Children and Guns Part 1


Children at play with guns

Children at play with guns

Not my idea of "toys"
Not my idea of “toys”

I remember apple fights

I remember apple fights and no guns of any kind

A gun collector gives his family Christmas

A gun collector gives his family Christmas

Was this the way taught to deal with life?
Was this the way Jesus taught humans to deal with life?

Some of the experts

Some of the experts

The end of a family

The end of a family

My blog today was inspired because of a news story I heard on cable. After everything we have been through lately with mass shootings, I feel the need to talk about Domestic Violence. This is a case where a kid was angry at his mother. These are his words. He shot his mother. His nine year old brother entered and the teen picked up the dead mother’s head and showed it to the nine year old and then shot him. He proceeded to also shoot and kill two other younger siblings. He then gathered up his guns and planned on going to the local Walmart and shooting it up.

This type and extent of anger is a mental health issue and it is also a question of  the issue of guns in the home. If you look at the images I posted you will find so many children holding and perhaps learning to shoot a gun. Our children can’t spell, do math, or read but parents are making sure they learn how to handle a gun. This seems like a case of mixed up priorities.

If you talk to seasoned soldiers, the ones who have actually killed another human being. I believe it would shake people and kids up. I was a nurse in the day, and it is a significant experience to watch the end of a person’s life. Yes, there are bad people in the world. Do you want or do you want your children to experience taking the life of another human being.  To eliminate that bit of Divinity that exists within the worst of criminals. I always wonder what made a person choose to be evil. There are very real reasons and most stem from a childhood where the person didn’t experience love, acceptance, support or ethical teachings.

So we need to continue our conversation about guns. It isn’t a yes or no choice. There are many perspectives. I invite you all to share your feelings and any expertise in the area. I invite all comments. I invite all opinions and perspectives and perhaps we can get people thinking and then discussing with their own family and friends. May each soul that returns to The One be supported and loved as they transition to the next level of existence. Many blessings to all.