Category: Politics

School Shootings

Every time I turn on the news there seems to be reports of another school shooting. There is always someone on talking about the need for more gun control and restrictions on what guns or magazines can be purchased. How about we look at actual measures we can take, instead looking for more ways to limit the rights of law abiding citizens.

Prevention

Prevention should be the first consideration. The TSA uses metal detectors to check people and scanning machines to check bags. Why not install these in every school? Now I know there is a cost issue, but I am sure money could be raised to purchase the equipment. Each school could reduce costs by limiting the entrances people enter the building through. As for outside school activities such as football games handheld metal detectors can be used by security personnel or local police officers.

Arming Teachers

Several states have already passed measures to arm teachers. I do not see this as a bad thing. I do however think there should be some standard guidelines put in place.

Training

As a CCW holder myself I think passing a CCW course is a good start. However I think most people would feel better if there was a more rigorous training regiment and qualification requirements that must be met before a teacher can carry a concealed gun on school grounds.

Armed Trained Professionals

An alternative to training and arming teachers would be to employ already trained people. This would include off duty police officers, trained security guards, and military veterans. On duty police officers would also be a great idea but not every city and town have the resources to deploy and officer to every school in their jurisdiction.

Building the Wall

It is no secret that there are some major issues with our immigration system. There are plenty of opinions on what needs to be done to fix our immigration system. However fixing the immigration system would be a waste of money and time if we do not secure our borders. Calling those that support the wall racists, and other derogatory names will not change the fact that securing the border is the first logical step in immigration reform.

What the wall will not do

Building a wall on the border will not prevent people from entering our country legally. Foreigners enter our country everyday on boats, planes, and cars legally everyday. Some do over stay their visas and become illegal immigrants. Building the wall will not stop this from happening. That is a shortcoming of our current immigration system that does need to be addressed.

What the wall will do

Building the wall will help to stop the criminals that can not get visas to enter the country from seeking over the border. That is the whole idea of building the wall. Once the wall is built we can focus on fixing the other issues with immigrations.

What we need to do

Us as citizens need to call, write, and email our representatives letting them know we want the wall fully funded. If our representatives do not listen to us then we need vote in someone that will listen and do their job and represent our wishes.

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