Try some Logic, Kids!

I hate to tell the kids “marching” for gun control that they are directing their energies in the wrong direction. Can you older folks remember when you were a teen ager? You knew everything, and you were certainly wiser than your parents who were “old-fashioned” and out of date. Remember?

Britain has taken all the guns from people who have never broken a law. Now, the Mayor of London has called for “Knife Control.” No, I’m not making that up, it’s true. The logical trajectory of this movement will continue until we “outlaw” hammers, bricks, sharp pencils, rope, cars, shovels, sticks, ice picks, shoe laces, baseball bats,  stairs (well, after all, you can push someone down the stairs and kill them, can’t you?)

The problem, young people, is not “guns” but a sick society. You have reached your teens with no discipline; no encouragement toward religion, no influence toward seeking a future that includes “work.” You’ve been taught that America is a terrible place and that you are a racist (if you are white oddly, blacks are never racist) and liberals have convinced you that if we take away all the guns in the nation peace will prevail and nobody will be murdered again.

I hate to disillusion you, but ALL of that is poppycock. Your choice of “music” is performed mostly by criminals who paint a sordid picture of “Bitches” and “Ho’s” and policemen who set out each day to kill innocent black people. The evening news is filled with stories of corrupt and evil people running your city and stuffing their pockets with tax-payer’s money. Politics (and politicians) has always been full of self-serving crooks. Drive-by killings are as common as flies and mosquitoes. Home invasions and burglaries are considered the price of living in a nice home.

Have you given ANY thought to why law-abiding citizens own firearms? I’ll tell you. It is to protect themselves from a rampant, violent portion of our population who deliberately prey on innocent people. Taking the guns from folks who just want to stay alive when faced with these everyday monsters is not the solution to mass killings.

No, you have a bigger job than that, teen agers. You are going to have to CHANGE SOCIETY, if you want peace. You are going to have to work hard to get America back on the rails toward morality. Fill the streets, if you wish and if it makes you feel better. But you are going to have to grow up a bit more for you to recognize that taking guns from law-abiders won’t accomplish what you say you want. You could start by demanding that God be placed back in your schools. And you could aim toward a career that works toward bringing back the morals of a decent society. It’s going to be a long process and it requires more than marching with senseless signs. But somebody has to start it, so let it be you.


About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on and available from . .
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