Thank you for reading thecheers.org's breaking news stories.

Abortions blamed for school shootings? Only in America

 article about abortions blamed for school shootings
2018-05-21 01:14:23
But abortions aren't the only culprits. There's also removal of religion from schools, too many entrances to schools, unarmed teachers, irresponsible gun owners, and violent video games. Obviously, it's not the guns and the ease of buying them. Never. That's if you choose to believe Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

Here's what he said on Sunday.

Abortions and 'broken' families

"We have 50 million abortions. We have families that are broken apart, no fathers at home. We have incredible heinous violence as a [video] game, two hours a day in front of their eyes. And we stand here and we wonder why this happens to certain students."

What do abortions have to do with school shootings? There are broken families in every single country in the world, in many countries way more than in the United States. You don't see so many school shooting there, if any at all. So where's your research on that?

Removing religion from schools

"We have devalued life in this country. We threw God out of school."

What does religion have to do with school shootings? In the past religion has been the reason of...well, almost every war.

Too many entrances to schools

"We need to get down to one or two entrances into our schools. You have the necessary exits for fire, of course, but we have to funnel our students into our schools so we can put eyes on them."

So locking people inside the schools is you idea of avoiding school shootings? Hmm. Are you stupid or are you stupid?

Unarmed teachers

"We have to arm our teachers. ... If another person has a gun, the best way to stop that person is with another person with a gun. But an even better way is four people with a gun to stop that person. I said this morning on an interview: 'This is not about guns.' ... This is about us, as a culture and a nation. Who are we?"

Do I remember incorrectly that there was just a school shooting where the teacher fired a gun at school? In February 53-year-old social studies teacher in Georgia brought a gun to school, barricaded himself in his classroom Wednesday and fired a single shot. In March a teacher in Northern California accidentally discharged a firearm while teaching a public safety class.

You choose to arm teachers instead of dealing with the gun problem which you don't feel is a problem at all? Are you serious?

Irresponsible gun owners

"I'm a gun owner. Many of you are gun owners. We have a responsibility to be sure our guns are safe at home. That's where gun control starts, at home. ... Your guns ought to be safe at home."

You put Trump in the office, and you expect those same people who voted for him to be responsible gun owners?

Violent video games

"The video games issue, we have got to address in this country. Based on all the research we have done, 97%, according to psychologists and psychiatrists ... of teenagers view video games, and 85% of those video games are violent. ... And what are these games showing you how to do? Kill people. ... The vast majority [of psychologists and psychiatrists] will tell you it leads them to become numb to violence, to have less empathy to their victims and be more aggressive. Does that impact everyone who views them? No, but it obviously is part of the problem."

Still, don't people in every country play violent video games? Obviously, some people might be influenced by violent video games but what if they didn't have access to firearms, wouldn't that solve the problem quicker?




have your say


more in Breaking News
Elon Musk to build build high-speed Chicago airport link
abortions blamed for school shootings

Boring Company, another one of Elon Musk's ventures, is planning to build a high-speed transportation link to the Chicago's airport that will be powered by batteries and gets people to and from the airport three or four times faster (at a speed of up to 150 miles per hour).

Tesla to lay off 3500 workers to eliminate bureaucracy
abortions blamed for school shootings

Tesla and Elon Musk have been in the news a lot lately with different stories - from innovation to genius of Musk, from ramblings of Musk to how Tesla can't keep up with their promises. So news about pretty much everything.

When two dictators meet
abortions blamed for school shootings

As praised by Fox News, the meeting of two dictators is currently in progress and what do two dictators do when they meet each other? They praise each other with overwhelming compliments.

Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips have cost way more than Mueller investigation
abortions blamed for school shootings

One could say that Trump has been complaining about the investigation into his possible ties with Russia since the beginning of time. And while he can't be (or at least hasn't been) charged with anything specific yet, he's been found to have lied about his connections with Russians so, so many times that my head's about to blow.

In defense of Morgan Freeman
abortions blamed for school shootings

A few days ago CNN published their "exclusive" report about Morgan Freeman's inappropriate behavior. While victims of assault and harassment do deserve to be heard, aren't we getting to the point where we are taking things too far?

thecheers.org

Welcome to TheCheers! We've been around for a long time now, since 2004, publishing articles by people from all over the world. Roughly 300 people from 30 different countries have written for us over the years. Should you want to become a volunteer contributor, be sure to contact us!

Educational resources
Entertainment Blogs
get in touch

You can contact us via The Cheers Facebook page or The Cheers NEW Twitter account.