An idea so crazy, it just might work! . . .
Recent news reports detail other incidents where school resource officers stopped potential shooters before they could inflict extensive damage.
Even so, arming resource officers and teachers must be viewed as a last line of defense. We must stop killers outside the school, as in Israel. Here’s what we should do:
►Districts should post trained and capable armed guards outside as well as inside schools.
►They should also consider reducing the number of entrances to the building, so these guards can monitor traffic.
►Where feasible, schools could install metal detectors to ensure that nobody can sneak a weapon onto campus.
►Classroom doors must be made more secure against an attack. Classrooms should be equipped with the means to barricade these doors.
School shootings are a matter of seconds and minutes: Precious moments of delay could be enough to stop a shooter.
So why do gun control advocates scoff at making schools more secure? . . .
At CNN’s town hall event on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was challenged on her position against hardening schools by funding armed guards. Pelosi was faced with a question by a teen survivor of the recent Santa Fe High School shooting who inquired about arming teachers, and was further pressed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo, who noted that Pelosi herself is protected by armed guards.
The Democrat struggled to find an adequate response, often weakly suggesting that this simple was “not the answer” to the school shooting issue while citing “background checks” as part of the solution.
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Recently it was disclosed the Lakeland-headquartered Publix donated $670,000 to the campaign of Adam Putnam, Florida’s Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and a GOP candidate for governor.
That’s not the big problem for some.
Putnam also is an unabashed supporter of the National Rifle Association, which in some circles these days, is a no-no. To be fair, there probably are just as many who see Putnam’s embrace of the NRA as a badge of honor.
“We’re Not Trying To Take Your Guns”: Two Santa Fe Students Pushing For Gun Reforms Say They Don’t Feel Supported By The Community
Megan McGuire, 17, and Bree Butler, 18, are among a handful of Santa Fe residents who are advocating changes to gun laws after a shooting at their high school left 10 people dead.
Speaking on BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM, McGuire had a message for her town’s 13,000 residents: “We’re not trying to take your guns.”
McGuire said that she doesn’t use the term “gun control” anymore because people associate it “negatively.”
“We use the words ‘gun reform,'” she said. “It’s all about safety. We’re not trying to take your guns. That’s what everyone in this area thinks we’re trying to accomplish. That’s not it.”
Gun control will never stop mass shootings. Period . . .
Before the 1960s there were almost no mass shooting incidents in the United States, but the trend has increased ever since then. Why? The number of homicides has decreased and the number of households that have guns has also dropped significantly. There must be another cause — maybe the continual focus on the tool used by these killers is less important than the emotional imbalance that leads them to pull the trigger.
A major change since the 1960s has been the rise in liberal social policies and the destruction of the time-honored values that lead to societal success and stability. The most glaring example is the massive decline in two-parent households. From 1960-2014 the percentage of children living in a home with two parents and no divorces dropped from 73 percent to 46 percent. That number is stunningly lower for black children now at 22 percent.
Nearly every school shooting has involved a boy who grew up without his father. The number of gun homicides has increased slightly in the past few years, but that is mostly driven by gang violence in major cities, not the type of mass shootings that capture so much current media attention. But let’s talk about the causes for both school and gang shootings, because the vast majority of killers in each are between 17 and 29 years old and male. The destruction of the social structure that provided stable homes is obviously a factor in the pathologies we see in young men today.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 23, 2018
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— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 24, 2018