Alright I’ve been pissed since this latest shooting which has only intensified with each new one but somehow someone has managed to take that to a whole new level. Are they frigging kidding me?
Armored backpacks! No this company isn’t praying on the fears of parents, not at all. “Hey folks a bunch of kids just got killed so here buy this expensive backpack in hopes it will protect your child at the next school shooting.’ They’ll make a butt load of money off parents thinking this is the answer to their prayers. It isn’t.
Hey, here’s a novel idea. What don’t we stop the fucking shootings. Now I’m not going to claim I have a pat answer for that resolution but I’ve been lead to believe there are smarter people than me out there and I would think they could come up with an idea for this one.
My husband made the statement after seeing a news report on these backpack, “Yeah, and why don’t we just completely outfit our kids in bulletproof armor like we do our soldiers for combat?”
Well maybe what we should be doing is just go to an all military training academy setups and go ahead and train them for live combat. After all, it seems that is what they take a chance on every day of their young lives.
Back to those backpacks. How many children carry those things all day every day in school? I know it’s been a while since I went to school and back then just about the only ones who carried backpacks back then were the nerds. Now it hasn’t been that long since my daughter went to school and by then most all kids were using those things that my generation turned its nose up to. What do I remember about when my daughters were in school? OK, I admit even that has been a while but I doubt that this one thing has changed a whole lot but I could be wrong. My girls didn’t carry those heavy things all day long in school. They generally put them in their lockers and carried only what was needed to any given class. So unless kids are wanting to lug around those heavy, cumbersome things to every class or not may have changed but somehow I doubt it. After all, that still isn’t a cool look when you’re trying to show off something about yourself.
Even if they did carry them you’ve got a small area of protection to their backs against handguns but a high powered rifle, not so much. You still have all their unprotected areas and it’s a lot more than that backpack can cover. I’m not about to go into gruesome points here because, well I don’t think it would be right is all.
So let’s get back to what could really make a difference to our children. Stop the shootings. Here’s something for all you politicians to consider. These kids may not be able to vote right now but guess what you idiots, those that manage to survive their school years one day will be. Most are going to remember those of you still in office then and they will have a chance to call you on the carpet. Here’s the real kicker. If you have children you’re grooming to follow in your footsteps, what do you want to bet this will follow them as well? You’re sons and or daughter’s political career gets sideline right out of the box.
Of course I’d be willing to bet that your little darlings are safely tucked away in some high price school with major security keeping an eye on them. Children in public schools do not.
So keep it up and keep playing Russian roulette with the lives of our youth. I see some are already finding their voice and to them I say. Good for you. Don’t let them shut you up. Don’t back down. You have the right to expect protection from your parents, your schools, and every branch of our government and our society as a whole.