It’s been 20 years since Columbine and our schools are no safer. In 2013, after the Newton/Sandy Hook shooting it should have been abundantly clear that the only thing that stops a mass murderer is a good guy with a gun. Yet the majority of states continue to deny their staff, students, and guests their constitutional rights by forcing them to disarm. This is blatant criminal negligence and damn near makes the legislators, administrators, union flunkies, and brainwashed leftist teaches accessories to murder.
California doubled down, first taking away the ability of CCW holders to carry on campuses and then removed the ability of local school authorities to allow CCW precisely because “red” county districts were allowing it. At the state and federal level, all the wrong steps are being taken. “Red flag” laws, which might be useful if we could trust the damn government to first do its job identifying these monsters and not use it as tool to stomp on the rest of us, are the wrong thing. We also have seen banning private gun sales and all sorts of symbolic bans to advance gun control, but not safe lives.
20 years and our school administrators have learned nothing. Our politicians do nothing. Weak-kneed men like Brian Sandoval torpedo the chances for willing teachers to save lives. Virtue signaling leftists continue to campaign against self-defense in schools. Brave adults continue to deny literally shielding kids with their bodies because they cannot carry. The brainwashing against guns is so strong amongst teachers that they cannot apply the simplest of lessons.
To highlight how obvious these wrong steps are, this is on Wikipedia:
A United States Secret Service study concluded that schools were placing false hope in physical security, when they should be paying more attention to the pre-attack behaviors of students. Zero-tolerance policies and metal detectors “are unlikely to be helpful,” the Secret Service researchers found. The researchers focused on questions concerning the reliance on SWAT teams when most attacks are over before police arrive, profiling of students who show warning signs in the absence of a definitive profile, expulsion of students for minor infractions when expulsion is the spark that push some to return to school with a gun, buying software not based on school shooting studies to evaluate threats although killers rarely make direct threats, and reliance on metal detectors and police officers in schools when shooters often make no effort to conceal their weapons.
Even Las Vegas Metro PD learned a lesson from October 1, 2017 and now deploys snipers around major events and has instituted high-angle rifle training. For schools, hope continues to be a plan while Clark County schools are busy groping children and rifling through their bags to find guns that children of white trash and minority kids with shit parents being to school.
Hope is not a plan. Shooters need to be shot down as soon as possible. Only resistance ends these attacks. For example:
20 years on and we have learned nothing.
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Clayton E. Cramer
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