The Texas resident spoke out over the weekend about the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, not far from where he lives in the Houston area. He discussed what he sees as the core problem that is causing the rash of school shootings – kids with low self-worth and low values, who lash out at the world around them.
He stressed the importance of giving a kid pride and value by teaching them skills and how to work with their hands, and keeping them off phones and technology.
His post quickly went viral, and has already been shared over 12,000 times.
Here is the text of his response to school shootings. It has not been edited.
I’ve recently had some guns rights groups approach me about speaking at events. I also receive a fair amount of ridicule…
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I’ve recently had some guns rights groups approach me about speaking at events. I also receive a fair amount of ridicule and shaming for my pro gun stance. All related to Recent events of high school kids being killed by a classmate. Until we are ready to have a discussion about how society as a whole has failed our kids. No laws, knee jerk regulations or tolerance will change a thing.
We need to realize that the responsibility of having kids is 100% on the parents shoulders. This 18 year responsibility is a long road lined with many tears, lots of heartaches and plenty of anger. The ultimate goal is to send them off to adulthood with confidence, manors, drive, self reliance and most importantly a High Sense of Self Value.
*Also important to note this was written by a father of four kids.