The debate over gun control and school security has been raging on for years, with no clear resolution in sight. In the wake of recent mass shootings, the discussion has become even more heated.
On one side of the argument are those who believe that stricter gun laws are necessary to protect our children from gun violence. On the other side are those who argue that arming teachers and providing armed guards at schools is a better solution. So which approach is best for keeping our kids safe?
Newsbusters reports, Recently, Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) argued on CNN that school security should be focused on “hardening” schools and providing armed guards instead of passing new gun laws. He believes that these measures would be more effective than passing new gun laws, which he claims would only target law-abiding citizens instead of criminals.
Meanwhile, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee proposed a plan to provide armed guards at all public schools in his state following a shooting in Nashville earlier this year. His proposal includes funding for additional security personnel as well as training for teachers and staff members on how to respond to active shooter situations. He believes that this plan will help keep students safe while still allowing them to pursue their education without fear of violence.
However, if the other side of the aisle has it their way, they would be implementing stricter gun laws that would lead to an increase in illegal weapons being used by criminals who don’t follow the law anyway. This would lead to an increase in violent crime as criminals find ways around the new regulations or use illegal weapons they already possess. Additionally, it could also lead to an increase in government regulation and bureaucracy which may not be welcomed by many citizens who value their freedom and privacy rights above all else.
Ultimately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to school security and preventing mass shootings from occurring. Each situation must be evaluated on its own merits based on local conditions and resources available before any decision can be made about what measures should be taken to ensure student safety. It is important for lawmakers and citizens alike to consider all aspects of both approaches before making any decisions so that we can ensure our children remain safe while still preserving our freedoms as Americans.