Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus was on a private school bus heading to her charter school in the Homestead area when another passenger, 15-year-old Jordyn Alexander Howe, pulled out a loaded gun to show it off. And sure enough, the gun went off, accidentally striking Lourdes in the neck and killing “a beautiful angel,” as her grieving mother calls the honor-roll student.
We can look for scapegoats, sure, but the truth is everyone should claim responsibility, starting in the home all the way up to the governor’s office.
Yes, Gov. Rick Scott. Why?
Because his administration continues to defend the Republican-led Legislature’s new law that would ban pediatricians and other doctors from even asking their patients the simple safety question: Do you own a gun and do you keep it locked away from your kids?
Having to write the editorial of a news paper used to be a very important task heavily laden with responsibility. It was publishing an opinion based on facts and careful thought with the intention to illustrate and guide the readership on a particular subject of interest to all.
But those days are long gone.as it shows above. According to the Miami Herald, the shooting of Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus had nothing to do with an irresponsible teenager knowingly bringing a gun to school in violation of the law and school regulations, playing with it as if a toy; no, the only reason that Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus is because the “eeevil” NRA passed legislation forbidding medical personnel from asking about guns in the Howe household.
Now, if the Miami Herald is to be believed, prior to the passage of Florida Statute 790.338, not one single incident of kids bringing guns to school ever happened in the State of Florida or anywhere else in the country. Before such “eeeevil” law was passed, thousands of doctors, totally unprepared and untrained on firearms kept our school grounds and school buses 100% gun free. Yeah, right!
Some researchers blame the tryptophan (a protein found in turkey) for making people relaxed & sleepy after a good Thanksgiving meal. I will also add to its properties that in conjunction with having to prepare an editorial, it makes you write stupidities by the bushel.