A needed change

Georgia’s school superintendents would reject arming teachers even if law allowed. They claim guns don’t belong in schools nor make students any safer even after Oregon, Colorado, and Washington State schools experienced attacks by psychopaths.

Perhaps these common sense words of criminologist Cesare Baccaria, written in 1764 regarding the stupidity of gun control laws could enlighten them:

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those(teacher-staff) who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Can it be supposed that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity (murder) will respect those which can be violated with ease and impunity (gun free schools), and subject innocent persons (teachers staff students) to all the vexations the guilty (killers) ought to suffer.

Such laws (gun free zones) make things worse for the assaulted (school personnel) and better for the (lawbreakers:)They serve to encourage (deranged individuals), rather than preventing homicides of (innocent victims), for defenseless citizens are attacked with greater confidence than armed ones.”

Educators armed with only their bodies and persuasion become dead heroes against killers armed with guns and a passion for murdering innocent people. What’s the first thing superintendents do when schools are attacked? Call the police and pray they get there in time! Incidentally, armed staff members responding immediately could prevent or reduce school injuries and fatalities before police arrived.

Unarmed school personnel who obey the firearm restrictions are sitting ducks for shooters who seek out gun free schools, slaughter defenseless victims, and then receive celebrity status by politicians and the media who exploit their attacks for anti-gun propaganda.

If radio and television announced school personnel would be trained and carrying concealed weapons, psychopaths and terrorists would receive notification that schools no longer were providing gun-free zones for committing murder.

William L. Emick


Submitted by Virtual Newsroom