Who is to Blame for School Shootings?

Who is to Blame for School Shootings?
Who is to Blame for School Shootings?

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- I’ll cut right to the point. We can stop murderers from killing our kids in school, but it isn’t easy. The politicians, particularly the Florida politicians, are against it. What can we do to save our students?

We’ve asked the people who train SWAT cops what they can do. They said it takes too long to assemble a SWAT team. It takes too long to put the team in position near the school. It takes too long to clear the building. Time is the enemy and  several students and staff will be shot every minute.

We asked the local police officers and sheriffs deputies. They don’t even get the 911 call until the shooting has been going on for several minutes. It takes time for law enforcement officers to race to the scene. They then have to enter the school and find the attacker before they can stop him. That is 15 minutes lost right there. Law enforcement will not let medical personnel into the building until they know the crime scene is safe. That means the cops will clear every classroom before the EMTs enter the building and start treating the injured. Those 45 minutes are critical.

Sheriffs said that takes too long. They said they need armed staff in the school. We protect our money with guns, but Florida politicians say we can’t protect children with armed staff.

Let me correct that statement. We can’t protect OUR children. The children of celebrities and politicians have armed guards. Our children don’t. Only the children of the elites deserve protection. That isn’t acceptable.

Several states have programs in place to arm school staff. They train volunteer school staff to stop the threat and treat the injured until police and EMTs arrive.  These teachers desperately want a chance for their kids to go home alive.

These are the same teachers who will stop a bullet with their bodies to save “their kids”.

I want them all to go home alive, both teachers and students. I've taken the training. The training program is called FASTER,which stands for Faculty / Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response. They’ve trained thousands of teachers and have thousands of man-years of experience with armed staff in schools. Why aren’t they in your school? Learn about them at fastersaveslives.org

A Colorado school staffer receives individual instruction during FASTER training earlier this year. Photo by Complete Colorado
A Colorado school staffer receives individual instruction during FASTER training earlier this year. Photo by Complete Colorado

The Florida politicians will propose more prohibitions, more ink on paper. That hasn’t stopped a single murderer yet. Ink on paper doesn’t keep blood off the floor, but ink on paper fools voters time after time.

Will it work this time too?
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The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

  • 27 thoughts on “Who is to Blame for School Shootings?

    1. Green Mt Boys said it. I was about to add a comment when I saw that one. Hey folks, have you been to Israel? Teacher are armed and trained to do what is necessary. They accompany students around the campus just like ours but are ready to protect as soon as needed. Here our teachers are primed to find T-shirts that may offend some damn foreigner or some other waste of time. Israel teachers are there to teach and to protect. Good for them and maybe we should learn from them.

    2. IT is time to stop the blame games our kids deserve better. Time to act but the liberals ( democrats ) are to concerned about bring in socialism (Slavery and Poverty )and to do that they have disarm the people so they want agree with anything but total disarmament (they don’t care about the children) ! It is my understanding that Israel has never had a school shooting so it makes sense to do what they do, first all staff members are will trained concealed carry and second they are well trained at profiling people and students that might cause troubles of all kind including shooting and bombings. But profiling is a dirty word to liberals in America.

    3. How can you fix things when people with opposing views are unable to have an “Adult” conversation? I read some of the responses to the school shooting articles and wonder how so many people have had their thought processes so messed up. Group some of the responses. It’s reading the same things over and over. “It’s the POTUS fault” “it’s the Alt Rt fault” “It’s the NRA” “It’s the white supremes”. ” It’s the teachers, parents, FBI, video games, the press and so on”. I want you all to know that this is MY fault. I lost track of what is happening to our youth. I lost track of what forces are being unleashed on them. I lost track of how much the “Likes” and “friends” and how many “followers” count in their lives. I’ve turned into a poor example for them because I rejected those things thus becoming ignorant. I let preschool become grade school. I let grade school become precollege. I didn’t realize that their world is now viewed on their phone. I should have noticed at a concert or other event when everything has to be recorded so they can watch. I didn’t notice that after grade 5 they enter the “Twilight Zone”. I did volunteer in my communities with groups like Americorps Vista and Veterans Leader Corps. I went into the schools with the Red Cross to teach all the safety courses. I still missed the signs. I didn’t realize how much they were being controlled by having their thought processes changed. I worked on slowing school bullying but completely forgot about the “Adults”. Yes, I am the one to blame for all of this. This is worse than how I felt during my several years in combat during Vietnam. I’m sorry I failed all of you. I wish I could talk to others about this but I’m a veteran and I understand that veterans have recently been labeled dangerous.

