As almost all of you know I am a believer in people being able to protect themselves and their families by any means necessary and that does include having firearms in their homes and on their person. I have a concealed carry permit as does everyone in my immediate family. When I go into a store I look at it as the store I am in just got extra security for free. If someone comes in to rob the store while I am in there, the robber is dead plain and simple. There are a few places where carrying a gun is illegal, like into a school, these places that don’t allow people to carry are what I refer to as ‘soft targets’. These are places where the people that are there have no protection at all from a person who comes there to shoot and kill as many people as possible. Schools are very much a prime target for cowards to go to inflict the most damage possible, both physical damage and psychological damage. The psychological damage is because nothing screws up people’s minds worse than killing their innocent children and the physical damage is simply pure body count.
A lot of people say that guns should be barred in our country and they use things like the Valentines Day murders of those 17 kids in their Florida school as a prime example. If you will notice this was a case of a coward going to a ‘soft target’ to get as much body count as he could before he slithered away. He had no wish to get himself shot to death, he slithered out like the coward he is. He didn’t decide to go to a police station and start shooting at the police there nor to a military base and storm the guards, why? Was it because he knew that he would be shot and killed if he tried to do this? Some people will say, well, Police Officers get shot a lot here in our Country and that is true. But, a huge but, they are almost always ambushed when they are shot and or killed. When was the last time you heard of someone calling the police and then meeting them out in the street and challenge them to a quick draw contest? Cowards only go to places to shoot people where they feel safe that there are no people with guns at the ready in which to shoot back at them. Taking honest law-abiding citizens guns away from them only causes there to be more soft targets. Personally I do agree with outlawing these ‘bump-stocks’ and I agree with things like making it illegal to sell any guns ‘outside’ of a ‘Gun Show’. I also agree with things like a 5, 7 or even a 10 day waiting period when you buy a gun before you are allowed to get it while the Feds do safety checks on you.
Now to the main issue of this article to you this evening. It is a sickening thing that we have to have armed Police Officers in our Nations schools but it is a reality of our day. I know that there is a financial cost to having a Police Officer stationed at ever school in America. Communities say that they cannot afford to have this in their ‘Police Budget’ and school districts say the same thing. My suggestion is that there does not need to be any Police Officers on the school grounds so that there is no ‘local cost’. What I am saying is that every school in America could have/should have (6) armed National Guardsmen or (6) Army or Marine Corps Reserve personnel stationed at every school. You could put one on each side of the school and have two on the inside in a camera room to monitor the school property inside and out. The reason for two on the inside is if they see a potential problem one Officer leaves the room to help with the issue while one Officer is always there to keep an eye on the cameras. These Officers would be paid for my either the State if they are National Guardsmen or by the Federal Government if they are Reservist. This takes all of the local cost out of the equation.
There is one other reason why I say this should be done now instead of waiting for the events to happen, then start crying about why and how this could have happened. The issue is a terrorist attack on a school, probably on a grade school where maybe a dozen or so terrorist raid a school and start shooting everyone in sight and blowing up what they can’t get too to shoot. This is going to happen here in the States, it just hasn’t happened yet. I believe that there are two reasons this has not happened yet, (1) in this Country we have the second best Security and Intelligence Agencies in the world, next to Israel. (2) We have simply been very lucky, but this luck will run out, what then? When a terrorist group bursts into a school and kills 2,3,4 or 500 kids how are we going to handle the financial issue of school Security Officers then?