Let us review some recent news stories:
A 7-year-old in Maryland was suspended from school because he chewed his Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun. Not to worry, the school is offering counseling for any students that may have been traumatized by this dastardly deed. I suggest that any student who requires counseling over this will require lifelong counseling no matter what. I called my 8-year-old granddaughter and asked her opinion; she laughed and thought grandpa was making it up.
A student in Michigan brought cupcakes to school that were decorated with plastic figures dressed in World War II soldiers uniforms. The cupcakes were confiscated. How dare he honor our soldiers. I hope that the school officials properly secured the evidence in zippered envelopes and protected the evidence chain of custody just in case the DA chooses to prosecute this miscreant.
Colorado state Sen. Mary Hodge opined that military vets and even active duty soldiers should not be exempt from legislation limiting magazine capacity because many of them have mental health issues.
Florida legislator Audrey Gibson stated that anyone wanting to purchase ammunition should be required to take an anger management course. This from a woman who represents the violent crime leading district in the state.
Major Hasan is diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder even though he was never assigned outside the U.S. He murdered 13 fellow soldiers while yelling “Allah Akbar.” A workplace violence incident to be sure.
Boys and girls, we are in deep trouble.
The writer lives in Murrells Inlet.