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We Need to Bring Guns (Training) Back to School
Sam H. Shock  Jan. 3 2010
There was a time in the middle of the Twentieth Century that it was common for public schools to offer rifle training and high schools and colleges across the nation fielded rifle teams in competition. It was not unusual to see a young man carrying a rifle and no one felt threatened by the mere presence of a gun.

The assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert Kennedy brought about the liberal idea that inanimate objects should be to blame. The notions that guns cause violent behavior, that law abiding people buy guns in the heat of a dispute to commit murder, that firearms that look ‘scary’ should be banned were presented to the public by liberal groups. In short, a tool, a machine, an object incapable of thought was demonized.

Legislation enacted during the Clinton administration barred guns from school grounds, required background checks and waiting periods on firearms purchases, and brought us an ineptly name Assault Weapons Ban. The gun was further ostracized.

Our schools now teach driver education in hope of saving lives and sex education to prevent disease and teenage pregnancy. Children are taught to stop, drop, and roll in the unlikely event that their clothes catch fire. They know how to react in the event of a tornado warning. Is there no value in teaching about firearm safety? Would knowledge of gun safety not be helpful in the event that these children encounter a gun?

To deny that schools should teach gun safety is to affirm that it is proper to not provide a complete education. It pronounces it good that our students be ignorant of the realities outside of their supposedly safe school zone. It indoctrinates in them that an object can be evil and that the Nanny State will protect them from such things!

Whenever there is a vacuum or void in knowledge, there is an effort to fill that void. We call it curiosity or a thirst for knowledge. In young people today, the gun knowledge void is often filled with misinformation from movies and television or by experimentation. Both are dangerous, not only to the curious, but also to those around him.

Those who make movies are concerned only with dramatics in relation to firearms. It is good business for them to glorify killing and violence with guns. Experimenting with guns in an effort to learn is tantamount to teaching someone to drive by putting them on a freeway and telling them to drive until the gas runs out. One may know by observation that the steering wheel controls the direction of the car or that pulling the trigger fires the gun, but the fundamentals are missing.

It is only through training that we can expect someone to safely operate a car or a firearm. We would do well to offer firearm training at every opportunity.


About Ft. Hood:


For those of you who don't know, Col. Allen West is running for U.S. Congressman Ron Klein's seat in Florida . Attached is his article regarding the shootings at Ft. Hood , Texas .
 Please take a few minutes to read what he wrote

“Tragedy at Ft Hood”
Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West (US Army, Ret)


This past Thursday 13 American Soldiers were killed and another 30 wounded at a horrific mass shooting at US Army installation, Ft Hood Texas . As I watched in horror and then anger I recalled my two years of final service in the Army as a Battalion Commander at Ft Hood, 2002-2004.

My wife and two daughters were stunned at the incident having lived on the post in family housing.

A military installation, whether it is Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, or Coast Guard, is supposed to be a safe sanctuary for our Warriors and their families. It is intended to provide a home whereby our “Band of Brothers and Sisters” can find solace and bond beyond just the foxhole but as family units.

A military installation is supposed to be a place where our Warriors train for war, to serve and protect our Nation.

On Thursday, 5 November 2009 Ft Hood became a part of the battlefield in the war against Islamic totalitarianism and state sponsored terrorism.

There may be those who feel threatened by my words and would even recommend they not be uttered. To those individuals I say step aside because now is not the time for cowardice. Our Country has become so paralyzed by political correctness that we have allowed a vile and determined enemy to breach what should be the safest place in America , an Army post.

We have become so politically correct that our media is more concerned about the stress of the shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The misplaced benevolence intending to portray him as a victim is despicable. The fact that there are some who have now created an entire new classification called; “pre-virtual vicarious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” is unconscionable.

This is not a “man caused disaster”. It is what it is, an Islamic jihadist attack.

We have seen this before in 2003 when a SGT Hasan of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) threw hand grenades and opened fire into his Commanding Officer’s tent in Kuwait . We have seen the foiled attempt of Albanian Muslims who sought to attack Ft Dix, NJ. Recently we saw a young convert to Islam named Carlos Bledsoe travel to Yemen, receive terrorist training, and return to gun down two US Soldiers at a Little Rock, Arkansas Army recruiting station. We thwarted another Islamic terrorist plot in North Carolina which had US Marine Corps Base, Quantico as a target.

What have we done with all these prevalent trends? Nothing.

What we see are recalcitrant leaders who are refusing to confront the issue, Islamic terrorist infiltration into America , and possibly further into our Armed Services. Instead we have a multiculturalism and diversity syndrome on steroids.

Major Hasan should have never been transferred to Ft Hood, matter of fact he should have been Chaptered from the Army. His previous statements, poor evaluation reports, and the fact that the FBI had him under investigation for jihadist website posting should have been proof positive.

However, what we have is a typical liberal approach to find a victim, not the 13 and 30 Soldiers and Civilian, but rather the poor shooter. A shooter who we are told was a great American, who loved the Army and serving his Nation and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)

stating that his actions had nothing to do with religious belief.

We know that Major Hasan deliberately planned this episode;

 he did give away his possessions.

he stood atop a table in the confined space of the Soldier Readiness Center shouting “Allahu Akhbar”,

same chant as the 9-11 terrorists and those we fight against overseas in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of operation.

No one in leadership seems willing to sound the alarm for the American people; they are therefore complicit in any future attacks. Our Congress should suspend the insidious action to vote on a preposterous and unconstitutional healthcare bill and resolve the issue of “protecting the American people”.

The recent incidents in Dearborn Michigan , Boston Massachusetts , Dallas Texas , and Chicago Illinois should bear witness to the fact that we have an Islamic terrorism issue in America . And don’t have CAIR call me and try to issue a vanilla press statement; they are an illegitimate terrorist associated organization which should be disbanded.

We have Saudi Arabia funding close to 80% of the mosques in the United States , one right here in South Florida, Pompano Beach . Are we building churches and synagogues in Saudi Arabia ? Are “Kaffirs” and “Infidels” allowed travel to Mecca ?

So much for peaceful coexistence.

Saudi Arabia is sponsoring radical Imams who enter into our prisons and convert young men into a virulent Wahabbist ideology….one resulting in four individuals wanting to destroy synagogues in New York with plastic explosives. Thank God the explosives were dummy. They are sponsoring textbooks which present Islamic centric revisionist history in our schools.

We must recognize that there is an urgent need to separate the theo-political radical Islamic ideology out of our American society. We must begin to demand surveillance of suspected Imams and mosques that are spreading hate and preaching the overthrow of our Constitutional Republic……that speech is not protected under First Amendment, it is sedition and if done by an American treason.

There should not be some 30 Islamic terrorist training camps in America that has nothing to do with First Amendment, Freedom of Religion. The Saudis are not our friends and any American political figure who believes such is delusional.

When tolerance becomes a one way street it certainly leads to cultural suicide.

We are on that street. Liberals cannot be trusted to defend our Republic,

because their sympathies obviously lie with their perceived victim, Major Nidal Malik Hasan.

I make no apologies for these words, and anyone angered by them, please, go to Ft Hood and look into the eyes of the real victims. The tragedy at Ft Hood Texas did not have to happen. Consider now the feelings of those there and on every military installation in the world. Consider the feelings of the Warriors deployed into combat zones who now are concerned that their loved ones at home are in a combat zone.

Ft Hood suffered an Islamic jihadist attack, stop the denial, and realize a simple point.

The reality of your enemy must become your own.

Steadfast and Loyal,
Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West (US Army, Ret)

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