The terrible, senseless killing of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas was 100% preventable.
I won't be a bystander in the Senate.
I want to solidify security at all U.S. schools with full-time armed guards and metal detectors, like our court houses. Aren't our kids as important as our judges?
Moreover, I support arming teachers on a voluntary basis, as an additional layer of defense.
Put fear into the heads of these evil perpetrators thinking of harming our children.
Case in point, in a National Institute of Justice poll, 74% of 2,000 felons affirmed "one reason burglars avoid houses when people are home is that they fear being shot during the crime."
There have been just two school shootings in Israel in 44 years. The Israelis have armed guards at their schools plus other counter-measures.
How come Israel has it figured out and we haven't? What say you, my fellow citizens?
Gun-free zone "signs" stop absolutely no one.
The Crime Prevention Research Center reported 94% of mass shootings occur in gun-free zones.
A fact, it takes 5 to 10 minutes or longer, for the police to arrive after any 911 call.
As you know, if you stabilize any life threatening situation at the outset, those crucial initial seconds, you stand a far better chance of achieving a favorable outcome.
Congress gives billions of our tax dollars in foreign aid to help other countries.
No more. I want to re-direct that money to solidifying our schools.
This issue is extremely crucial and time-sensitive.
The next school shooter is already out there.
Our kids are sitting ducks.
This solution is faster, simpler, pragmatic, and more feasible than legislating new ineffective gun control laws.
If we don't lollygag, it can be done before school starts in September.
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