As we continue to argue for and against gun control, if you take note of headlines popping up all over the country since the Newtown, Conn. shootings you’d have to conclude, if we put political correctness aside, it’s crystal clear, students, teachers and staff are no closer to being safe in our schools than they were before the Sandy Hook tragedy.
A couple of incidents in Houston proves political correctness have no business in our schools.
Houston police are looking ‘for a man who attacked a girl on a southeast Houston high school campus.' In the age of information overloads, this incident, which occurred on February 4, is just now being reported. If political correctness is so correct, this incident would have been reported at the time it occurred and perhaps would have prevented a second student, two days later, from being ‘fondled’ outside the same school by the same suspect.
In another incident, for two days, the age of information overload failed to report a ‘student threatening teachers and staff of a Houston Technical School. Police are not forthcoming with information on the threats, but ‘students said the school was on lock down because the student threatened to shoot one of the instructors.'
These two incidents, prove that guns should be allowed on any campus, as well as gives creditability to Texas House Bill 1142, filed by state Rep. James White. Under this bill, schools would be allowed to offer courses to students on ‘firearms and how to shoot them.'
The full intent of the bill is to provide ‘training and educating’ for ‘young people on their rights and responsibilities, based on the Second Amendment, liberty, constitutionalism and being members of a free society.‘
So far, the Texas 83rd has more than a handful of bills that would protect teachers, staff and students. There will be opposition though and perhaps that opposition is actually against really educating our students on the ‘Second Amendment, liberty, constitutionalism and being members of a free society.‘
Democrats are stuck on ‘First Responders‘ and history has proven that theory won’t save lives, but escalate the lost of lives. This legislative session presents the opportunity for Texas to cover all of it’s bases on on saving lives. Granted political correctness will take a hit, but that’s long overdue.