Monday, June 20, 2016


In light of the incident at the Yorkton Regional High School on Monday where, depending on who you talk to, a gun was brought to school by a student and police stormed the building (guns drawn) and, immediately, took a student into custody seizing a firearm in the process, I feel the need to write my own thoughts.

The time has come for us to take a major stand against the politically correct.  This is not a matter where we consider ‘feelings’ for the person who brought the gun to school nor should we take into account his mental state or any other side explanations that could be used in order to lessen a penalty.  Now, is the time to say enough is enough with jack off people jeopardizing the safety of those who do nothing wrong and don’t deserve this added stress.

I don’t care if this was a rifle, semi-automatic, BB Gun, Paint Ball Gun or Squirt Gun.  Doesn’t matter.  You do not, under any circumstances, bring a gun to school.  You just don’t.  There is no acceptable reason.  You can’t plead ignorance, you can’t plead anything but guilty.  Look around.  La Loche.  Sandy Hook.  Orlando.  Colorado.  The examples are everywhere.  The punishment needs be harsh enough that the next kid doesn’t decide that he, too, is going to bring a minor firearm to school.  Kids may be stupid, but they aren’t dumb.  Don’t think for a minute they don’t consider what the worst case scenario will be for sending a few hundred people into panic mode.  And, if the answer is barely more than, “Oh the police will come and take you away, but within a week you will be back at school,” then that isn’t enough.  To me, if you bring a weapon to school, you may as well use it because the punishment needs to be the same.  This will eliminate the jack offs from those who are completely off their rocker and are a big-time danger to society.  Actually, those people shouldn’t be in school to begin with but that’s a whole other topic.

The time has come for those of us who sit idly by and say nothing, while the precious minority get their way, to stand up and say we will no longer tolerate putting our loved ones (whether that be a student, teacher, janitor, trades worker, police officer, etc) in danger just because we need to be sensitive to some social issues being experienced by the person who brings a gun to school.  I don’t care about him.  I really don’t.  The rights of those who are in school to learn should trump those who aren’t.  If law abiding citizens in Yorkton all decided tomorrow that nobody goes to school until a satisfactory punishment is handed down to this person (who, by the way, has a video on his Facebook page promoting violence to police) I would be in full support.  People have gone to extremes to prove a point much more trivial than this one.

It’s up to you.  Pressure the people who are in positions to punish.  And, yes incarceration needs to be a punishment, not a rehab center.  Again, a different topic for a different day.

PS - Emergency workers get an A+ for their handling of the situation Monday afternoon.  Their hands are tied by a justice system that is geared to favor criminals.  They do what they can and it’s not their fault.  I blame people in suits who work 9-5 trying to come up with plausible, acceptable reasons why people can’t stay on the straight and narrow.  Sometimes you just have to accept people get mad at the world and are just bad.  And, when they get that way, their rights should no longer be equal to my kid’s rights who is sitting in school trying to become a productive member to society when grown up.