When Kids Have Guns, Parents Aren’t Doing Their Jobs

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 1 week ago

Chicago Tribune:

When a 12-year-old kid is arrested with a gun, you can’t blame the child. It’s the parents’ fault.

The child police took into custody Tuesday night after finding him in a West Side alley with a handgun in his possession deserves our compassion. But more than that, he needs help — because his parents aren’t doing their job.

There is so much about this situation that we do not know. We don’t know his mom and dad, and we certainly know nothing about their lives. We don’t know what his home environment is like, whether he even had a hot meal last night.

We don’t know why he was hanging out in an alley at 8 p.m. when he should have been inside perhaps watching TV or reading a book before getting ready for bed. All we know is that he should not have been out there alone, and that his parents should have been paying closer attention.

Police received multiple calls from neighbors in Lawndale about someone in the alley with a gun. When police arrived in the 1800 block of South Kostner Avenue, they found the kid. And when they searched him, they discovered the weapon.

Thirty minutes later, they located his mother. The child was charged as a juvenile with unlawful use of a weapon. The mother went free. Perhaps she should have been charged with neglect.

[ … ]

Perhaps after this, their parents will step up and act like adults. If not, I fear what might happen to these three young boys in the future.

Let’s not stereotypically condemn them to a life of crime. It is possible that they can get on the right track all by themselves. But chances are, without intervention, they will end up in trouble.

[ … ]

None of these kids were born bad. They’re simply exhibiting learned behavior.

That’s what John Dewey would have you believe.  You’ve learned “the gouge” well in college, ma’am.  All it takes is the state to do the right things, turn parents into adults, and then the children will learn the right things rather than the wrong things.

There is no concept of sin, righteousness, volitional choice, or anything that makes a man a man.  He’s just a tabula rasa.  Except not really, and you will always get the remedy wrong when the diagnosis is wrong.

For us, guns are wonderful tools in the right hands with righteous intent, man is sinful from birth and in need of a savior, and the state can’t save anybody, not even itself.  God is sovereign, man is accountable, and His law is as immutable as He is.

What you’re witnessing is the result of the destruction of the family and the replacement of it and God with the state.  Your god will always fail you, ma’am.  You may as well bow down to a wooden totem pole.


Comments

  1. On July 14, 2017 at 9:08 am, Ned said:

    These busybodies would have crapped over what my parents “allowed” me and my brothers to do…

  2. On July 14, 2017 at 11:31 am, Raoul Duke said:

    Funny, you know nothing about the situation but want to condemn the parents. Did he get the gun from home? My 12 year old doesn’t go to bed at 8, the sun isn’t setting this time of year til around 9. Sounds like you are a nazi parent.

  3. On July 16, 2017 at 12:21 pm, Bill Brandon said:

    The stuff I did as a kid in the 70’s would stroke out most liberals today BUT if I got in ANY kind of trouble my dad would have whipped my butt. So I knew enough to think first if what I was going to do would evoke the wrath of dad. Now you can’t even give your kid “the look” with out some SJW crying torture and brutality.

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