Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sheriff Clarke: Guard Schools

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke proposed a solution to protect children at school.

His plan could be implemented immediately.

No politics. No bickering. No soul-searching. No national discussion. No blah, blah, blah.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. calls for placing armed tactical officers or security officers "in every school and public place in America," in a commentary piece posted on a tea party website.
"[T]ea party website" - Give me a break!

Clearly, that's an attempt to marginalize his remarks.

Clarke also condemns calls for gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook School mass killings in Newtown, Ct., and says, "We have to resist with the ferociousness of a junk yard dog any attempt by liberals to make us less free by chipping away at our constitutional freedoms."

He berates "liberals for exploiting tragedy once again in our country and try(ing) to use tragedy as a reason to take our rights away."

Suggestions of gun control "are the mind-set of sheep," Clarke says.

"Sure run and hide from a sociopathic killer. See how far that gets you. You know where that'll get you - 26 dead at Sandy Hook School," says Clarke's article posted on the website "Tea Party Perspective." It was posted on the website by Nik Clark, president of Wisconsin Carry, Inc., a gun rights group.

The sheriff suggests armed guards in schools, malls, theaters and other public places could be paid for with public money now spent on "green" environmental projects and "other waste-of-money social service spending."

He also suggested that businesses should remove signs saying guns are prohibited. That only tips off a sociopathic killer that no one there would be able to stop them, Clarke says.
If Obama and his fellow Leftists are serious about the safety of our children and taking immediate steps to protect them, a solution is providing armed security for them while at school.

Obama doesn't go anywhere without armed guards. If it's good enough for him, it should be good enough for our kids at school.

If you don't like the idea of such security for our children, then expect another mass shooting.

Killers will kill until they're stopped. The uncertainty of which person is about to snap and go on a killing spree is unsettling. The randomness is frightening.

We can stop them before they carry out their deadly missions on a massive scale by employing trained professionals to guard our children.

It's not as if Clarke is suggesting that each kid be given a gun. This is no condom giveaway sort of program.

Clarke is offering a solution that is immediate and effective. To suggest that he's a nut is clearly political posturing.

As it is right now, schools, and other "gun-free zones," are unintentionally inviting the deranged to carry out a slaughter there.

While the politicians and special interest groups bicker, implementing Clarke's suggestion now could save lives.


jimspice said...

There are 100,000 public schools in the U.S. Are you seriously suggesting each should posted with an armed gaurd? What happened to all the small-government conservatives?

Mary said...

Yeah, why not?

I have no idea how many but some public schools already have metal detectors and security forces in place.

I'd rather have my tax dollars go to safeguard children at school than to pay for abortions or to subsidize Solyndra.

Maybe Obama could pass on his $4 MILLION, three-week vacation.

Obama could cut back on his Air Force One jaunts. You know? QUIT CAMPAIGNING!

Or, teachers could be trained and armed, like pilots in cockpits. That should satisfy your concern about big government.