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It must of been the guns

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  • Paul W. Schulz
    I was sent this by one of my guys today. I thought it might be of interet to those of us (like myself) who have kids and guns, or just kids in general. Kind of
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 1999
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      I was sent this by one of my guys today. I thought it might be of interet to those of us (like myself) who have kids and guns, or just kids in general. Kind of a sad state of affairs don't you think?
      Paul

      PAUL HARVEY ON LITTLETON
      >
      > Paul Harvey read this Letter to the Editor on his
      >news cast a couple of weeks ago. It was tracked down on the Internet through
      >the San Angelo Standard - Times; give them full credit for this article.
      > 4/27/99
      > How can we blame it all on guns?
      >
      > For the life of me, I can't understand what could
      >have gone wrong in Littleton, Colorado. If only the parents had kept their
      >children away from the guns, we wouldn't have had such a tragedy. Yeah, it
      >must have been the guns.
      > It couldn't have been because of half our children
      >being raised in broken homes.
      > It couldn't have been because our children get to
      >spend an average of 30 seconds in meaningful conversation with their parents
      >each day. After all, we give our children quality time.
      > It couldn't have been because we treat our children
      >as pets and our pets as children.
      > It couldn't have been because we place our children
      >in day care centers where they learn their socialization skills among their
      >peers under the law of the jungle while employees who have no vested
      >interest in the children look on and make sure that no blood is spilled.
      > It couldn't have been because we allow our children
      >to watch, on the average, seven hours of television a day filled with the
      >glorification of sex and violence that isn't fit for adult consumption.
      > It couldn't have been because we allow our children
      >to enter into virtual worlds in which, to win the game, one must kill as
      >many opponents as possible in the most sadistic way possible.
      > It couldn't have been because we have sterilized and
      >contracepted our families down to sizes so small that the children we do
      >have are so spoiled with material things that they come to equate the
      >receiving of the material with love.
      > It couldn't have been because our children, who
      >historically have been seen as a blessing from God, are now being viewed as
      >either a mistake created when contraception fails or inconveniences that
      >parents try to raise in their spare time.
      > It couldn't have been because we give two-year
      >prison sentences to teenagers who kill their newborns.
      > It couldn't have been because our school systems
      >teach the children that they are nothing but glorified apes who have
      >evolutionized out of some primordial soup of mud by teaching evolution as
      >fact and by handing out condoms as if they were candy.
      > It couldn't have been because we teach our children
      >that there are no laws of morality that transcend us, that everything is
      >relative and that actions don't have consequences. What the heck, the
      >president gets away with it.
      > Nah, it must have been the guns.
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