Be informed and get loud America on America Out Loud Talk Radio. Truth, inspiration, and hope... American Exceptionalism lives in the hearts and minds of great patriots.

October 24, 2021

October 24, 2021

Your Source for Free Speech,
Talk Radio, Podcasts, and News.

Child Protective Services

by | Jun 13, 2018 |

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

As another school year ends, the reflection is not on the dance, the prom, the sports or school pride, but on violence. Gone are the days of cheering when school is out for the sake of summer, now the cheers are for the sake of safety. 
If we count only students killed in school shootings up through and including the Santa Fe High School shooting of May 18, 2018, we tally the following figures:
January 23, 2018: 2 students killed at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky.
February 14, 2018: 14 students (and 3 staff members) killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
March 7, 2018: 1 student killed at Huffman High School in Birmingham, Alabama.
March 20, 2018: 1 student killed at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland.
May 18, 2018: 8 students (and 2 teachers) killed at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.
These incidents total 26 students killed in school shootings up through the cutoff date, with another five adults who were also fatally shot, but not included in this tally. (As of May 22,2018, the Post article also referenced five school shootings that left 31 people dead but stated that 27 rather than 26 students had been killed. We do not yet know the source of this discrepancy.)
Although, I do not believe God has anything to do with this madness; I do believe He will use it if we allow Him to do so. Look at where we were a few, not so many decades ago when we attended parent-teacher meetings to stay abreast of what was going on in our school systems. These were the days when parents used their voices and votes to steer the school board. These were the days when it was just understood we needed to protect our children.
The question arose whether I thought taking prayer out of school plays a role in school violence; I have a bit more clarity about the answer today than I did when the question was posed. There is no way we have the power to ever remove God from anything. He is everywhere and wherever there is anyone who acknowledges Him; He is always there. The laws regarding prayer and faith could never dictate my heart. I strongly believe parents are as much spiritually responsible for bringing their children up and they are physically. 
Now for the rant: What can we do to prepare for the next school year? How do we strategized with our school districts to create the “village” of protection for our kids? Everyone has an inkling of an idea of a plan, but it seems there are no real solid answers. 
I have heard quite a few that do not solve the problem i.e. 

  1. Arm the teachers: We could do that, and with students knowing teachers have guns how safe would your child feel with that situation? Where would these guns be kept? Who would make sure they are not accessible to the children? I do not see this as solving the problem.
  2. Hire more security guards: A plus, but who will pay for them? People are already complaining about taxes. Some parents may not object, but for those who are not parents the question would arise why should I have to pay more taxes when I have no children in the school district? 
  3. Lock Down: Excellent idea keep the children barred for their protection. Just make sure you are prepared to deal with the mental and emotional impact that has. The school shootings happened in the schools. 
  4. Security Check Points: Sounds good! Make sure there are enough personnel to cover the 100,000 schools in the United States which hosts approximately 15 million high schoolers. Again, who is footing the bill and how long will this take to cover all schools?

