Thursday, September 19

What We Can – and Should – Do, After the Florida Shooting

Definitely, security in schools should be a first, and an undeniable must. We already have several schools and cities in the United States that arm their teachers. Albuquerque, New Mexico; Shamrock, Texas; etc.

A sign on a school campus in Shamrock, Texas.

Why can’t we have that on a national level? If we want to model another country, let’s take a look at Israel, who have security at their schools. Not Australia, where they uselessly rescind guns that would otherwise be perfectly legal. I can agree that the safety and security of schools is very important; as someone who went to a Jewish school for nine years, we got our fair share of threats.

For anyone worried about the teachers, they shouldn’t. Everyone has been vetted and checked. A public school is a government institution, just like courts, offices, and town halls. Why does security work so well in those places? Because we protect them with guns. So, why can’t – no, why shouldn’t – we protect schools just like we protect other government institutions, officials, celebrities, and factories? Schools should not be an exception.

If you’ve got a bevy of armed security officers protecting you, maybe you shouldn’t be trying to strip Second Amendment rights from law-abiding citizens.

– Ted Cruz

A two-birds-with-one-stone situation can be found here as well. Able-bodied military veterans, homeless or not, can be vetted and checked. They would be more than happy to defend our schools. Because, frankly, we need it. And as Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire notably mentions, “We shouldn’t need security at the Pentagon, either. We shouldn’t need it at the airport. We shouldn’t need it anywhere. You shouldn’t even need to lock your doors at night. No bad thing should ever happen to anyone. But they do.”

So let’s do something about it.

In case you missed it, read here for what we know, and here for what the misinformed Left proposes.


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Edward Shturman

Editor-in-Chief at Our Free Write, Edward continues to develop new and thought-provoking political commentary. A high school fellow at Stanford University, with a Best Research award in Model United Nations, and a passion for humor and truth in politics, you can trust his authentic journalism right here at Our Free Write.

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