“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.” Dale Carnegie


Tomorrow is a school day. Parents across the nation will once again send their children into the care of others, all the while suppressing the stress and fears that their child may fall victim to the next monster who rampages.

As the nation argues, as Facebook churns, the question every parent is losing sleep over remains unaddressed: what will stop the maniac tomorrow?

There is only one answer, a bullet to the brainstem.

                     Recent student’s answer to an active murderer.

That is the immediate solution to the problem. It’s the answer tomorrow, and it’s the answer for any foreseeable future. All other “solutions” will require time. Years…decades…generations.

Tomorrow, I will chamber check my pistols and head out into the world just like I do every day, but I won’t be at any school. Nor will the vast majority of people just like me who possess the tools and skills to stop a lunatic in their tracks. It’s due to a number of factors, not the least of which is the general unwillingness of parents and administrators to face reality, as well as the 1990 Gun Free School Zone Act, introduced by Joe “Just shoot through the door” Biden, and signed into law by George Bush, Sr.

Many of us would be perfectly willing to donate our time, both in training others and in standing guard – but, alas, we NRA members are “evil” and “the root of the problem.” Just ask Jimmy Kimmel.

So, I expect the cycle will continue with no meaningful measures taken.

Of course, I’ll continue to do what I do, and so will my friends, colleagues, and students. Meanwhile, the meme wars and shouting matches will continue on Facebook.

However, if you’re one of those social media posters who thinks you have it all figured out, consider this: Yesterday I spent my day instructing an armed church security team – What do you think will do more to protect the innocent in their sanctuary, my lessons and their commitment to defend, or your Facebook posts?

“The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.” Marya Mannes