Courage Under Fire: Are Americans Becoming Too Selfish To Pull The Trigger When Necessary?

Written by Judy Rice on March 3, 2018

School shootings and threats of school shootings are fast becoming such common news that this is another topic we will become “dumbed down” to. I suspect some of this “dumbing down” has already happened, but as time goes on and the shootings increase, inevitably more people will be directly affected by these episodes. If this problem isn’t stopped, more and more people will be losing friends and loved ones personally and that is precisely what will cause people to panic.

Let’s face it, we humans don’t tend to get too concerned about much of anything unless it directly affects us or someone we love. That’s our natural tendency. Not much change will happen unless a person is DIRECTLY affected by the circumstance. That’s why a nation that continually is encouraged to put themselves first, instead of others, is also an increasingly dangerous one to live in and raise our families.

Recently groups of students traveled to Washington to demand more gun control. Understandably, these students are scared, and emotional. All they seem to be looking at is the fact that 17 people were shot WITH A GUN and killed and several others injured. Of course, this is an undeniable fact.

Recently we hear that there were armed security guards present WITH GUNS at the scene. In the critical moments, they did not step in and stop the killer. Then we see them interviewed? Why interview them at all if many are shouting to get rid of all guns? Makes no sense. What’s the difference if the guards had a gun and could have stopped the incident, but we want all guns removed? Did it matter that these guards had guns or not if they weren’t willing to step in and save someone? The answer is obviously “no” because they did not even attempt to stop the killer. The security guards basically acted as if they had NO GUN, even though they did and could have changed the situation right then and there.

In my most humble opinion, the “gun grabbers” already won the fight because if armed security guards are now present and unwilling to use their guns when necessary, why have the gun in the first place? It’s all part of the dumbing down process and the fact that we encourage our nation to be more concerned about themselves that others. Anyone else notice that the resounding theme even in the general public is to leave any situation that isn’t benefitting us or making us “happy”. We no longer are a nation that would “lay down his or her life for a friend.”

I understand that one guard said he thought her heard fireworks or something, yet the kids interviewed said they heard what sounded like gunshots. Does anyone else but me get mad about the fact that whatever they thought those sounds might be, should have been acted upon… IMMEDIATELEY.

I have long suspected that too many don’t put kids first anymore. Adults are simply not willing to sacrifice a darn thing. It pains me to feel like this, but we are becoming increasingly selfish by the seconds. We try to fool ourselves into believing that gun control should be discussed over and over and over again… Blah! Blah! Blah!!! I think we need to be discussing “people control” and “selfishness vs selflessness.” That’s my two cents…

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Judy Rice is the proud mother of teenage triplets, Jillian, Spencer and Derek and wife to Gary, one of the most loving, hardworking, honorable men in the world. She is a Christian who is a huge fan of traditional marriage, freedom, and is pro- life to the core. She has a Masters in Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before kids, she worked as a counselor, advisor and teacher at the university level. She clarified her world view in her thirties and believes her most valuable education continues to come from reading the Bible, reading in general, listening, paying attention and participating in meaningful communication wherever it occurs.