There cannot be a scarier thought for a parent than to know that your child’s life is in danger. I can’t even imagine the horror that parents must have felt as they rushed to Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, or Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, after hearing that there was a shooting. And I certainly can’t comprehend the intense level of pain that those parents whose children were killed by madmen must still be experiencing and will feel for the rest of their lives.
Sometimes I think about what I would do to try to make schools safer if I were in charge. Metal detectors at all entrances? Armed guards? I’m not sure, but I know that I’d want at least one armed authority in the school at all times. And if I had a school-aged child, I’d want him or her to have a bulletproof backpack that could be used as a shield if the unspeakable were to occur.
Of course, gun control advocates will use horrific instances such as school shootings to ratchet up their campaigns to remove guns from law-abiding citizens. Their ignorance is mind numbing. If you had a child in a school where a madman entered with a gun – and madmen will always be able to get a gun no matter what kind of legislation is passed – would you want the principal to use a gun to take the madman out of play and save your child’s life, or would you rather have an unarmed principal get shot before the bullets start flying toward your kid?
There is one and only one thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun and that’s a good guy with a gun. How is a concept as simple and as logical as this one so difficult for some people to understand? What is it that makes them think that their fantasy world will come to pass if only they pass laws against gun ownership? If you’re interested in diving deeper into this topic, you can read this, “Will Your Kids Need Bullet Proof Backpacks and Body Armor for School?” The author points out that, as usual, the gun control advocates fail to address the real problem.
If you had a child in school, would you make sure he or she had a bulletproof backpack? What about body armor? Would you want the school principal to have a gun in case someone were to enter the school with a weapon, or do you think that would only open up a whole new set of problems? I know this is a controversial subject with a lot of widely varying opinions being circulated.