To Donald Trump, everything in life looks like a movie or a video game. He doesn’t realize what he’s doing to the new generation. It is the only way to explain this new decision of turning teachers from all schools in the country into his new armed wing.
As we all know, the age of majority in the United States of America is only reached at 21 years old, the age when people acquire all rights and duties in society.* Until then, and beginning at the age of 16, there is a gradual increase in citizen responsibility. It is not new to anyone that over there, the consumption of alcohol is only allowed after this process is completed. However, for anyone to smoke or to possess a firearm, the system is a lot less demanding. We are, therefore, assuming that a person only becomes a fully qualified and balanced member of society when the age of majority is reached; the age when a person becomes able to shoot a gun is the least important thing.
The truth is that the gun lobby rules the country and weapons must be sold somewhere, because there are many millions to be made and a lot of politicians to be bought with that money, and also, let’s face it, there are pseudo-activists who have generated real business based on blackmailing the establishment. If there is no war going on at the moment because the Donald doesn’t even have the skills to create one, we have to create a new way to use the product. Remove the possibility that in some states children of any age can use a firearm when accompanied by their parents? Restrict use and possession, control the licenses and reduce weapons? Of course not. It’s easier to arm a few more people to make things more even.
In a country where it is forbidden to sell a “Surprise Kinder” chocolate (because the child may choke on the orange egg inside), we see a video of a 13-year-old child crying with emotion after receiving a Beretta 686 from his parents, which is “only” a shotgun with overlapped barrels used for hunting and sport, and which is able to make a hole in a person from one side to another. Oh, but the child can only use it in the parents’ presence. Of course, the results are clear. On average, there is one shooting per week (that is known) at an American school. It has become so common that it does not even lead the television news, except when there is a significant number of deaths.
And what do we do to solve the issue of armed children? We arm the teachers to the teeth to make things more fair. So every time a child pulls his gun in a classroom, on the other side we will have a teacher who, with a bullet, will explain to him that it is not nice to be shooting. I even think that the next Trump decision will be to authorize the use of trenches in the classrooms and courtyards and force the helpers to wear bulletproof vests, just in case. There is also the possibility of opening a section of skeet shooting in the lunch room so that the bravest ones can practice politely without shooting people.
It is absolutely surreal the way people are influenced and let themselves go. The excuse to possess weapons? If there is a terrorist attack, people will be more prepared to react. Of course. If I see a car driving wildly in my direction, I will immediately pull out the Glock I carry in a holster, just in case that out-of-control lady is a disciple of Allah who drives over us all. If that turns out not to be the case, well your bad luck, be more careful. Then I blow the smoke away from the end of the barrel and like Lucky Luke, I turn around and put it away while I fix my cowboy hat. The circus is set up. Fortunately, here our culture is different with respect to this matter and access to firearms is very restricted and conditional. I also can’t imagine my chemistry teacher coming into the classroom with a Kalashnikov under his arm between his wallet and his coat looking like an episode of “Family Guy.” But no. It’s the reality we have. Meanwhile, hundreds of young people die every year and nobody does anything about it.
*Editor’s note: The age of majority in most states in the U.S. is 18, as is the voting age. One still needs to be 21 to purchase alcohol.
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