GUNS: Let’s protect the children EFFECTIVELY

Protecting America’s Children
Posted by Jenn Jacques on September 21, 2015 at 5:28 pm

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In 2013 more than 80 bills were introduced in at least 33 states related to arming teachers or school staff, but only Alabama, Kansas, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas enacted laws affecting public schools, according to a report by the Council of State Governments. In the state of Wisconsin, concealed carry permit holders can request permission to carry from the principal of their local school, and a new law just went into effect this year allowing both off duty and retired LEO’s to carry in schools as well.  The Outdoor Channel’s in-depth documentary Safe Haven hosted by Katie Pavlich was an eye-opening look into just how ineffective gun-free zones really are.

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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — attributed to Einstein

So, we have demonstrated evidence that “gun free” zones do NOT work.

Can we try something different?


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2 Responses to GUNS: Let’s protect the children EFFECTIVELY

  1. John, while in an individual case of a crazy showing up at a school with a gun, a concealed carrying teacher might save children, consider the likelihoods involving… hmmm… 100,000 schools in the US? And say three teachers in each school did this? That would be 300,000 armed individuals, all subject to normal human frailties of drugs, alcohol, despair, anger, development of psychosis, jealous rages over just who had the right to date the cute sex-ed teacher, or simple ordinary stupid random human carelessness (as in removing the gun momentarily for some reason and a child picking it up) all working very closely with our children on an everyday basis.

    I don’t think we’d have to wait too many years before there’d be enough “unfortunate incidents” that the policy would be reversed.

    While I don’t ordinarily quote TV philosophy as an authority, I believe it was in an episode of NCIS where a crewman was shot to death on a navy aircraft carrier and one of the investigators asked the captain if the crew normally carried guns. The captain looked completely shocked and responded with, “That would be INSANE!” or something close to that. If that’s true, and we don’t trust our own navy folks to carry guns freely on ship… could we trust far less highly trained and regulated school personnel to carry them around our children?

    While I sympathize with your sentiment, I don’t think I’d agree with your recommendation.

    Michael J. McFadden
    Peace Studies, 1973

  2. ayitl says:

    but have we demonstrated that allowing people to carry guns does work?

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