As a parent of two young sons, I'd rather send my children where there is armed security along with strict rules for allowing entry to the premises. If the president's children, celebrity children and other wealthy children are able to send their kids to secure schools our children deserve equal protection. Our children aren't worth less or less important, they are our future and should be equally protected.
CBS:Parents of children who survived the deadly massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School speak to CBS News about NRA head's call for armed security guards in every U.S. school.
NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre rejected calls for more gun restrictions, and instead stated that "gun-free" zones made schools less safe by inviting criminals with guns into unprotected areas.LaPierre insisted, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."He called for the presence of armed guards in every school across the U.S. "We need to have every single school in America immediately deploy a protect program proven to work, and by that I mean armed security," LaPierre said.LaPierre went on to add, "When it comes to our most beloved innocent and vulnerable members of the American family -- our children -- we as a society leave them every day utterly defenseless."
has apparently forgotten that back in 2000, on the one-year anniversary of the Columbine shooting (which occurred with an assault weapons ban in place), President Clinton requested $60 million in federal money to fund a fifth round of funding for a program called "COPS in School," a program that does exactly what the NRA is proposing and the media is currently in overdrive mocking:
Clinton also unveiled the $60-million fifth round of funding for "COPS in School," a Justice Department program that helps pay the costs of placing police officers in schools to help make them safer for students and teachers. The money will be used to provide 452 officers in schools in more than 220 communities.
"Already, it has placed 2,200 officers in more than 1,000 communities across our nation, where they are heightening school safety as well as coaching sports and acting as mentors and mediators for kids in need," Clinton said.
The media is not only so driven to ensure Sandy Hook is used to win this round on gun control that they've become morally blinded to what really needs to be done to immediately secure our schools; they've lost their grip historically and politically.
Unfortunately, under Obama, funding for school security was cut. Obama Let 1 Billion Dollars in School Security Funds Lapse Before Sandy Hook Mass Shooting. Instead he chose to send billions overseas to fund terrorist countries and supply jihadists, enemies of the US, with weapons to remove Gaddaffi in Libya and Assad in Syria.
In the end,I believe more parents would rather their child have the best protection and security available and one way to do this is to provide trained armed security who can be volunteer or paid parents or NRA members,retired law enforcement or ex military. One way to fund training and security is to use teacher's union dues. The NRA has over 11,000 certified police instructors who are available to provide training. It's time to consider common sense security in our schools. As the NRA leader said, we protect presidents, money and buildings with armed security why not our most precious, irreplaceable and one of a kind children?
When it comes to school safety and security parents should have more of a voice and a choice in these decisions, not the federal government. I bet more parents would choose the armed/secure schools over the unarmed schools. Which would you choose and why??