Yesterday afternoon, Nikolas Cruz armed with an AR-15 came into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, and started to open fire. The shooting appeared to happen for over an hour before Cruz eventually fled the scene. From the articles I’ve read so far, Cruz had killed 17 people and injured 14. This is now confirmed to be one of the deadliest school shootings in US History. Since the Columbine Shooting from 1999, there as been 25 different school shootings across the United States. The debate has continued for each and every single one, Gun Control.
Let me make this very clear to people who believe in Gun Control; the law does NOT apply to criminals. It doesn’t matter what legislation you pass. It doesn’t matter what laws you enforce. It doesn’t matter what counter measures you take. Criminals who don’t abide to the laws will ALWAYS find another. Whether it’d be through the Dark Net, Gangs, the Black Market, or (if they’re young) guns they got from their parent’s closet, Criminals will always find another way to get them. It’s just fact.
The Democratic Party never seems to hesitate on demanding Gun Control when these events occur. It’s almost on impulse at this point. Rather than try and figure out a way for schools to defend themselves from events like these, they instead do whatever they can to continue promoting their Gun Control agenda. When in reality, that shouldn’t be the discussion at all. This shooting would have never happened had the teachers been armed to defend themselves. Or if it did happen, there would’ve been a lot less causalities.
Gun Control isn’t going to fix anything anytime soon. What America needs is better security. If schools are being threatened this much, then allow law abiding teachers to have their conceal-carry handguns on them. Allow teachers to defend themselves and their students. Teach kids how to defend themselves from people like Cruz. These shootings have nothing to do with the guns used in the attack. It’s the shooter themselves. The gun can’t do anything on it’s own. Somebody has to pick it up and use it for it be classified as dangerous.
Gun control won’t end Gun Violence. Security of our schools and our community however, will help prevent it.
Why is it that from the 40s up through the late 80s, guns were allowed either on school grounds or in the class room? Why is it that my father went to school in DC where they had a Rifle Team in the 80s? Why is it that my father’s father was able to do target practice on school grounds? Because the old generation of kids wasn’t taught to run and hide, but to stand and fight. To protect themselves and others against dangerous people like Cruz. That’s something we need to do. Teach people how to protect themselves from bad people.