Columbine Student’s Father 12 Years Later

What you read below cuts to the very nature of the problems plaguing our society. Our legislators refuse to listen to the fact that the people who commit these horrible crimes have reverence for OUR LAWS. The moment they pull the trigger they show you that.

As a Security Officer I went through a training academy like no other. Its purpose was to train and prepare us for any type of work that we may come across. One of the largest portions of this 3 week training was Campus Security. There are 3 versions of the Surveillance footage from the Columbine shooting massacre.

  1. Is complete roll of footage nothing cut out it shows everything – This is meant for Sworn Law Enforcement.
  2. Slightly edited but shows the way an active shooter would move about a campus it shows people pleading for their lives and hiding looking for cover – This is meant for school Security and Public Safety personnel.
  3. Then there is the footage for the media it is scrubbed of anything inside the school just outer images but it still makes your skin crawl.

Reading this transcript of Mr. Darrell Scott a father of a dead daughter and traumatized grieving son addressing the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee, I feel moved and saddened. Moved because this father refused to allow evil elected officials with dirty agendas to pressure him into a failed sense of decorum our elected officials deserve no more respect than any other man or woman. Sad because even though these were the most moving words I have ever read our elected officials and the lame mainstream media clearly gave this moment little to no airtime.

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Columbine Father Darrell Scott Echoes Sentiments Over Sandy Hook Shootings

Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of …the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee.
What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful. They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal.
There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript:
“Since the dawn of creation there has been both good &evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.
“The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart. “In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent.
I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves.
I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,

Your words are empty air.

You’ve stripped away our heritage,

You’ve outlawed simple prayer.

Now gunshots fill our classrooms,

And precious children die.

You seek for answers everywhere,

And ask the question “Why?”

You regulate restrictive laws,

Through legislative creed.

And yet you fail to understand,

That God is what we need!

“Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation?
We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts. “As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right!
I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone! My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!” – Darrell Scott

Are you ready for tragedy?

As we all know by now its hard to predict crazy its possible but not.easy. So now after the mass killing at the Batman Movie Premier we look for ways we could have avoided this tragedy.

That will be our next post.

This post plays to my community unity side and preparing people for mass destruction or tragedies caused by man or nature.

First off the reports are that he had music playing loud set to start once he left for the theatre. A 20-year-old neighbor was so disturbed by this music that she decided to approach the door of this residence that we now know was triggered to set of a bomb once open. She stated to news media once at the door she tried the handle of the door and it was unlocked she found that to be strange so she left the neighbor’s door.

Thank God she decided not to open someone elses door it’s called trespassing. Like I tell my residents when you are experiencing loud parties or other nuisance type events unless you know the persons very well call the police and let them handle it. People who sit on the other side of the criminal wall don’t like to be told what to do no matter how hard you try to be nice. This goes for neighbors that have loud late parties and don’t show respect for those they live around. It would have been sad if an officer had decided to breach that door and was hurt but I have a general amount of faith in law enforcement using a tactical brain and being generally suspicious of someone that wont answer a closed-door that he would open it.

The second report I found interesting was that once Law Enforcement had knowledge of the danger to the people in the complex residents had 5 mins to retrieve what they needed for a undetermined time no knowing if their belongings would even be there when they returned.

As you read this or even heard this same report this weekend would you know what to grab? Are your medications in an easy to access central location? Family heirlooms and other precious mementos like pictures and other keepsakes can you grab them all? Do these items hold separate levels of importance to you and would you feel comfortable in your ability to make those decisions in the early AM hours with a 5 min deadline?

Read the list on the website link below, post in the comments on this blog post on what you think you would you wouldn’t have thought of:

Truth is when really bad things like this happen we must learn what was done wrong and correct those mistakes so we can better prevent them from happening. The same goes for being as prepared as possible so that the stresses these events bring on can be lessened by our ability to be prepared.

Below is a link to police blowing up some of the ordnances.