How We Can Save School Children’s Lives
We have all heard the old saying, “You can’t bring a knife to a gun fight.”
I have noticed over the last two to three years almost every building has metal detectors.
Some have guards, but they are not equipped with guns. They only are allowed batons and tasers. They may as well just arm them with mace.
They would have the same amount of protection which is none at all. I certainly do not feel safe in a public place where the security cannot protect the people much less themselves.
People who know nothing about guns are terrified of them, but when used in the right hands they save lives.
There are over 300 million people in the United States, and there are just as many guns.
So with all the gun control laws why are there so many shootings in public places like schools?
Let us look at the tragedy of 9/11.
Since that horrible day in history, airports have stepped up security with metal detectors, armed guards, X-ray machines, and some of the strictest policies ever in the history of the U.S.
Has anyone heard of another successful hijacking of an aircraft? Not at all.
How about the arenas and football stadiums where security is ramped up with metal detectors and armed guards?
Nope, we have not heard anything with those places either. They remain safe and secure among the thousands of people in attendance.
I remember going to school, and we never had to worry about getting shot or losing our lives.
Today’s society has many flaws, and gun laws are not equipped for our schools. Colion Noir, who is an attorney and a Second Amendment Activist says it best in his Facebook Post, “‘Gun Free Zone’ signs don’t keep guns out of schools, especially guns in the hands of mass-murderers who aren’t fazed by signs telling them they’re not supposed to bring guns into schools.
But you know what does? Metal detectors. Put metal detectors in our schools.
You wanna know why they have metal detectors in courthouses, airports, and stadiums? Because it prevents mass-murderers from getting guns into these places infinitely better than a sign on a window.”
Noir goes on to say what most of us who support guns are feeling every time we hear of school shootings, “And if a mass-murderer does try to bring a gun into a school and sets the metal detectors off, guess who should be there, ready and willing to stop them? Armed guards. We use armed guards at banks, armed guards at jewelry stores; we use armed guards to protect everything we consider valuable. I can’t think of anything more valuable than our kids.”
Most of the anti-gun activist used the Parkland shooting in 2018 as a stepping stone to fulfill their agenda and to get the Liberals on their side.
We have all heard the line of bull they feed everyone with, but there are always two sides to every story. What about the victims and their families?
A father of a slain victim speaks up for the whole package. Andrew Pollack told CNN’s, Anderson Cooper, “Instead of blaming the guns or process by which they’re purchased, that it’s merely a matter of making sure our schools are protected — including with armed guards.
But today, we sit here, me and you, talking and it’s the 22nd school shooting of this year. Now when is enough going to be enough where people say listen, we need to have single-point entries, metal detectors, and armed guards at the school just like in a courthouse or at a stadium.
It’s really three layers of security to protect our kids. We’re safe in a stadium, but we let our kids go to school, and they’re not safe.”
Pollack concluded the interview with this statement, “It’s a sorry thing that we have to do this, but it’s one of the only ways we can stop these sorts of things from happening. Gun control isn’t effective. Neither are clear backpacks. It’s time we started getting real about protecting our students.”
In life, we always find ourselves at a crossroad where decisions need to be made.
It is past time people and politicians put politics away and think of the lives of others and our children.
Only then can the answers to these situations be laid to rest.
Armed guards, metal detectors, and single point entries, this is the answer, not banning guns.