LET'S HAVE A NATIONAL DEBATE
ON KEEPING SCHOOLS SAFE

By: John Bender

It is interesting and very revealing that leftists of all stripes attacked Mr. Wayne LaPierre, Vice President of the National Rifle Association, and his call for armed guards in the nation’s schools.  To any rational person who is interested in keeping our schoolchildren safe, this proposal is sound and its implementation overdue.   Yet, the usual coalition of rabid anti-Second Amendment zealots attacked the idea and mocked it. 

The interesting and revealing aspect of this situation is most of those attacking the idea that armed guards keep people safe are protected by armed guards.  New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his toady, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, want schools to remain “gun free zones” yet; they are personally surrounded by armed guards 24/7. Left wing shill, David Gregory, was among the media members who mocked the idea of armed guards for government schools.  But he sends his kids to an expensive private school where they are guarded by a staff of eleven armed guards. 

Anti-Second Amendment radicals in both houses of Congress also mocked the idea of armed guards protecting our schools, while they spend their days on Capitol Hill in a virtual armed fortress, surrounded by a heavily armed police force tasked only with keeping them and their staffs safe.  The vast majority of the ruling political class works in facilities where they are protected by armed guards. 

The question is: Why is it a good idea to have armed guards protecting politicians and rich children, but a bad idea to have armed guards protecting our children in government schools?  Let’s have that debate. 

Let’s see if the people think political hacks are more worthy of armed protection than their children and grandchildren.  Let’s debate whether the kids of an overpaid shill are more worthy of armed protection than the children stuck in government schools.  Let’s debate protecting the Capitol by eliminating the armed guards and making the Capitol building a gun free zone like our schools.  If it’s the best way to protect our children, surely it is the best way to protect the hacks in Congress.  And let’s debate whether people would rather pay for armed guards to protect mayors like Bloomberg and Menino, or armed guards to protect their children. 

Let’s have a national debate on why people mocking the idea of armed guards protecting our children are protected by armed guards.  Let the anti-Second Amendment radicals explain why so many of them are protected by people with guns, but they don’t want our children protected that same way.  I, for one, welcome the debate.  BRING IT ON! 



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John Bender is a freelance writer living in Dallas, Texas.  He is a former staff writer for EtherZone.com and his columns have appeared in various print and internet publications. His work has been cited by Rush Limbaugh and he has been a guest on various radio talk shows including the David Gold Show, the Mark Davis Show, and the Armstrong Williams show.

John Bender can be reached at: bender@texas.usa.com

Published in the January 13, 2013 issue of  Ether Zone.
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