Bad guys will get their guns, and politicians will continue to create soft targets with anti-gun legislation. Your Survival Guy has trained for years at Sig Sauer Academy. Get your guns and your training now.
A smart take from Don Jr. here, helped a lot by Cliff Sims, who was Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy, and later Deputy Director of National Intelligence in the Trump White House. They write in The Federalist:
As with so many similar tragedies, the cowardly Covenant School shooter chose a soft target, shooting through the school’s locked doors and counting on it taking time for armed law enforcement to respond. In fact, police said the shooter had mentioned another potential target, “but because of threat assessment by the suspect, too much security, they decided not to” attack it.
If you think criminals don’t consider this when planning an attack, then you haven’t read last year’s Buffalo, New York shooter’s manifesto in which he wrote that areas where concealed carrying of a weapon is “outlawed or prohibited may be good areas of attack” and that “areas with strict gun laws are also great places of attack.”
Thus in the realm of policy solutions, hardening soft targets has the best track record of success. Many states allow teachers to carry concealed weapons at schools to offer protection to their students and a deterrent to would-be attackers. As crime prevention scholar and frequent Federalist contributor John R. Lott recently pointed out, “Since the year 2000, there has yet to be a single case of someone being wounded or killed from a shooting, let alone a mass public shooting, between 6:00 AM and midnight at a school that lets teachers carry guns.” There are many other safety measures that could be implemented with sufficient training and funding, but instead, the Biden administration is prioritizing sending billions of dollars to fund a war on the other side of the planet.
The difficult truth is, stopping these shootings is not just a matter of policy — again, taking guns away from law-abiding Americans will never do anything to stop criminals, who by definition don’t care about the law — it’s a matter of the heart.
We are all outraged, and we should never grow numb to the evil in this world. Events like this should never be allowed to become a normal part of our lives that we just endure. But yelling that politicians should “do something” will not, in fact, do anything. We must return to a culture that values life, prioritizes family and community, celebrates and encourages fatherhood, and puts our faith in God above everything else.
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