In light of a tragedy like the shooting at Newton yesterday, the immediate reaction of conservatives is to mourn and offer our sympathies and prayers for the victims. The immediate reaction of liberals is to politicize the issue.
When we are engaged in a war for our freedom, we cannot allow the left simply dominate the narrative while we act as decent human beings.There is one simple truth here. Guns were not responsible for what happened in Newton, Connecticut.. Liberals were.
The school at Newton like schools everywhere was declared “gun free” zones.
Why don’t we just put up a big sign here that says, “DEFENESLESS TARGETS IN THIS BUILDING!”
The left has succeeded in pushing gun control and the end result has been perfectly predictable. Everywhere gun control is imposed, violent crime rises. Washington DC has some of the most draconian gun control laws around. It is also racked with violent crime. Ditto Nanny State Queen Michael Bloomberg’s hellhole called New York City. Citizens are defenseless but criminals didn’t get the memo. They sill have guns.
Every time there is one of these shootings, it has one common factor. It happens in a gun free zone. Newton was one of those places. There were no guns in the schools. Anyone remember the old joke about bringing a knife to a gunfight? The people in that school did not even have knives.
Literature tells teachers that if they are confronted with a shooter in a school, they are to throw books at the shooter. Somehow bringing a book to a gunfight seems even less bright than bringing a knife to a gunfight. In Israel, their teachers have guns and are taught to fight back. When was the last time there was a mass shooting at one of their schools?
When the gunman attacked the theater in Aurora Colorado, he was attacking in a city that had gun control laws and the theater had proudly banned guns on the premises.
Why didn’t they just put up a sign on the marquee that announced we have a bunch of unarmed, defenseless people here?
When the shooter went on a rampage at Virginia Tech in 2007, again it was a gun free zone. One of the professors at Virginia Tech is credited with saving the lives of his students by blocking a door. He was killed because he had no way of fighting back.
These shooters may be crazy but they do not choose gun clubs, shooting ranges or police departments.
Because they realize their rampage would end quickly and fatally if they went to an area where there was an armed citizenry.
The left loves to throw up claims about what would happen if someone fought back. They like to worry about someone hit by friendly fire. Let’s see, there is a maniac with a gun and the left is worried that someone defending themselves might miss?
The real issue here is not the straw man the liberals like to throw up. It is a concept they do not like to deal with called Deterrence.
Every school should have a sign that says, “We have armed, trained people on campus. If you try to harm anyone in this school, we will respond with deadly force.”
Liberals react in horror to this concept. Of course they react in horror to any idea that has a grain of common sense or that works.
As the wars in the Middle East have been winding down, there has been a push to get veterans to become teachers. These men and women have firearms training. Other teachers and administrators can be trained.
The idea here is simple.
It is not for them to have a shoot out in the hallways of the school. It is to create a deterrent force.
Every one of these crazy shooters has been sane enough to look for a soft target. They looked for a place where there would be no one who could fight back against an armed attacker.
If they believe there are people with guns who know how to use them at the schools, it will deter other wannabe mass murderers from doing the same thing.
The idea of gun control has failed time and time again. Why the hell do we keep listening to these same morons who have been wrong every time in the past.
We should never have another school shooting like we had yesterday.
It is time to arm teachers and let it be known that if you attack a school, someone will be shooting back.
That alone should stop any repeats.
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