+ (so nearly every politician in a high seat), fucked that up.
And here we are.