Wednesday, January 16, 2013


While watching today's press conference about gun control I was thinking about something interesting that happened yesterday. I was driving to pick Lydia up from the school bus, and I passed a different bus dropping of a large group of elementary kids. Approaching them were two middle school kids. One took a handgun out of his jacket, spun it on this finger, smiled at me creepily and put it back. My first thought was, "what an idiot, trying to look cool with a fake gun", immediately followed by, "crap, that gun might be real, I need a cop NOW." Amazingly, I spotted a police car a block away at a speed trap. I flagged him down and told him what I saw. He looked at me with a bored gaze.

 "Was is a real gun?"

 "I don't know. It might have been."

 "So you said the boy had red hair. What color was his backpack?"

 "What? I don't know, don't you think you should go check on the kids??"

 He shrugged.

 "Ok. I guess I can drive in that direction."

Right then Lydia's bus pulled up and by the time I got back to where I saw the boy with the gun, there was no one in sight. What I just can't believe was how nonchalant that officer was. After what we have just witnessed as a country, shouldn't he have taken off like a light? Or at least asked my name for later questions? He seemed loth to miss an opportunity to give a possible speeder a ticket.

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Candice said...

That's sad that he didn't think that was important; even if it was real or not it needed to be addressed!

It makes me sad and angry what this world is coming to and what our children have to deal with on a daily basis.

Kudos to you for standing up for good and doing something about it. Most people what of just looked the other way or waited for someone else to do something.

LindsayBetes said...

I am shocked he didn't take it more seriously! Wow!

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