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I’ve had some trouble getting a post out about this Newtown, CT horror show. You might imagine why. I have a seven year old. He’s an outlier, and I’ve always worried about him. Now that seems almost ridiculous, and yet…
There’s no way you can’t fall on your knees. In grief, in relief. In relief. That’s wrong, I know it, but the absolute realization that something like this can happen… that it is even possible… makes one want to put their kids into a box until they grow up.
The pain is visceral and it’s borne of impotence. You want to strike out, make things right. In this way you cannot even blame the illogical left with their knee jerk proscriptions against gun ownership. It almost makes sense, given the emotional quotient.
But one has to ask what makes any sense? Arm the teachers? Seems extreme, and perhaps too much to ask. But what about security personnel? One, two..? … training will be important. Reinforced classroom doors? Is it worthwhile? I guess I’d have to ask if protecting our kids is worthwhile. How much should we spend on that? Can we maybe move the TSA budget to that arena?
I do know there are some 250 million guns extant in the U.S., and even an absolute prohibition will not keep guns out of the hands of criminals, and crazies. Does it make sense, then, to concentrate on keeping guns out of legal hands, instead of perhaps working to better counsel — and control — the mentally ill and dangerous?
Shockingly, or not, I am still in love with silver and gold here. True, AG got it’s ass kicked today, malevolently, because it purchased another mine at an egregious premium. Their loss is your gain. Take advantage. But wait one day before you buy. In the meantime, SLW and SIL are great. As is GDXJ and GDX.
Best to you all.