School Shooting Prevention and How To Protect Our Children
ALERT: We don’t need to wait for Washington or our state’s capitols to bring about needed change to protect our kids. We even have armed guards now in front of many grocery stores and restaurants, but we can’t or won’t post them at our schools?!
A guaranteed remedy to reduce gun violence at schools
What would you do if someone kept breaking into your house? What would you do if someone kept threatening – even worse, killing – your loved ones inside when they weren’t expecting it? What would you do? You would do whatever is necessary to save them, right? At very least, you would likely start by bolstering and further safeguarding your entrances, right?
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Who among our fine law enforcement or military personnel (in any branch) wouldn’t consider it their greatest duty and honor to take a paid or volunteer shift as a guard in front of our schools protecting those precious souls?
Can any rational, law-abiding American give me a single good reason why we wouldn’t have armed security at the primary entrances of every school across our union? Does anyone really not believe an armed guard would help deter criminals or crazies from entering? Even if they tried to scale in another way, they would know armed security is a new normal for school safety and that guards are present on campus.
I find it absolute lunacy and abhorring that we protect with a gun every important institution and person of notoriety across the country, but we leave U.S. children – our national treasures – to be prey of the predators of gun-free zones where children all gather in mass for nearly eight hours a day.
Twenty-eight years ago, in 1990, then-Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., introduced the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 into the Senate, and it prohibited “any unauthorized individual from knowingly possessing a loaded or unsecured firearm at a place that the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone.” It was passed by Congress and signed by President George H.W. Bush.
It doesn’t apply if the weapons are ‘approved by a school in the school zone.’”
If I were the president or a member of Congress, I would work immediately to repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act, to free local communities to better protect their children. But, in almost half the states of our union, we don’t need to wait for Washington or our state’s capitols to bring about needed change to protect our kids.
As even NBC News had to report: “The Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 prohibits anyone from having a firearm in a school zone. But that law includes the same exception recognized [in 17 U.S. states]: It doesn’t apply if the weapons are ‘approved by a school in the school zone.’”
Let’s start by taking the most obvious step as our first step. It’s one everyone (Republican, Democrat, independent, old and young) should be able to support.
Four years ago, I wrote a four-part series on reducing violent crime in America, especially in schools. Everything I wrote still stands. To educate yourself more about this issue, please check out my series below. Most of all, keep fighting for America’s kids! They are our future!
Part 1: “Israel: America’s model for reducing violent crime”
Part 2: “Do gun bans actually curb violent crime?”
Part 3: “Reducing violent crime in the U.S. from the inside out”
Part 4: “Reducing violent crime in the U.S. from the inside out”