Saturday, December 15, 2012

It is time to have background checked – armed guards at Public schools

Dr. Laurie Roth

  With the latest horror show of a shooting in a Connecticut elementary school we have seen 27 people slaughtered, 18 or more of them little children according to the unfolding news.  A 20-year-old gunman, whose Mom was a teacher,  first murdered his mother, then, as yet an unidentified other at different location.

This was before going to the school and starting his shooting slaughter there.  The shooter then killed himself.  Already the speculation about motives and mental illness is flying everywhere – Autistic, personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive…on and on.  The guy was a sick twisted nightmare who murdered a ton of people then himself.  I could care less what brand of craziness and evil he was…he was evil.  Millions of people in America have various forms and flavors of mental challenges and illness.  They don’t plan to murder people. 

Regardless of the deranged or compromised heart and mind that would do such a thing, the real nightmare and betrayal to America is that this could have been avoided if gun control fanatics hadn’t demanded that teachers and administrators not carry guns or be trained to protect kids at school.  Larry Pratt, head of Gun owners of America is spot on with his comments on this.  “Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands. Federal and state laws combined to insure that no teacher, no administrator, no adult had a gun at the Newtown school where the children were murdered.  This tragedy underscores the urgency of getting rid of gun bans in school zones. The only thing accomplished by gun free zones is to insure that mass murderers can slay more before they are finally confronted by someone with a gun.”  It is time to stop ALL gun bans and start protecting schools.

With all the endless Jihad and Islamic terror attacks that hit Israel, kids in schools are safe because every school has armed guards at points of entry.  People never barge into schools in Israel and start a shooting rampage.  They would be shot and killed immediately.  You cannot murder children in Israeli schools because the adults treat them like the priceless treasures they are.  What is wrong with us? 

Today I interviewed Dr. Bruce Porter, firefighter - chaplain, 1st responder and expert on these type of disasters.  He was at the Columbine disaster; Beslan Massacre; Amish school murders;  9/11 ground zero, ministering to victims and their families over these many years.  He agrees that it is high time to start putting armed guards at our schools – that is guards who have passed a background check.  Demonizing guns and distorting our rage and retaliation on guns is stupid and wrong.  The truth is that evil exists and regardless of your choice of weapon, an evil—deranged person with an agenda to destroy will find whatever weapon that is available—legal or illegal.  This could be a gun, knife, car, bat, shovel, poison, fist, bomb, fire…whatever they can use to kill or destroy. SEE: Man Stabs 22 Children in China.

The bottom line after experiencing another of these horrific nightmares of loss with our children is that all schools must have background checked armed guards and state-of-the-art security systems and protocol.

This blood bath in Connecticut wasn’t due to the 20-year-old murderer having guns,  IT WAS DUE TO THE TEACHERS AND STAFF NOT HAVING GUNS. 

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Laurie Roth has a Ph.D. in counseling and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, is happily married and currently resides in Washington State. She is a singer/songwriter with five CD albums to her credit.  She plays the piano, keyboard, and violin and has a voice that can penetrate your very soul. 

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