Growing up in a small town and watching Saturday afternoon movies, my favorites were Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Hopalong Cassidy. Roy's fancy and chromed pistols were such that maybe Newberry's had some for kids. They did and though cheap and didn't last beyond a rain, I loved being a cowboy. I was nine years old.
This new and tragic gun story makes me wonder just who is in charge? Does governing require that permission must be obtained from the National Rifle Association to change gun laws or is it up to the voters? Simple question, but the reality is the voter is not in charge. Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnel and Marcia and Chuck are in charge and they do not go against the NRA.
I have an idea that should please every Republican beholden to a company and not the voters. Why not outfit all children with a holster, gun, and training? If that classroom in Texas had shooters the shooter would not have succeeded. The five-year-old hand is tiny so design would be carefully executed. Ditto for the size hand of a 10-year-old up to high school.
The gun manufacturers would then pour money into the coffers of Chuck and of Marcia and of Ted and of Mitch. We would not have a two party system in the U.S. but just one party. Actually, we have only one governing party and it is not my party.