The panel reviewing the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High school suggested arming teachers to stop school shootings. The recommendation is in direct opposition to the views of most gun control advocates.
The state commission investigating the shooting that killed 17 people on Feb. 14 released a draft report Wednesday listing a series of failures of the school and other agencies. The commission made recommendations for avoiding a similar tragedy in the future.
Armed teachers must be trained
Armed teachers who have been trained properly could be the first respondents and a big deterrent to anyone who wanted to attack a school. There is support and opposition from members of the teaching community.
Training of armed teachers needs to go beyond basic firearm safety and needs to focus on self awareness and accuracy. The training should also include different situations they could face during an attack.
Gun Control and Mental health laws failed
Gun control laws do not stop individuals determined to do evil. We must take a proactive approach to stop tragedies like the one in Parkland.
I wrote an article recently that detailed the failures of gun control laws and the mental health system. No one who suffers from mental health issues should be able to obtain a gun. There are many examples of breakdowns in the mental health laws which have allowed the wrong individuals obtain firearms.
The definition of a criminal is someone who doesn’t obey the law. Gun control supporters have never been able to name a law which would actually stop a shooting.