Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Thursday, June 12, 2014

It's a gun world after all.

It's a world of sorrow, a world of tears
It's a world of terror, its a world of fear
There's so much that we share
That it's time we're aware
It's a gun world after all

It's a gun world after all
It's a gun world after all
It's a gun world after all
It's a gun, gun world

There is just one moon and one golden sun
And just one shot, terror for everyone.
Because the N.R.A. has lied
And their influence is wide
It's a gun gun world

These are photos of children with real guns, not toys.  Gun manufacturers sell them so that they look cute and the children's parents can color coordinate the deadly weapons with their children's decor.

Photos by An-Sofie Kesteleyn of Amsterdam

Bulletproof blankets would protect students in case of school shooting

This Map Shows The 74 School Shootings Since Sandy Hook




Anonymous said...

Most of the mass shootings are not done by rednecks who know how to handle guns,they are done by left leaning privilaged white kids and/ or unchecked people with mental illness.
Guns don't kill people,people kill people

Shaw Kenawe said...

Yeah. Cigarettes don't kill people, lung cancer kills people. Yeah. Got it.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

So should we ban cars too?

Jerry Critter said...

Don't blame the world. It is a gun USA! Guns don't kill,children. WE do!

Dave Miller said...

i remember every Friday at 10am in elementary school hearing the sirens and getting under a desk as shelter in the event the USSR launched a nuclear attack on the US.

Now suppose we will have to have lessons on what to do in the event of a mass shooting in our schools.

Years ago the threat came from outside. Now it is coming from within.

If we were to place the great majority of shooters on a continuum, where do most people think they would fall?

Clearly something is pushing these folks to the irrational fringes. Perhaps if we had more funding to care for mental illnesses, we might be able to limit the scourge.

Duckys here said...

Come on, Shaw, the kids can arm themselves and they have body armor. Problem solved.

And just think of the stimulus to the economy.

"One major hurdle the ProTecht team must overcome is the price they are charging. At nearly $1,000 per blanket, already-strapped public schools could have a difficult time coming up with enough money to deploy the protective gear. Yet the owners have touted the blankets’ versatility, especially in the event that a community is not equipped with enough storm shelters."
(found that on Infowars)

Remind me to see if protective body armor is in the budget of my grand niece's school.

We are taking that concept seriously? Next the NRA counters that an armed monitor in each classroom is the answer.

Duckys here said...

"With a hefty price tag of $1,000 each, the Bodyguard Blanket poses a considerable expense for public schools, which spent an average of about $11,000 nationally per student in 2010-11, according to the National Center for Education Statistics."

Nearly 10% of the per student budget.

Can they make a deluxe model that fits in a standard backpack and slips past the metal detectors.

And you can have body armor deployment drills just like fire drills.

What has happened to our common sense?

BB-Idaho said...

The photos of the little NRA kids with their color coordinated toy
assault weapons show sober, almost sneering prepubescent faces, not the happy smiles we
associate with that age group.
(us ancients made slingshots and were content with that)

Grung_e_Gene said...

After everyone of these conservative domestic terrorist attacks. Right-Wing Gun Humpers take to the Internet to declare, 'FALSE FLAG!' 'IT WAS LEFTISTS!'

Or they say its hollywood movies or mental illiness or video games.

It's the proliferation of guns and the ideology pushed by Republicans, ALEC and the NRA.

Guns and Conservative Ideology creates School Shootings and 30,000+ of dead by guns each and every year in America.

Jerry Critter said...

Don't forget our BB guns.

Shaw Kenawe said...

" Anonymous said...
So should we ban cars too?
June 12, 2014 at 10:23 AM Delete"

We've gone over this false eqivalency numerous times. Listen carefully Anon. A car's main purpose is transportation. Most people cannot live without one, especially people who live in the suburbs and rural areas.

A gun's main purpose is to kill. Most people can live their lives without one.

Got that? Your statement is nonsense.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Jerry Critter said...
Don't blame the world. It is a gun USA! Guns don't kill,children. WE do!

June 12, 2014 at 11:45 AM Delete"

Well my point was it's OUR GUN WORLD AFTER ALL. Yeah. Guns don't kill children, gun do. But don't repeat that to the gun fetishers.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave, I remember those drills in grammar school, too.

I now have grandchildren in grammar school and I worry about a mentally ill person with a gun. The NRA is behind the arming of America. This was not happening 20 years ago. I blame them for the increase in school shooting. More guns mean more sickos who have guns, thus more shootings.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Ducky, all I ever hear from the NRA types is that we can't do anything about this travesty, except other western democracies don't have this problem. It's a man-made problem, so we can solve it. We just don't care enough about our children to do so.

Shaw Kenawe said...

BB-Idaho, I noticed the very same thing. None of those kids with their adorable lethal weapons was smiling and looking like they were happy.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Grunge_e_Gene, we know that the NRA and the gun manufacturers are behind the proliferation of these weapons in the hands of so many millions of citizens, including mentally deranged citizens. They don't care.

Anonymous said...

Those blankets would be better used for protection from falling glass and stuff during a tornado, or an earthquake.

Anonymous said...

Guns are used for self defense,especially if you live in a bad neighborhood where criminals have guns

Duckys here said...

Yes, Shaw, we could solve it. Look at what happened in Australia when they started experiencing a fraction of the mass shootings we have.
Strict gun control and the problem virtually vanished.

Duckys here said...

@Shaw -- None of those kids with their adorable lethal weapons was smiling and looking like they were happy.

The photographers page

Look through the section "American portraits"

Don't know much about her except:
1. She's damn good
2. I believe she's Dutch
3. She seems to find America joyless

Rational Nation USA said...

Creating a melancholy world. Sometimes one simply cannot help but to wonder if indeed the "good old days" were better.

okjimm said...

maybe Les is on to something...the good old days...when kids were armed with Bubble Gum,,,,, not Guns.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Anonymous said...
Guns are used for self defense,especially if you live in a bad neighborhood where criminals have guns"

You are aware that this thread is about CHILDREN and guns? Are you suggesting that children should arm themselves for defense in a neighborhood where criminals have guns?

Anonymous said...

In this day of internet bullying and perverts searching the net for children; how stupid must a parent be to allow their children to become internet viral images for anything? I wouldn't let my kids pictures on the net if they were holding muffins, that includes posting pictures of my kids on an innocent family blog.