      1. To recon29,
        We are all to blame . And you are a hero. Thank you for your service . Your comment is spot on and having raised a 20 yr old my self I saw it this coming with the first smart phones and MySpace but didn’t do enough. I’m trying harder with my younger ones. How can we cause kids to feel more loved by people instead than their social media ? Sounds stupid . But alot of damage has been done .
        God bless you.

    4. The School and School Board are to blame for NOT providing Armed Guards and Concealed Carry Staff members that want to carry to protect themselves and Students. Take a Page out of Israel’s Book and Post Armed Guards and remove the GUN FREE ZONE mentality to Save our Children. All TOO often Criminal minds seek to harm innocent people when they KNOW heir targets are in GUN FREE ZONES..

    5. The shooter (Cruz) is a “broken person” according to his defense attorney. So he is not to blame. Many of his fellow students and his teachers knew he was dangerous, but they are people. So they are not to blame. Cruz told the world his intentions, and someone did call the Famous But Incompetent crowd. The Fat Boy Institute did send to agents to interview the caller, but no coordination with local police authorities was done. So the Fee Bees are not to blame.
      Hollywood and video game makers have no responsibility; so they are not to blame.
      We do not know what prescription drugs or street drugs he was using, if any. Nor does it look like anyone is looking into it. Yep, I think that I know where this is going, and who is going to get punished.

    6. I read all the above and agree with it for the most part, HOWEVER, where do these “kids” come from? I have yet to see a serious statement like “Parents, where are your children tonight?” or Parents,”What did your Sunday School teacher talk about today?” We as parents should be molding our children’s mind, morals and future actions from birth and most of the time we’re trying to be “best buddies” Not parents! Too much of what Cliff says”The “times” have changed. Video games, and “social media” GLORIFYING violence are prevalent in today’s world.This “behavior” is being shown all over “national TV” and these “children” want THEIR 15 minutes of “fame”. Many are so drugged up with “Mood stabilizers” they don’t really care or do not realize what they are doing” Why have they changed? TOO MANY of US have set back and let the big mouths push their agenda, myself I plan on becoming more proactive in demanding change, back to the “Golden Rule” standards. JFK’s “Ask not……..” applies today and forever, I think.

      1. The vast amount of money film and videos make, comes from millions of people who DON’T go daft and shoot up comrades.
        The thing wrong with filmmakers is…they make a movie glorifying violence, and the hero uses his big salary to hire armed guards, and turn around and say that we don’t deserve to be armed ourselves.
        If I understand it, Stephen King – who wrote the Dark Tower series subtitled the gunslinger – is against firearms. Other people’s.

    7. It would be prudent to have armed police at the schools, not security guards though, as they are powerless in the end and will only get mugged and have their gun stolen. It is a stop-gap measure to be sure, but society doesn’t want to confront the 800lb gorilla in the room, whose name is Mental Illness. Once we do though, we’ll have national mental health screenings at the 9th grade level, and we’ll have institutions re-opened to treat the mentally ill in-house. Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, etc. could have been prevented had we the mental health laws that we used to have.

      1. in Ohio there is a volunteer programme that costs the taxpayers nothing… any school employee who already has their Mother May I Card to carry concealed everywhere BUT at school can volunteer to to take a VERY seroious in deptch trainning programme to prepare them to BE the ones providing “the security of a free state” by being armed in the schools, just as they are everywhere else they go. No one at the school knows who is carrying, how mamny, where they are. In the years since this programme was implemented, there has been NOT ONE incident in any school in Ohio. The level of deterrent thisprogramme provides is YUGE. No perp will take the chance…. he might identify one armed teacher and deal with her….. but has no idea whether the teacher next room over is also armed and trained. The kids don’t know, so don’t pee their pants at the thought that SOMEONE might (gasp, panic) be carrying a GUN inside their classroom. Quite the opposite.. the older kids who can read about school massacres seem to be at ease, knowing that at least SOME of those same teachers who used to be ready to jump in front of the perp to take the bullet instead of the student, can now jump in front of the perp, gun drawn, and end his killing spree. The kids seem to be quite comfortable with the idea that the men and women they trust to instruct them are now in a position to be trusted with practical, useful, effective, security to protect their very lives if need be. Sort of like a child at home who KNOWS Daddy is there and ready to deal with any threat.

