Earlier this week President Trump renewed calls to arm teachers in schools, stating that armed guards were a vital part of hardening schools against attack. In fact, arming some teachers was one of the recommendations of a state commission that was created to investigate the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February.
The commission report highlighted several failures by authorities during the Parkland shooting, including the fact that Broward sheriffs waited before entering the building where the shooting was taking place. This allowed the Parkland shooter to reload five times before the carnage ended.
Florida Democrat congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz responded to President Trump’s calls to arm teachers by…refusing to even entertain the idea of protecting children.
Putting more guns in schools is not the answer to ending senseless mass shootings. Teachers, parents, and students are united against arming our educators.
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) December 20, 2018
To say that people were less than pleased with Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s refusal to protect their children would be a colossal understatement.
Having Broward Coward Sheriff’s hide behind their cars is the answer?
You do not care if your voters are killed. You only care about illegal votes
— Gordon (@StopTheLibCoup) December 21, 2018
You are totally disconnected and ridiculously full of shit. How is putting a good person with a gun between a classroom full of innocent kids and a bad person hell bent on killing them all a bad thing? If your kid was in that classroom I bet you’d think differently. Asshole!
— Jonathan Cupples (@jcupples) December 20, 2018
This teacher is for it.
— Thomas Faircloth (@FairclothThomas) December 20, 2018
Maybe we’ll consider your opinion once all the guns and additional security are removed from the buildings and offices you work in.
— John Mihokovich (@JMihokovich) December 20, 2018
You are incorrect. As an educator and a licensed carrier, I am the BEST defense against danger for my students. Were I allowed to conceal carry in school, I would be able to defend them since the police are not bound to do so. Do not speak for me.
— Holly Denham (@hdthequeen) December 20, 2018
Because your “gun free zones” are working out so well. At least people can protect themselves and the kids if needed. You should focus on FL laws that dont punish kids that commit crimes but rather put them in back in schools like Boward Co does. It’s not hard Deb
— J S (@trlblzn06) December 20, 2018
No sensible person believes this. Bad people/criminals don’t care about laws. If they did there would be no crime/murder.
— Derek England (@DerekEngland6) December 20, 2018
I am a teacher and I’m not against it.
— Mark Ardois (@MarkArdois521) December 20, 2018
The fact that the Parkland commission — after weeks of investigation and deliberation — came to the *opposite* conclusion tells you all you need to know about DWS and her hoplophobic preconceived notions about what will make schools safer. #guns #2A #Parkland
— The Truth About Guns (@guntruth) December 20, 2018
The fact of the matter is that the only way to stop a school shooting is with a good guy with a gun. Gun bans and confiscation measures like the one signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott in the aftermath of Parkland do absolutely nothing to protect children from mass shootings in their schools.
Unfortunately, the refusal of Democrats like Debbie Wasserman Schultz to acknowledge reality only ensures that the scourge of school shootings will continue unabated.