School Shooting in Kentucky – I generally do not post stories about news or politics and such. I have my own opinions and I doubt very many have the same opinions as I do.
But there was a school shooting today in Marshall County, Kentucky. It is in the western region of our Commonwealth.
But I feel like I should probably speak up about this since it happened in the state I live in.
Gunman in custody after 2 students killed, 19 injured in Kentucky high school shooting FOX 17 News
That is the headline of the website reporting this. Our Governor Matt Bevin took it upon himself to fly to the scene. Here is a tweet that from CBS Evening News.
LATEST update from @GovMattBevin on the deadly school shooting in Kentucky:
-2 are dead, 15-year-old male & female
-19 injured, 14 of them have gunshot wounds
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) January 23, 2018
I am truly sorry that this happened, it breaks my heart when kids die for any reason. Today would have been a great day to be tardy to school. Prayers for all involved it’s going to take a long time to heal from this one in this community. Some will never heal.
School Shooting in Kentucky
What could have been done to prevent this from happening? It’s a gun free zone that is the law, yet it failed to prevent this tragedy.
Gun free zone means the area where use or possession of firearms is considered as a crime. An example of a gun free zone is a school. The gun free school zones act governs the use of gun in a school area. The gun free school zone makes it unlawful the procession of firearms. 18 USCS § 922 (g)
People want more gun control, but adding more gun control won’t prevent a 15-year-old from getting a gun and taking it to school and shooting a bunch of people. The 15-year-old can’t legally have a gun anyway.
The requirements to be eligible for the purchase of firearms–which includes shotguns, rifles, handguns, and any firearm legally permitted–is restricted to those who are legal citizens of the United States. Though it is not strictly stated in the written law of Kentucky firearms, it can be assumed that the age requirement to purchase a weapon is to be at least 18 years of age.
I am fairly certain a 15-year-old boy can’t walk into a gun shop and buy a pistol, anywhere. So we can assume that the gun came from the home. What laws could be enacted to prevent a 15-year-old from grabbing a gun from home and taking it to school and start shooting?
There are only two options to prevent school shootings from happening. 1. 100% Gun Ban – but this option will never go through. 2. is to arm teachers or have armed guards. I know what some will say “this only puts more guns closer to our children.” The only thing that would truly stop a BAD guy/gal with a Gun is a GOOD guy/gal with a gun.
More gun laws are not the answer. Bad people don’t pay attention to laws – hence the reason they are bad people.