Sun-Times Starts Rolling Out Campaign to End Gun Violence

It has entitled its series of suggestions “31 Bullets” for the number of bullets sold per person in the country each year.

The Chicago Sun-Times’ logo for its series.

(I do wonder if that includes the number bought by agencies having no need whatsoever to stockpile bullets.  See Adam Andrzejewski’s October 20, 2017 article in Forbes:  “Why are federal bureaucrats buying guns and ammo?  $158 million spent by non-military agencies.”)

Its first suggestion is to keep guns out of classrooms.

“We think it’s a terrible idea,” the editorial says.

Instead, the Sun-Times suggests “… the nurturing of positive relationships among students, teachers and staff.

“A Gallup poll conducted in March found that nearly three-fourths of U.S. teachers do not want to carry guns in schools. They overwhelmingly favor gun control over security steps meant to “harden” schools,” the editorial says.

OK. so 75% of teachers don’t want to carry guns.

Fair enough.  They are members of a nurturing profession.

However, I figure that that far, far less than 25% of school employees would be plenty to dissuade nuts from charging into a school with the intention of shooting it up.

I’ve written this before, but I’ll repeat two experiences.

At my son’s junior high I asked a teacher with a deer head on his classroom wall if he would be willing to carry a gun at school, if given permission.

His answer was in the affirmative.

My grandfather lived in Elkton, Maryland, in the early forties or late thirties.

There was a crime wave.

The Mayor swore in fifty “secret deputies” and gave each one a handgun.

My father showed it to me and told what happenened.

Right after the announcement, the crime wave stopped.

It’s OK if the Sun-Times and other liberals think making schools “protection free” zones is the way to intimidate those thinking about shooting up a school.

I still think having folks with guns inside and letter everyone know such armed people are there makes more sense.

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TFrom Andrzejewski’s article:

The Social Security Administration spent $61,129 on bullets including 50,000 rounds of ammunition plus 12-gauge buckshot and slug ammo.

Department of Education (DOE) – The DOE is armed and ready with 88 law enforcement officers possessing arrest and firearm authority. They’ve purchased buckshot for their shotguns and 40-caliber ammunition for their Glocks. DOE special agents dress in body armor. Their spending on guns, ammunition and military-style equipment was up 25 percent during the last two years under the Obama Administration. Yet, in 2016, it took a pair of armed U.S. Marshals to arrest a man for his unpaid $1,500 student loan!


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Sun-Times Starts Rolling Out Campaign to End Gun Violence — 18 Comments

  1. Sunshine alert! Sunshine alert! Please join me in a county-wide outrage against this latest assault on our second amendment rights. Thank God for our sunshine blogger who brings these sort of conspiracies to bright light. 189 days. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meeeeeoooooowwwwwww…

  2. Want to end “gun violence” ?

    Bring back capitol punishment or stop whining about so called “gun violence”.

    Because in reality, it’s the person that pulls the trigger not the other way around.

  3. The only thing today’s teachers are good at carrying, are picket signs.

  4. **It has entitled its series of suggestions “31 Bullets” for the number of bullets sold in the country each year.**

    Sigh… you need an editor. Only 31 bullets are sold in the country each year?

  5. **Bring back capitol punishment or stop whining about so called “gun violence”.**

    LOL – please show me some research showing that capitol punishment reduces gun violence.

  6. Not a critical thinker are you Alabama? Why don’t you look up their campaign before you start accusing people of not knowing how to edit a headline? You are really stupid because you put your foot in your mouth so quickly!

  7. Thanks for noticing my mistake, Citizen Editor.

    It’s 31 bullets per person.

    I’ll make the correction.

  8. You got that right, Cindy.
    Shakes is one of our resident blowhards devoid of any functioning
    critical thought.
    Too stupid, lazy or both to do a simple search of the internet concerning
    this matter, never missing a opportunity to prove what a witless fool he is.
    Instead he whines like a bed wetting sissy for other to do his work for him.

    Well here it is, and from CBS no less:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/death-penalty-deters-murders-studies-say/

  9. To be fully effective, the sentence must be carried out within the Public’s memory of the crime.

    The standards of evidence must be must higher for a capital sentence, but the Appeals must be fast tracked.

  10. It is a proven fact that criminals commit less crime after being shot.

    If there were more citizens carrying firearms and no “gun free zones”, the criminals would be less likely to attempt crimes knowing they may be quickly sentenced to death by the intended victim or a bystander.

    If the criminal is not worried about a murder or robbery or rape charge, they certainly don’t give a crap if they are violating a gun law.

  11. The nra will create a “gun free zone” for Mike Pence during their convention. Long live this sunshine blog! 188 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeoooooowwwwwww…

  12. Angel, they also do that for the President.

    I’m guessing that would be to prevent some liberal nut job from trying to assassinate him because he is pro-life.

    It is not really a “gun free zone” because there are plenty of well armed Secret Service everywhere.

    No sheep in that zone.

    188 days ? Is that when you are moving to Mexico ?

  13. Good try at deflection. The truth is the nra is banning guns from an event in their own convention. 188 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meeeeeoooooowwwwwww…

  14. **Not a critical thinker are you Alabama? Why don’t you look up their campaign before you start accusing people of not knowing how to edit a headline? You are really stupid because you put your foot in your mouth so quickly!**

    Uhhh…want to try again? Cal admitted he was wrong.

  15. He wasn’t wrong. Look at their logo! He has no obligation to explain their logo to you. They are the nitwits that picked that logo.

  16. lol Alabama. Washington Compost? Seriously? That is tantamount to linking to the Northworst Herald. A typo, a gaff, a blunder, a boo-boo, a slip, a flub, or mistake is not equivalent to being wrong. You tried very hard to disgrace him over a couple of missing words. I find it repugnant that you get such glee from thinking you “GOT ‘EM!” It just made you look very stupid and petty. Go back to your safe spot. Maybe you can calm down there.

  17. My safe spot is right here on McHenry County Blog. There’s no safer place around.

    But only if I remember my tin foil.

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