Letter: Concealed guns would help curb school violenceThe news of the murder of the 20 young children and six teachers in the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Conn., is heart-wrenching to say the least. It is shocking, and there is a need to do something to stop the madness.
By: Marvin Kroontje, Magnolia, Worthington Daily Globe
The news of the murder of the 20 young children and six teachers in the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Conn., is heart-wrenching to say the least. It is shocking, and there is a need to do something to stop the madness.
In the New Testament Bible, in the book of John, Jesus says: “This is my commandment. That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” The teachers at Sandy Hook tried to protect their students, and six of them gave their lives.
Again, the shout goes up: "We need to do something, even if it's wrong." More gun-control laws? We already have more gun laws that could fill 1960s Sears Roebuck and Montgomery Ward catalogs put together. The criminals won't follow any of them. Crime goes up where handguns are banned, as then "only the bad people have guns."
Should our government ban assault weapons after they let several of these guns get sold to Mexican drug lords? When you see a door that says “no guns allowed,” to the criminals it says “what a good target.” Better the sign say: “One out of 10 people in this building is a concealed gun carrier. You guess which one.”
Each county should train and get concealed gun permits for volunteer teachers or staff workers in each school, and one should work near the door — and they should be dressed as a normal person as to not be a target as a uniformed security person would be. Only a gun trumps a gun. Dialing 911 brings the police after the shooting is done. It’s called the cleanup committee.
To protect yourself and loved ones, read the book “Be Alert. Be Aware. Have a Plan” by Neal Rawls, a 30-year law enforcement veteran. It will open your eyes.