- The Washington Times - Monday, May 21, 2018


James Woods, one of the few conservatives in Hollywood, sent out a scathing tweet about Democrats and their blocking of common-sense measures that could secure our nation’s public schools from shooting attackers.

And he’s dead-on in his assessment. Democrats, sadly — horrifically, really — seem to use the tragedies of dead children to further illogical gun control. Like how?

Like pressing for gun-free zones, for example.

It’s not as if criminals will listen to law and lay down their weapons, right?

Woods puts it this way on Twitter: “When fanatic Muslims started hijacking airplanes, we instituted rigid TSA restrictions. Result? No more hijackings in America. It’s simple enough to institute security protocols that work for schools. Why won’t #Democrats support it?”

Don’t look for Dems to answer.

It’s not as if all on the left are purposely using child shootings for political gain. Some are truly and genuinely attempting to stop the madness, stop the killings.

But others are political operatives who care more about curbing Second Amendment rights than putting an end to school-based violence.

Either way, both camps are wrong.

Once again, for the hard-of-hearing and those in the back of the room: Stripping gun rights from law-abiding citizens does nothing to end violence.

It only emboldens the criminals — only puts guns into the hands of those with evil intents in their hearts, and takes away a sure defense from their would-be victims.

It’s time to stop using skewed logic to fight to the war on school shootings.

It’s time to start looking at more common-sense solutions — the prescription medicine field, the fatherless homes, the broken homes, the removal of God from all-things-public.

It’s time to get serious about saving our children and keeping our schools and nation safe.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.

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