Publisher's note: I have only recently met Leah Palomita, and I am grateful that she has given us permission to re-post her very insightful article on one of the most important topics of the day. Her no nonsense approach is very clear and concise, and she hits the nail on the head with her commentary. I trust our readers will respond to it as well as we have, and we look forward to more of her contributions.
Why Our Schools Are At Risk, Leah Palomita
It would behoove us to consider, when pondering the option of equipping teachers with fire-arms, that Americans in favor of such proposals are not suggesting the distribution of weapons in the same manner that the students receive their books on the first day of school.
No one recommending that administrators call the teachers down to the shop class to pick up their Glocks, holsters, and loaded bullet cartridges before the students arrive in the morning.
What is being suggested (and not strongly enough, for it is this writer’s opinion that it should be DEMANDED) is for teachers to be permitted to carry in states whose laws prevent such measures.
I have learned of only four states that allow individuals to carry licensed concealed weapons to school: Utah, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Hawaii. In fact, ABCNews.com posted an article in December displaying pictures of teachers during a training session.
If there are only four states in this union that permit the lawful carrying of concealed weapons on school property, then that means there are forty-six states that do not.
Do Americans; do YOU, fully realize the implications of this? Do we stop to count how many children are at risk, I wonder…?Add a comment