Let’s Get In Front Of These School Shootings

It happened again.  This time in Santa Fe, TX.  That’s right another goof wanted to shoot up the school.

First off, let’s not publicize this jerk.  Too much appeal to the next weak minded trolls who long for their 15 minutes…at the expense of other kids.,  Not acceptable.SF high school

This one really bothers me, as it should you.  usa today actually was thankful that this mopeass used “less lethal” weapons.  “Otherwise the death toll would be much higher.”  Let’s get this straight, any firearm is a lethal weapon.  Less lethal refers to weapons like “Tasers” and rubber bullets.

The “eggheads” will tell us we must look at the psychological make up of the individual(s), ones propensity for this type of act and a lotta other dribble that is theoretical in nature.  Will it prevent another incident like the latest one?  Probably not.

Here’s something that will prevent this carnage, harden the target.  Pretty simple but the push back from the “it’s a violation of my rights'” crowd is inevitable.

Well, here’s a bulletin for those folks.  The rights being violated, if any, aren’t going to do the person much good if they are dead.

Just like flying or entering a public building, limit the enterance/exit points and have everybody go through a metal detector.

I can hear the howls now.  “It’s too expensive…it won’t work, how are we going to pay for this, etc. ”

Well nothing else has worked so let’s get with the program.  I damn sure don’t want my grand kids going to school wondering if  they’ll be the next national news headline.

A tip of the “Cop’s Perspective” hat to David Shaulis for his thoughtful input.



Published by Ken Dye

Having grown up in Missouri, Ken Dye graduated from Northeastern Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and served his country. When he returned to St. Louis, he joined the St. Louis County Police Department and served in the tactical operations unit, as an undercover narcotics and homicide detective, and with the intelligence bureaus. After 13 years, he moved to Chicago to work with the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. He is the author of three books: two crime novels, Shadow of the Arch and Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die, a non-fiction narrative. For more information about the author, visit www.KenJDye.com.

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