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School’s back…but what has changed?

03 Jan
School’s back…but what has changed?

Today marks the first day back for students and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary after a lunatic murdered 20 children and six adults.  They are holding the classes in another building seven miles away from where the massacre took place.

That is one difference.  But I was wondering, with all this agenda driven, gun control hysteria that’s being stoked by the likes of Sen. Feinstein and Pres. Obama  what has actually been done to make these children safer?

I mean, if the gun control zealots are going to exploit the deaths of 26 people for their own agenda you’d think they would offer up solutions that would have stopped the massacre in the first place.

Of course, since the majority of the gun control measures proposed were all ready in place in CT, that just means that the gun grabbers don’t have a solution and would prefer to capitalize on the death of innocent children to duplicate the agenda that failed in the first place.

But for Newtown Connecticut, they (for at least a little while) have embraced a solution that was roundly mocked by pundits and gun control advocates alike.

Namely, today at Sandy Hook Elementary there are armed police guarding and protecting the children.  My question is why?

I mean, Sandy Hook Elementary isn’t an affluent private school the likes of President Obama’s daughters and David Gregory’s children attend.  They have armed guards of course because for some reason, rich gun grabbers don’t care about their own hypocrisy.

But they keep telling us that guns aren’t the answer.  So why then are there people at that school today armed to defend those children?

BECAUSE FIREARMS DETER CRIME.  Criminals and crazies are often times cowards.  They target the weak, the helpless and the defenseless.  Criminals to maximize their crimes, crazies to maximize their body count.

Yet the mere presence of a law abiding citizen or law officer, ready to defend the sheep against the wolves, is enough to move them onto easier targets.  Unfortunately, while Sandy Hook is protected today, there are hundreds of Schools in CT that are defenseless and prime hunting ground for those with evil intent.

I wonder what the thought is.  Do the officials fear a copy cat attack and are protecting the school?  Most likely.  But what about all the other schools.  They are just as likely to be a target by someone CRAZY enough to steal some guns and commit such a heinous act.

I guess all those schools and all those children are on their own.  I guess in the minds of some, you must experience a tragedy first before you are allowed to protect yourself from it repeating.

That goes along the line of thinking that many who carry for self defense have in relation to police.  The job of law officers is to investigate crime, not to stop it.

So in all those other schools without protection today, where Principals are denied the right to defend themselves and their charges in loco parentis, I guess they just need to be sacrificed on the alter of gun control to sate the agenda driven lust of Feinstein, Bloomberg and Obama.

If guns weren’t the answer, then why are they present at Sandy Hook today?

And if guns ARE the answer…why aren’t they at every other school too.

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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

6 responses to “School’s back…but what has changed?

  1. Bryan

    January 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    The high school I attended had a couple armed teachers, as well a parking lot full of rifles ranging from AR platforms down to falling block big-boy magnums, and we never had a single instance of violence more severe than the jocks getting too testosterone-y and thumping each other. The -only- school I attended that was safer was the Department of Defense school when I was a child, which had regular patrols by a fireteam of completely kitted out soldiers. Gun-grabbers don’t understand that it’s not paranoia, it’s truth. Areas where nearly everyone is legally armed are less likely to have people just shooting people, because they aren’t raised on any media myths about how they give you power or make you evil… we just treat them as tools.

    My “high capacity” shotgun obviously is a very well behaved model. I have it stored with a box of buckshot, and it has yet to load itself and shoot someone… I believe I’ll have to reward it with a brand new stock.

     
    • jim

      January 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      Well put, Bryan. A lot of ground truth in a short paragraph.

       
  2. Chris Swenson

    January 3, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I am glad they had armed guards. Yes it would be just as easy for someone to go anywhere else in the country, but in the short term with the notoriety it is probably a good idea. The liberal media mock the concept that the best way to take out a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun but the Presidents Secret Service apparently recognize the truth.

    Honestly I think its time for the Media on both sides to leave these kids alone.

     
    • Bryan

      January 3, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      Agreed. Leave kids alone in general. Some counties are taking an equally ridiculous route and are trying to confiscate electronic entertainment, when they should actually be counseling parents on informed decisions and actually rearing their children.

      I grew up with access to violent video games. When my behavior seemed to be leaning towards emulating it, my parents took them away, sat me down, and explained that it was not acceptable. Many members of my generation didn’t get that treatment and instead were abandoned to be raised by the media and medications that have been proven to harm development of the parts of the brain that control emotion and morality. My generation thus far has been the biggest perpetrator of these acts of violence, but not a single soul is confronting the pharmaceutical industry. Instead they’re placing the blame on the firearms industry. The firearms industry, which teaches safety and responsibility as opposed to a drug making everything all right.

       
  3. Erik

    January 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I myself don’t believe teachers w/ guns is the answer. Because we have seen enough videos of teachers going crazy hurting kids. So I think guns in schools would give them a easier way to vent their frustration. From all the talk about taking away our guns no one has said anything about changing laws making them stricter for the people who commit the crimes. I would go as far as public executions of those found guilty, no waiting on death row for 15 years.

     
    • Bryan

      January 8, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      If the teacher has passed a course and been vetted by a qualified instructor, then they’re likely responsible enough to be trusted with a firearm. I’d honestly rather use the DoD’s method since armed teachers seem to be such a ‘scary’ topic. When I was attending school overseas as a child, we had soldiers in full gear carrying combat loads patrolling our schools. A fireteam in each school, one man on a 240 and three men with carbines, would give anyone pause before committing a crime on the premises.

       

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