Could Gun Control stop school shootings?

Series on Gun Control: Part 3

Glenn Beck on School Shootings video clip

Just yesterday another school shooting occurred. This one in Omaha, Nebraska:

An angry online posting from the 17-year-old boy who opened fire at a Nebraska high school, fatally wounding an assistant principal before later killing himself, offers some clues about why the son of a police detective turned violent a couple of months after transferring there.

As authorities sort out what may have led to Wednesday’s shooting, those who knew Robert Butler Jr. are struggling to reconcile his final actions with their memories of the fun, outgoing student who liked to make jokes and sometimes got into trouble for talking in class.

The gunman, who had attended Omaha’s Millard South High School for no more than two months, also wounded the principal before fleeing from the scene and fatally shooting himself in his car about a mile away.

“It’s just unreal,” said Robert Uribe, Butler’s stepgrandfather. Uribe said nothing appeared to be wrong when he last talked to Butler briefly a month ago. He said the polite young man he knew didn’t seem a likely gunman.

“I don’t know what would possess him to do that,” Uribe said.

Assistant Principal Vicki Kaspar, 58, died at Creighton University Medical Center Wednesday evening, hours after the shooting. Principal Curtis Case, 45, was in serious but stable condition.

The Jonesboro school massacre occurred on Tuesday, March 24, 1998, in Craighead County, Arkansas, near northwestern Jonesboro. Four female students and a teacher were killed, and nine other students and a teacher were wounded, by two armed middle school boys. Could have been avoided by strict gun control?
This is the third in a series on Gun Control. During this series on gun control, I will be quoting from an article “Gun Control:Myths and Realities” by David Lampo of the Cato Institute.

3. The tragedy of school shootings illustrate the deficiencies of current gun control laws.

False. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold of Columbine violated close to 20 firearms laws in amassing their cache of weapons (not to mention the law against murder), so it seems rather dubious to argue that additional laws might have prevented this tragedy. The two shotguns and rifle used by Harris and Klebold were purchased by a girlfriend who would have passed a background check, and the TEC-9 handgun used by them was already illegal. The Jonesboro shooters stole the firearms from the grandfather of one of the shooters.


Today I am profiling the State lawmaker Lori Benedict.

Don and Lori Benedict have been in the dairy farming
and or beef cattle business for over 30 years.
They were named the Fulton County Farm Family of the Year.
Lori Benedict was named Fulton County Business Woman of the Year. In addition to their farming business, they also operate the fixed base operations of the Ozark Regional Airport in Mountain Home.
Worked under the Direction of NASA utilizing their attack command center to direct 18 helicopters and 300 ground crew assisting in search and recovery of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee to the
Arkansas State Election Commission
, Lori played
a key role in eliminating election fraud by
implementing voter ID regulations.

Lector and Member of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, Lori supports and defends Christian ideals and values. Protector of State Rights, Lori believes the Federal Government
is imposing too much “big government” and power over
individual state rights.
Strong Supporter of “The Right to Keep and Bear Arms”, Lori is a Senior Ladies World Champion Cowboy Mounted Shooter.
Defend our Constitution and hold all elected offficials to this same standard.
Active in supporting private property rights, Lori would sponsor legislation to help accomplish these goals. Her and her husband own a 1000 acre farm.
Concerned some of our school children are not allowed to pray in public or refer to God and religion in school.

Lori’s Dad, Joseph Klimala, WW II Veteran received a
Purple Heart and Bronze Star from his service at the Battle
of The Bulge.

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