WAPO: Armed Security more lethal to children than Murderers 🤥 | OMG 🤔

The following Post headline admits to the validity of the conservative argument against the level of the threat. But only to sell their argument/narrative that school security measures are more dangerous than the threat of school shootings. The following is cleverly crafted spin that omits the true record of armed school security programs of the last fifteen years plus. In other words the purpose is to sell bs covered in ice cream but the message is still the same, “Gun Control” and “Gun Ban”.

The correct question is,

“Why is fear of weapons driving the attempted infringement of the natural right to self-defense and positive security of our children?”–Gy

“Are we at last brought to such an humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?

Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress?

If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?”

Speech on the Federal Constitution, Virginia Ratifying Convention (Monday, 9 June 1788), as contained in The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution: Volume 3, ed. Jonathan Elliot, published by the editor (1836), pp. 168-169

attributed to Patrick Henry

Quote:School shootings are extraordinarily rare. Why is fear of them driving policy? – The Washington Post


The problem with all of this is what our excessive fears could lead to. Having more guns in schools, as President Trump advocates — or more guns anywhere — increases the likelihood of gun violence. At a Georgia high school this month, social studies teacher Randal Davidson locked himself in a classroom and fired his handgun through a window when authorities tried to open the door. In 2014, a Utah teacher carrying a concealed handgun shot herself in the leg in a school restroom. There are many other similar examples. The Parkland tragedy itself teaches that more guns don’t automatically mean more safety: The school was patrolled by an armed guard.

Another effect of this disproportionate fear is to direct attention to the risks we’re most afraid of and away from those that actually pose the greatest threat. Far more kids are shot outside school than in one — 7,100 a year between 2012 and 2014 , or 19 every day (compared with about 60 shootings at schools each year, according to the Gun Violence Archive). More than 1,000 of them die. Fear focused on military-style “assault” rifles diverts attention from the larger issue of gun control, which has much more to do with the lethality of guns generally than with what the machine looks like.

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