Let’s catch everyone up on all things gun news. A tragic shooting happened at a Florida high school on Valentine’s Day. As with any gun-related incident, the left and right are locking horns. Kimmel is doing what he does best: crying on television in hopes you’ll surrender rights. Blubber, blubber, boomstick control now. Meanwhile, the FBI is in crisis mode as it admitted it sat on its hands when it should’ve stepped up to the plate to strike out Nikolas Cruz.
But this Texas school district gives all its schools a sound mind concerning school shootings:
Parents who have children at the school say they feel very safe and comfortable knowing their staff are armed and ready to protect them if they have to.
“It makes me feel really, really safe that we have staff on hand if anything happened,” said mother of a Claude ISD student Sarah Hughes. “It brings me peace of mind.”
Students say they feel safer on campus knowing their staff is armed, and despite the tragedy in Florida, they have no nerves coming to school.
The first step to safety is prevention. It’s important for everyone to understand the warning signs of volatile individuals. Laws cannot stop every dangerous person from entering a campus, whether they’re wielding a knife, gun, or a blasting a Pelosi speech.
Allowing teachers to carry allows them to neutralize a threat like a transwoman’s not-so-secret surprise stops an in-progress one night stand. If we’re willing to protect financial institutions with firearms, doesn’t it make sense to protect our educational institutions with firearms? Why can’t we protect children the same way we protect our money or, for that matter, our elected politicians? Is Washington D.C. surrounded by “Gun Free Zone” signs, or is Washington D.C. armed to the entitled, glittering hilt?
At least this Texas school district understands how to protect children: not with platitudes, but with strength.
~ Co-written by Nichole Cooper and Courtney Kirchoff