    8. From Red Heat – “The politicians will never go for it. Shoot them first.” Shoot them with your vote, if they against school security vote for the other guy.

    9. How much thought does it take to figure this one out…sign out side…GUN FREE ZONE…ummmm…next sign down the road…POLICE STATION…you don’t see police stations being attacked…why does common sense not enter the picture
      Why are teachers not armed??…Why do we expect teachers to take bullets…Its about time the “FISH” STARTED SHOOTING BACK!!!!….I cannot understand why some teachers are not armed…NO COMMON SENSE….HERE…

    10. The “times” have changed. Video games, and “social media” GLORIFYING violence are prevalent in today’s world.This “behavior” is being shown all over “national TV” and these “children” want THEIR 15 minutes of “fame”. Many are so drugged up with “Mood stabilizers” they don’t really care or do not realize what they are doing. I am in agreement, teachers and school administration need to be EXTENSIVELY trained in use of a weapon, BUT there is a LARGE problem…MOST, (if not ALL) are Bleeding heart LIBERALS that DETEST firearms, and will NEVER touch one, because THAT is their “POLITICAL BELIEF”… To HELL with protecting the children…They are DEMOCOMMUNISTS and cannot go against their democommie “teachings” that GUNS are “evil” NOT the SCUMBAGS pulling the trigger.

      1. Good post. As firearms instructors we offered our school district free, comprehensive, firearms training, to teachers that are willing to carry…you should have seen the look on on the faces of school board….it was priceless! They shut us down with the rap of a gavel! There are some school districts that allow teacher to carry and be trained. I think there is a district in Idaho, and maybe some in WY. We vote at an elementary school, and during voting, no one is watching the students, and the doors to the classrooms, are shut but not locked. We volunteered to sit at the doors, just to be watch dogs during voting, guess how that ended? “Good idea, but we dont need that”, that was the response.
        Good post!

      2. @cliff, And… all of those movies, video games, TV shows that glorify unrestrained violence, prurient sex, disrespect for others, and the lives of others are commercial speech. Commercial speech is the most easily regulated of all First Amendment Civil Rights. And example is the Truth in Advertising Act of 2016. How about a Truth in Newspapers Act? How about a Violence Out of Movies and Video Games Act?

        1. ‘Truth in Newspapers Act’? And who, exactly, determines the truth? How about you moving to North Korea where you would be happy? Buh-bye!

    11. If you want something done that will actually improve the situation, stop voting for democrats and “independents.” People standing around whining and wringing their hands don’t get a lot done.

      1. “Ink on paper doesn’t keep blood off the floor, but ink on paper fools voters time after time.”
        That is OUR fault. We voters need to be accurately educated about ALL pubic representatives.

    12. I was a school resource officer for eight years and believe that officer/deputy/guard can be on scene constantly. He should be constantly on alert. He should be involved in all aspects of the system (board meetings, CPS cases, juvenile cases, etc) and should be able to know who belongs and who doesn’t belong inside the protected area. If the school board doesn’t want to take measures to protect the children by technical or manned measures, that board should be prosecuted for negligence. Those politicians should be held accountable for the crimes of omission as they promise safety for the children in their care, knowing they cannot do so without solid measures to do so. The teachers know who I going to be a problem, as do the students and officers. The problem can be corrected. It just takes guts and dedication to do so.

      1. This was a huge campus. My understanding from data coming out so far was that there was an armed security guard, but was across campus. The kid probably knew exactly where that guard was and how long the response time was. Roving patrols and armed teachers make it harder to plan for a fixed location. Also, if that coach/security guard had been armed, we might be celebrating a live hero and dead mental case today.

        Time to get vocal, as the anti-gun crowd are all boasting that this is the time to ban guns.

    13. We could take a page from Israel
      They have armed guards in all the schools
      They also have every school hardened with fences and armed guard at the entrances
      You would never be able to enter an Israeli school with a weapon
      I say we should fire 2 administrators in each school and replace them with a an armed guard

      1. I am curious, do the arab students attend school with the jewish kids? Also, what is their policy towards the students that exhibit anti-social behavior?

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