Before I tell you what my ideas are, I did a bit of research on this matter globally as well as statewide. Here is what I discovered:
According to the “Experts” this is the profile of a shooter: Family dysfunction, Lack of Supervision, Younger Age Person(s), School Bullying, Notoriety (copy-cat behaviors), Injustice Collector (pay-back), Mental Illness and Video Games. 
Between 1982 and 2017, it is reported by Sky News that 92 of the 95 shootings were done by males and the other three involved females. Most shooters are white males. USA TODAY
It is interesting to note not every country is experiencing what we are here in the United States. Some countries are well ahead of the U.S. in protecting its citizens. To be fair, we will examine our constitution regarding the “right to bare arms.”
Gun ownership in the United States is rooted in the Second Amendment of the Constitution: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
However, the right is not unlimited. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld some firearms restrictions, such as bans on concealed weapons and on the possession of certain types of weapons, as well as prohibitions against the sale of guns to certain categories of people. 
The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits persons under eighteen-years of age, convicted criminals, the mentally disabled, dishonorably discharged military personnel, and others from purchasing firearms. In 1993, the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act mandated background checks for all unlicensed persons purchasing a firearm from a federally authorized dealer.
At the same time, the U.S. Supreme Court has rolled back certain gun laws. In 2008, the court struck down a Washington, DC, law that banned handguns.
Now, let me highlight a few countries that got down to business when tragedy happened in schools: 
Canada: Firearms in Canada are divided into three classes: non-restricted weapons, such as ordinary rifles and shotguns; restricted, such as handguns and semiautomatic rifles/shotguns; and prohibited, such as automatic weapons. It is illegal to own a fully automatic weapon unless it was registered before 1978.
Changes to the law in 1995 required individuals to obtain a license to buy guns and ammunition, as well as register all firearms. However, in 2012, the requirement to register non-restricted guns was dropped, and related public records were expunged.
Australia: The National Agreement on Firearms all but prohibited automatic and semiautomatic assault rifles, mandated licensing and registration, and instituted a temporary gun buyback program that took some 650,000 assault weapons (about one-sixth of the national stock) out of public circulation. Among other things, the law also required licensees to demonstrate a “genuine need” for a particular type of gun and take a firearm safety course. After another high-profile shooting in Melbourne in 2002, Australia’s handgun laws were tightened as well. Many analysts say these measures have been highly effective, citing declining gun death rates and the absence of gun-related mass killings in Australia since 1996.
Israel: The country has relatively strict gun regulations, including an assault-weapons ban and a requirement to register ownership with the government. To become licensed, an applicant must be an Israeli citizen or a permanent resident, be at least twenty-one-years-old, and speak at least some Hebrew, among other qualifications. Applicants must also show genuine cause to carry a firearm, such as self-defense or hunting.
Norway: A gun-related tragedy in the Scottish town of Dunblane in 1996 prompted Britain’s strictest gun laws yet. A man armed with four handguns shot and killed sixteen schoolchildren and one adult before committing suicide in the country’s worst mass shooting to date. The incident sparked a public campaign known as the Snowdrop Petition, which helped drive legislation banning handguns, with few exceptions. The government also instituted a temporary gun buyback program, which many credit with taking tens of thousands of illegal or unwanted guns out of supply.
And finally Japan: Under Japan’s firearm and sword law, the only guns permitted are shotguns, air guns, guns with specific research or industrial purposes, or those used for competitions. However, before access to these specialty weapons is granted, one must obtain formal instruction and pass a battery of written, mental, and drug tests and a rigorous background check. Furthermore, owners must inform the authorities of how their weapons and ammunition are stored and provide their firearms for annual inspection.
Some analysts link Japan’s aversion to firearms with its demilitarization in the aftermath of World War II. Others say that because the overall crime rate in the country is so low, most Japanese see no need for firearms.
We are such a proud nation however I think it is time to put pride aside and ask for help. Look into what Japan is doing and see if it will work for us. Whatever we need to do to keep our children safe including removing semi-automatics from the streets should be done. 
State laws vary, and you should know your state’s gun laws. For complete coverage of your state check out http://lawcenter.giffords.org/search-gun-law-by-state/
My suggestion: 

  1. Community and Law Enforcement Cohesiveness Campaigns Across America: 

Engage every community agency especially your local churches, chamber members and the general populace in prayer rituals for protection monthly. During this time have open conversations about fears and freedom. Allow children to participate. Have programs dedicated to reaching children afterschool and during summer months. Revise Girl and Boys organizations to stay connected with community children. Keep the focus on God, Family, Church and Community. Engage law enforcement on every level with programs to come into churches and schools to talk to kids about their fears and how to stay safe. 
We are the United States of America and as long as we stay united we cannot fail. 
God Bless America and God Bless the people of the world to make this world a safer one for our children. We are the true Child Protective Services. 

Avatar

Linda Martinelli is the owner and President of Proforma Graphic Printsource, Inc, Co-Owner and CFO of ETCforensic LLC, CFO of Martinelli & Associates. She is a weekly columnist at America Out Loud and is co-host of Talking While Married.

Linda is the first sole female franchise owner in Proforma to qualify for the Million Dollar Club and reach Multi-Million Dollar Club status. She was also Proforma’s first female development coach and, in 2005, was the first female elected by her business peers to the elite Owners Advisory Council. In 2011, Linda was named one of ASI’s Top 10 Women to Watch and earned Proforma’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Award in 2012.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for educational, general information, and entertainment purposes only and is never intended to constitute medical or legal advice or to replace the personalized care of a primary care practitioner or legal expert.

While we endeavor to keep this information up to date and correct, the information provided by America Out Loud, its website(s), and any properties (including its radio shows and podcasts) makes no representations, or warranties of any kind, expressed, or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to its website(s) or the information, products, services or related graphics and images contained on the website(s) for any purpose.

The opinions expressed on the website(s), and the opinions expressed on the radio shows and podcasts, are the opinions of the show hosts and do not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs, or policies of anyone or any entity we may endorse. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

At no time, nor in any event, will we be liable for any loss, or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss of data or profits arising out of, in an association of, or connection with the use of this website.

Through this website, users can link to other websites that may be listed. Those websites are not under the control of America Out Loud or its brands. We have no control over the nature, content, or availability of those sites. America Out Loud has no control over what the sites do with the information they collect. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation, nor does it endorse the views expressed with or by them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, America Out Loud takes no responsibility for, nor are we, and will not be liable for being temporarily unavailable due to technical difficulties beyond our control. America Out Loud does not sell, trade, nor market email addresses or other personal data.

Use the code ‘OUTLOUD’ and receive your 20% discount on your first order.

Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste

Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste

As a crisis develops, Democrats will use the propaganda resources of the mass media to promote their victimization and blame “White Privilege” as the reason for the supposed inefficiencies and injustices that keep them always subservient to their welfare status. CRT is another attack on a functioning America. Democrats offer false hope to the underclass…

Repeated US Intelligence Failures Spell Disaster

Repeated US Intelligence Failures Spell Disaster

At the moment, a ‘woke’ American military is not even capable of protecting the US borders let alone confronting a determined enemy. The USA is a naked target at the moment, and it will be innocent civilians who will pay the ultimate price for the gross betrayal by all its leaders to protect them from evil, starting with Joe Biden, the Traitor in Chief…

Let’s Identify and Quash the Apostles of Slavery and Injustice for All

Let’s Identify and Quash the Apostles of Slavery and Injustice for All

They supplant the virtuous Pledge of Allegiance that demands “liberty and justice for all.” Shall we helplessly sit back and allow these missionaries of evil to have their way? Some say yes. Others aren’t so sure. But a growing number of people are deciding they’ve had enough. For many months now, the plain truth has been evident: America is under attack!

A Woke Military Threatens US Readiness

A Woke Military Threatens US Readiness

Under woke military leadership, the US has fallen so far behind China and Russia that our best experts have no idea how the Chinese could accomplish this nuclear missile flight and strike. Milley and Austin and the Marxist Democrats (both the puppets such as Biden and the puppet masters such as Soros organizations) already have blood on their hands from Afghanistan.  

True Parent Patriots Act Against Racist, Anti-America Agenda

True Parent Patriots Act Against Racist, Anti-America Agenda

Parents have responsibly refused to stand idly by as arrogant academic ideologues teach their kids to judge one another by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character; malign their country as systemically and irredeemably evil rather than celebrate America’s virtues; and witness their tax money wasted on failed schools, failed curricula, and failed outcomes…

Breaking the Grip of Medical Tyranny

Breaking the Grip of Medical Tyranny

Patients and family members should demand “shared decision making” and enforce a patient bill of rights that ensures all parties agree on the treatment course. America has been rocked by the court cases that families have brought to bare getting court orders to force doctors and hospitals to administer proper care…

The Soviet State, American Style!

The Soviet State, American Style!

With mandates’ success, political orders for social control will continue to grow. We are experiencing tyranny by dictatorship. Biden’s administration is a crime syndicate specializing in bribery and extortion. Demanding the entire population be injected by unproven but already demonstrably dangerous vaccines, is revealing to us the very essence of the Soviet state, American style. If they get away with it, the mandated vaccinations will be just the beginning…

The Truth Behind the Soviet-Era Supply Chain Crisis

The Truth Behind the Soviet-Era Supply Chain Crisis

The latest bottleneck in the supply chain is the hundreds of container ships waiting to be unloaded in West Coast ports like Los Angeles and San Diego. The mainstream media tell us the cause is a shortage of truck drivers. Now we find out that there ARE enough drivers (for the Ports, at least). The real cause is the State of California imposing an…

The Covid Gene Therapy Shot and Its Approval or Not

The Covid Gene Therapy Shot and Its Approval or Not

As if the stench wasn’t enough, until this fake Pfizer approval, pushed through with the complicity of a fake president, elected by fake votes, and pushed by the fake media, until today the fastest approval for a vaccine ever took five years – which was for Ebola, that kills ~50% of its victims. By contrast, we have around just six months of safety data for the Covid shot until approval, and the survival rate is 99.997 if you are under 21 and not far below that even up to age 70…

America’s Decline is a Choice

America’s Decline is a Choice

Many in America think that America needs to be brought down to size. Barack Obama once said, “My legacy will be an America brought down to the level of the rest of the world,” and though Obama was not able to realize this ambition, the Biden Administration is moving full speed ahead with plans to weaken the United States militarily and economically, destroying the wealth of the American people in the process…

Header

Your Source for Free Speech, Talk Radio, Podcasts, and News.

Here we take on the challenges of our generation so that we can preserve future generations.

Help Support Our Mission

iHeartRadio

The APPS are free; the mission is priceless!

Free APP

Podcast Networks

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts
Spotify
Pandora
Tunein
iHeart
Stitcher

Subscribe and Listen on Your Favorite APP

Our Columnists and Show Hosts

COVID Solution Summit

Apple Podcasts

Evacuating Americans & fully-vetted Afghan's at Risk - Help Us!

Apple Podcasts

Empowering and mentoring conservative trailblazers from Generation Z to win!

Apple Podcasts

Turning Point Action is Recruiting Precinct Chairs - Become a Grassroots Warrior Today!

Apple Podcasts

URGENT - KEEP NINE
Please join us to protect the Supreme Court:
Sign the Petition!

Apple Podcasts

The LATINO USA EXIT from the Democrat Party, click for details...

Apple Podcasts

Fighting corporate censorship and ensuring voter integrity...

Apple Podcasts

Support wounded and fallen police officers. The Wounded Blue.

Wounded Blue
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap