Thursday, January 24, 2013

It's none of their business

Patrice over at Rural Revolution had a great blog post today. It's discussing a proposed bill by a Missouri senator regarding reporting to a child's school if you have in guns your home.

"Now comes word of a Missouri lawmaker who wants any parent who owns guns to notify their child's school. "

Now I know I have not expressed on this blog my feelings regarding guns or politics or anything like that. But if you take a look at what I read and who those blogs I belong to, you'll notice that there is a common theme.

I believe, based on the second Amendment, that it is my right to purchase whatever firearm or however many firearms that I want. Now JW is of course the big gun purchaser, I am not. I will confess that I do not know all the makes, models, or caliber's. That is JW's department. Yes that does seem kind of like a cop out, but it wasn't until the last several years that I have really become interested in them.

In my previous life as a single parent I was just a sheeple. I was one of those people that went along with whatever was told to me, occasionally bucking the system, but going along for the most part.
And then one day I woke up and I realized I was tired of being told what to do and following blindly. I had a mind of my own. I wanted to be able to make my own decisions on what I wanted to do, what I wanted to own, what I wanted for my children and how I wanted to raise them.  Not what was trendy or popular, but what I thought was best. And I did just that.

Which brings me to today.

I don't think that I ever would have imagined a world where I would need to report to my child's school how many firearms we had in our home.
That is something to me that seems like it would be from another country.
But there is someone out there that is actually proposing this here, in the United States, where we live.
And that saddens and angers me at the same time. I am realistic about how the government is run, and how the liberal namby pambys in office are dragging us down into a welfare state, but maybe I'm still naive. I never thought we would be at this point.

At no point in time have I ever imagined that I would ever have to explain to my children's school what I did in my own private home, and what I may or may not own. That is of no concern to a child's school.
I can understand if a kid brings a gun to school, or is telling everyone about the guns that they have. But I think that most of us would agree that most children who are taught properly about guns don't do that. My kids didn't. And many people I know that have guns at home don't have that problem with their children either.

I know that what happened in Newtown was a horrific tragedy. But that boy was not school aged.
And this bill would not have helped. Most violence in school's today are not gun related.
As for helping to prevent violence in school, how would this bill realistically help?
Seriously. If there is a kid at school with a gun wandering the hallways, what are you going to do with the information of all of the parents that have guns at home? Call them up and ask if you can borrow their gun to protect the students??

Maybe it's time for the schools and senators to stop worrying about what's going on in my home.


  1. the thing I don't get is how knowing what guns a family has is going to stop a child determined to bring a gun to school

  2. The point of their "thinking" is that there IS no real point. Unless you mean that they want to control EVERY SINGLE ASPECT of your life.

    Glad to have found you, looking to reading your past posts & looking forward to new ones. (Found you over at Patrice's place)

  3. Thanks Carolyn.
    And control is correct. As long as they have us under their thumb, they think we will be subdued and submit to their "thinking".

  4. I think they have really missed the boat on having increased gun restrictions. Weren't there already a lot of gun laws on the books in CT? Problem is, criminals don't follow the laws.
    Why doesn't anyone report about how many people are killed by drunk drivers, hands and fists, and blunt objects like hammers? These methods ALL kill way more people than guns ever did.
    The problem is in the the heart of the person. If they are evil, and are bent on doing harm, no law can change that. They will use a knife, their hands, a string or anything else they can manipulate to case harm to others. I read that someone in China killed 22 school children with a knife.
    I'm just tired of the stupidity of the gun control arguments. Like passing laws would make a difference. The only thing it will do is leave innocent people defenseless.

    1. Farm Mama you are correct about being defenseless.
      That's what is going to end up happening, and people are going to be screwed when SHTF and they can't protect themselves because "oooh guns are so bad".

  5. It's really scary what is happening to this country.....and most people have no idea!!! When they want to take our guns away, it's time to buy some more!!!

    1. It is scary. And unfortunately all of this garbage that is happening now is causing prices to skyrocket. It's ridiculous!

  6. School boards, and administrators are nosy, pinheaded wastes of air. They're already just about useless - and they know it - so they look for more ways to justify their high salaries and keeping people from noticing how much money they waste paying these people to feel self-important.

    1. They are very useless. My kids are older now, but even in the 90's they were just as nosy and useless. I am ever so glad that I don't have kids in school anymore. I don't think I could deal with the stupidity of the school system.

    2. Local schools spend from $10,000 to $13,000 per student each year. At the teaching level, the amount of money has probably been steady for a long time. At the administrative, BS level, the costs have steadily risen.

      Like any organization, school administrators get lazy, figure out how to delegate more of their tasks, and still get raises, until the organization starts falling apart. In the private sector, money dictates drastic measures and cuts. In the public sector, the organization becomes too top heavy, incompetence becomes the new standard and bureaucrats look for ways to justify their position by becoming more intrusive.

  7. Hmmm, wonder how they account for all the folks that have guns that don't have kids in school?