“It’s Time To Put Armed Security In Every Public School In America”
So wrote Matt Walsh in the Daily Wire for today. And he’s right. CSPOA has supported this idea for years. And further, we believe that trained faculty and staff in all schools up to and including high schools, should be allowed to carry for their safety and that of students. In post-secondary schools, any adult not specifically and individually prohibitted by law from possessing a weapon should be allowed to do so, including students. As Walsh wrote:
“What’s the counterargument? That security at school may infringe on our liberty somehow? It may if the government were forcing private schools to take this measure. But we’re talking about property that the government already owns, staffed with people it employs. The State has not only the authority to secure the premises but the duty to do so. The State compels you to send your kids to its facility if you can’t afford private school and are unable to homeschool. Attendance is mandatory. Shouldn’t a very basic level of security also be mandatory? Shouldn’t we expect — demand — that the State protect the kids it has forced us to send to them?”
Walsh also suggests that honorably discharged vets and retired police officers be the ones given the task. The gun-grabbers who don’t give a second thought to other government buildings having armed guards, don’t seem to care enough about our children to give them the same protection.
Sheriff Richard Mack, CSPOA President, stated “It’s time to talk about real action that will help eliminate this problem. It’s true that guns are used to take lives, but guns can save lives, too. Armed protectors of our kids should not be a controversial idea.”
CSPOA Legislative liaison, Rick Dalton, said “We are in contact with state and federal legislators to get bills passed to protect our precious children as soon as possible.”
Contact your local school officials and legislators and urge them to make this long-overdue idea a reality.
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