Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you undoubtedly have been witness to the media coverage of the horrible massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month. Since then, there has been an inundation of political mud-slinging regarding gun control, mental health issues, school security, and overall safety of our citizens. I’d like to take a few moments to cover a common sense approach method to safe-guarding our nation’s most prized possession: our children.
As a former Special Operations member, and a staunch supporter of our 2nd amendment, I certainly have very strong opinions as to the validity and importance of maintaining our right to keep and bear arms. That being said, I also realize that firearms in our schools is a hotbed issue that our country seems to be so divided on that it just further complicates being able to have an adult discussion about it.
Due to the disparity of emotional response on both sides as to how to combat this problem, I believe the most viable solution that both mitigates the risk of an active shooter in a school, yet also eases the tension regarding having firearms in schools, is to employ a security dog.
A security dog is an incredible asset to have in a school. It not only acts as a deterrent for would-be shooters, but also, if needed to be called into action, is right there on the premises to neutralize that threat.
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I'll echo Brandon's sentiment about sleeping well now that a dog's on duty. Since we got my German Shepherd, I sleep well and don't have to clear the house every time we get back home. All I do is look in my dog's face when I open the door. If she's content, I know it's "all clear" and we go in. Semper Fi MoDog out
Watched this program last night and was fascinated, they actually seem to be pointing out that the solution is talking to these kids before they start shooting, WOW! A common sense low cost solution, who'da thunk it? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/troubled-teens.html http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/raising-adam-lanza/
From Ranger Up, William Tango Foxtrot, I say again...http://news.sky.com/story/1042783/murder-confession-teen-copies-horror-film Read this-funny the media isn't all over this, oh wait, hollywierds habit of weaning kids on ultra violence while misdirecting blame and doing what they do best-FAKE IT- shirking accountability all together.
@Txazz I've got two words for any Penn State behavioral position - Jerry Sandusky
@oldSquid @RedWanderer @Txazz I saw an interview with Scalia, he says the constitution is not a 'live' document but the word "amendment" is just that, an addition to the constitution. I am not aruguing 2A, it stands firm in my world but over the years they have 'amended' the constitution,ratified as recently as may 7, 1992 XXVII. My position on 2A is clear, you can't go backwards. As for K9 in schools, they are fantastic backup for armed guards.