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Trump’s Solution to Gun Violence in Schools Is More Guns

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

In the last decade alone, 17 incidents of mass US school shootings occurred.

One or more were false flags, notably the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School incident.

The official narrative blamed Adam Lanza. Investigative work by Professor James Tracy questioned whether any shootings took place – “at least in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation’s news media” described things.

Questions about the Parkland High School incident remain unanswered, another possible false flag. Whenever endless media coverage follows mass shootings, suspicions are warranted.

Children interviewed on television about Parkland High School shootings, including on a CNN town hall discussion, were coached to recite scripted lines, repeating the same narrative, a clear red flag.

One was a retired FBI agent’s son, allowed on air to defend the agency, operating like a national Gestapo, defending privilege against beneficial social change, involved with the Justice Department in wanting Trump removed from office.

Unreported was one or more students saying multiple gunmen were involved in the Parkland incident. One student was speaking to accused gunman Nicolas Cruz when gunshots were heard, not fired by him.

Parkland High School had a same day shooting drill hours before the incident. Weeks earlier, secret service agents visited the school. Why is unclear.

Numerous earlier false flag shooting incidents occurred in US and European cities. Was Parkland High School the most recent one?

The solution to gun violence in America isn’t more guns. Trump called for arming teachers and school staff.

Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence calls the issue in America “one of the most urgent public health crises of our time, with nearly 115,000 Americans killed or injured by bullets each year.”

Nearly half of homicide victims in America are Blacks, mostly youths. Solutions to the problem are elusive.

For sure, more guns isn’t one of them. Mass and individual shootings in America occur in various public places.

According to Trump’s logic, should staff in shopping malls, retail stores, supermarkets, sports stadiums, movie theaters, commercial and residential buildings, hospitals, places of worship and elsewhere be armed to prevent possible gun-related violence?

Should everyone be armed for protection against neighbors and others? America notoriously is the world’s most violent developed society.

Endless wars are glorified in the name of peace – waged against one or more adversaries, others in the wings to be launched, a perpetual cycle of state-sponsored violence.

Inner-city US communities are battlegrounds, claiming far more casualties than killed or wounded US military personnel in war theaters.

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury in America, the second leading cause of death. Should wives and husbands be armed for protection against each other? Should children be armed for safety against possible violent parents?

Statistically homes with adult men are the most dangerous place in America. Should all US citizens and residents above a certain age be armed for protection?

Should US cities and towns nationwide be occupied by military forces to aid already heavily militarized police?

Should personal freedoms be abolished for public safety?

Throwing guns at a gun violence issue assures exacerbating the problem, not solving it.

Trump’s proposal sounded like something the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun manufacturers cooked up for increased sales and profits – the president of the United States acting as their spokesman.

US schools need more education-related funding, greater dedication to learning to prepare children for adulthood – not teachers packing concealed weapons.

America needs less militarization, not more of it. People have the right to own and use guns legally, not for killing each other.

US military forces (along with its rogue allies) and killer cops are responsible for most deaths and injuries in America and abroad from guns and other weapons.

They represent the greatest unaddressed problem in media reports and debates on mass shootings.

Violence is engrained in US culture, state-sponsored the greatest problem, the least acknowledged.

Solutions to gun violence in America will remain elusive without addressing the nation’s violent culture, its agenda for global dominance, its addiction to endless wars.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.