Tragic Event Today

Today we all heard of the tragedy of another mass gun shooting in a school. It is extremely sad, and many of us feel for those who have lost loved ones, and as a father of two beautiful teenagers, and another on the way, preventing this from happening again quickly comes to mind.

I am sure that the idea of controlling access to guns is one approach, however, it is my belief that criminals will always get a gun if they need it.

Another approach would be to make it a job requirement of school personnel to have access to, and be trained in basic gun use. Let’s face it, most teachers care about their students, and especially teachers of those young ones that can not defend themselves. I used to have a job with annual gun refresher training, and I believe that if more teachers had access to a gun in class if or when needed, along with regular training, when these moments take place I would prefer that some of them would have the opportunity to stand up to the violence and protect those that they teach and protect.

If I were a teacher, I would gladly accept that responsibility.

I understand that not all would, but in many of these cases, there are so few actual people involved, that a single person in the right place, at the right time with a weapon they know how to use – could end the violence quickly.

I don’t want to see a knee jerk response that makes getting guns into normal peoples hands harder, and I would be happy to see that energy spent on legislation encouraging our teachers to take on that responsibility.

Furthermore, not just teachers, but legislation that supports most competent people that would act – to be allowed to do so.

My heart goes out to the many that lost loved ones today in Connecticut. God bless, and you are in my prayers.


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