The threat of mass shootings is a real concern for many Americans today. Several high profile incidents, including the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL in February, have finally convinced people that something must be done to protect the public.
Oakland University in Michigan agrees, and has taken steps to arm all of its students and faculty against the threat of a mass shooting…with hockey pucks.
Hockey pucks have been known to cause some serious injuries on the rink, but now school officials are hoping that they can do similar damage in more dangerous situations.
Oakland University in Michigan is passing out hockey pucks to be used as possible weapons against mass shooters. The school’s initiative is twofold: circulating hockey pucks around campus in case of a dire situation, and raising funds retrofit the school’s classroom doors so that they can be locked from the inside.
The impetus for these efforts in suburban Detroit came after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in February, in which 17 students and staff members were killed. At the time, Oakland University was on break. But when students came back, they were shaken by what had happened.
Communications professor Tom Discenna, the brains behind this new initiative to “arm” students and teachers to better “protect” themselves against mass shooters, told a tale of the days following the mass shooting in Parkland. All of his students were nervous, and a young woman approached him and asked him to lock the classroom door. Why? She understandably didn’t feel safe in the aftermath of Parkland.
Discenna said that something inside him “snapped,” and he became angry enough to spend the least amount of energy possible in protecting the students under his care.
When I read this story I was reminded of the Pennsylvania school district that “armed” its teachers with miniature baseball bats in the wake of Parkland. The reasoning behind this decision, as with Oakland University, is that it’s better to arm teachers and students with something rather than nothing.
What a joke.
The evidence is clear that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. A simple Google search will turn up example after example of would-be mass shooters that were stopped in the act by a good guy with a gun. The clearest example of this is a mass shooter that was stopped when he opened fire in the halls of Dixon High School in Illinois. The truth behind the “good guy with a gun” claim is clear and undeniable.
Yet Leftists continue to deny what is absurdly clear to literally everyone else in America. They cite non-existent “evidence” that good guys with guns don’t exist. They throw out erroneous statistics claiming that you’re more likely to kill yourself with a gun than an intruder. Because only complete morons own guns according to the Left.
The scourge of mass shootings in this country will only be stopped when everyone-from elected officials to law enforcement officers to the general public-gets serious and looks at the benefits of armed protection.
Unfortunately, the Left won’t be doing that any time soon.