• How to Meet New People … and Save the Right to Bear Arms

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    Surge Summary: Pro-2A folks need to be involved in their school districts, asking school officials hard questions, holding them accountable before disaster strikes. A little pro-active interaction right now could save lives later.

    by Rob Morse

    Most people don’t own a gun. They don’t share a home with a gun owner. Most people also believe what they are told in the news. Put those few facts together and you see another reason I’m so passionate about armed school staff to defend our children. We know that the politicians who serve anti-gun billionaires will push for more gun-control after the next attack on a school. That makes gun-control sound inevitable, but it isn’t. There are important factors at work. Most parents want their children protected, and armed defense works. That means you are the person who will save our right to bear arms. The future is in your hands.

    We’ve seen this story before. Well paid Democrat politicians have legislation ready to disarm honest citizens. An attack on innocent children provides the crisis they need. To quote the famous Democrat Rahm Emanuel, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” The lie that honest gun owners are the problem will be spread from coast to coast before the truth finishes its first cup of coffee.

    That isn’t theory, but history. We saw new gun control laws in New York after the attacks there. We saw the same thing happen again in California. The sad truth is that too many of us are one school attack away from losing our right to bear arms. The media and Democrat politicians are eager to ignore the thousands of lives that gun owners save every day.

    The good news is that you are the antidote to gun-control misinformation. Your voice matters, but only if you use it. Local politicians get their courage from you and the questions you ask. Your voice might save both children in your school and adults in your community.

    Ask your local school board if they have a safety plan. Ask when they had their last safety audit. Which school in the district has gone the longest without performing a combined exercise with law enforcement, emergency medical providers, and the school safety team. Does the school board have armed volunteer staff in every school? Is that deficiency a matter of policy or from a lack of volunteers? If they say that School Resource Officers are enough, then ask if children are ever at school when an SRO isn’t on premises and on duty.

    Every parent deserves to know about the safety plans in their schools though the board may be reluctant to give you answers. Asking the question puts the board on record with the extent they have addressed school safety. You want to put them on record if they are ignoring the best practices to protect our children. As a matter of record, there has never been an attack at a school that had a public policy of arming volunteer school staff. Rather than leave their children unprotected, more parents want their children protected at school by armed staff or armed law enforcement.

    Your involvement might not save every child. There are some school boards who put politics before the children’s safety. As an engaged citizen, it is up to us to help the voters get the safety they wanted. I know there are a million excuses for us to stay home. You already know the reasons you should be involved.

    Those who don’t believe that evil men might hunt their children will act shocked if violence comes to their school. The idealism of gun-control is often the clothing used to hide naked negligence. Hindsight is a bitter pill, but so is foresight. Anti-gun lobbyists told us that guns don’t belong in school… until someone hears gunshots in the hallway. I’d rather have that argument now so we might avoid trauma-care later.

    Protecting our children isn’t too much to ask. We simply want the kids returned to us with the same good health they had when we dropped them off at school in the morning. We don’t need to wait for an attack in our school district because the truth is obvious, time after time. Ask your school board about their safety plans. That is important for both our children’s safety today, and for everyone’s safety tomorrow.

    Thank you for all you do.


    This is the 101st post about protecting children at school. A few of the posts are links, but most of the articles are mine.

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    Image: Adapted from: Okaloosa County School Board Public Meeting – YouTube (2:14) and (2:40), CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50493176

    Rob Morse

    Rob Morse works and writes in Southwest Louisiana. He writes at Ammoland, at his Slowfacts blog, Clash Daily and Daily Surge. Rob co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast, and hosts the Self-Defense Gun Stories Podcast each week.

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