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Armed guards protect Obama; why not schools?

Published: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

Instead of searching for meaningful solutions to the school shooting crisis, the White House intends to use the Connecticut tragedy to implement its long-term, politically correct agenda of reinstating firearm bans – just as it intended to use the bungled Operation Gunrunner, Fast and Furious fiasco, in which the administration “lost” 2,000 weapons to the Mexican mafia.

Many of those atrocities are committed by anti-social, mentally ill misfits, often addicted to violent video gaming, dependent on Prozac-type drugs and to whom our 20,000 current gun laws mean nothing.

Thus, firearm bans, unless intended to eliminate every deadly object in the country, will accomplish little in curbing those senseless massacres.

As evidenced by the hundreds of guns utilized daily in protecting his person, the president must realize – but, of course, never acknowledge – that the NRA is correct.

The only practical, constitutional and effective deterrent to the horrors created by guns in the hands of bad guys is sanctioning guns in the hands of good guys. Armed guards protect our president; why not our schools?

We’ve experienced a significant, violent crime reduction in states that enact concealed carry and have suffered virtually no airline hijackings after simply granting pilots the right to carry pistols.

Texas has armed teachers. The Israelis use armed, volunteer citizens. In neither case have there been reports of accidental student shootings.

Our so-called “gun-free safe zones” have proved just the opposite – fish-in-a-barrel killing zones. It’s time we put politics aside, employ a little common sense, and hire armed security or veterans, or train and arm competent school personnel. American kids should not be cowering helplessly under desks.

Instead of more rhetoric or useless laws, we must, immediately, give those entrusted with the safety of our children the most effective tools available.

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