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Monday, December 17, 2012

Arming America’s Teachers

Any time a person dies needlessly, it’s tragic; it’s even more tragic when it’s a young person, whose whole life is ahead of them. School shootings are unfortunately nothing new, yet we have done little to prevent them in the wake of such tragedies such as Columbine and Virginia Tech, and now at a peaceful, innocent elementary school. America’s schools are no longer safe, and instead of passing laws that seek to control guns, we need to be pro-active and be ready to defeat tragedy before it shows up again.

America’s teachers and school staff need to bear arms. We can pass all of the gun control laws we want, but remember this, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. You do not need a gun to kill someone. If someone wants to cause pain and suffering, they will find a way. Instead of passing legislation that leaves a school vulnerable and open to attack by banning guns, we need to pass legislation that makes schools strong and safe. In case you haven’t noticed, criminals tend not to follow the law and even though the sign says no guns allowed, they bring them in anyway.