- All students and teachers must have identification to enter school grounds.
- All bags must be given at least a cursory check and a few if not all randomly x-rayed. We must do whatever it takes to make sure bad people can not enter school with a gun.
- Every class room should be equipped with some form deterrent such as mace or pepper spray or even a gun.
- In addition to trained security present, especially at opening of the day, there should be unidentified trained armed personnel or, much like air marshals program, the expectation that a school may have such personnel.
- Students and teachers must go through periodic, random psychological testing.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
A cranky opinion for
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man with little knowledge on the topic opined. Opposing opinions are wrong. Suggestions outlined may not be sufficient to solve the problem, they are a start. Get some smart people on the case with better ideas and fix this crap, but enough is enough. It can be stopped.
Getting on an airplane today is a pain in the butt. You have to clear your luggage and carry-on, you have to go through an x-ray machine, you have to take off your shoes, belt and whatever; it sucks. It was a much nicer experience years ago. Today we have been inconvenienced, it is costing us more money, and we have lost some privacy to just fly on a plane.
On the flip side, we have not had hijackings, no planes have been intentionally flown into buildings since 09-11-01.
In addition to the inconvenient checking before boarding a plane, the pilots cabin is more secure, and there may or may not be an air marshal on board who is armed and trained to take down bad people.
It is a pain, it is expensive, but that is what it has come to in order to fly safely.
It is time to do the same in our schools, and probably other soft targets. You can not go to a concert without at least having your bags checked and often go through personal screening, the same with most sporting events and even Disney theme parks.
Time to stop school shootings. How? It will be a pain, it will be expensive, it has to be done.
Additionally, gun regulations throughout the country must be more stringent than today. A gun or ammo should not be available for legal purchase to anyone who does not have a license that certifies that a person has proven gun proficiency, knows basic gun safety, and has psychological clearance. The penalty for selling a gun or ammo to anyone without such a license should be severe enough to discourage such activity.
That’s it! Enough is enough, we should take whatever steps reasonable to finally end this violence.
Please don’t bother telling me about how we need guns to keep our government honest, number one that is stupid, number two, no one is suggesting taking away your guns. Never mind, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people!” That is stupid on steroids! Guns clearly make people killing people really fucking efficient. You do not see any mass murders using knives.
Will these types of regulations and security steps stop the insanity?
Nothing can assure soft targets are always absolutely safe, but we can sure as hell make it a lot more difficult for whack-a-doodles to heap their destruction on innocent children.
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management, though I’m pretty sure Mrs. Cranky agrees.