Real School Security IS Already Available If You Will Accept It


Armed Teacher
Look closely. The teacher has an weapon slung over her shoulder. In Israel, much of the population is armed and moves about daily with guns in full sight. When you live surrounded by enemies that say daily they want to kill you, it's a good idea to take them seriously.

Ft Collins, CO –-( “The search for truth takes us where evidence leads, even when we don't want to go there.”  ~ Bart Ehrman

Since the 1970s, Israelis have had to confront, and deal with, armed attacks on schools by Palestinian Islamic terrorists. Attacks were (and are) beastly and relentless.

The distasteful, but inescapable, conclusion to which they reluctantly came is that schools will have to protect themselves!

There will never be enough soldiers, nor police, so that an adequate number can be assigned, permanently, to each school, hospital, place of worship, gathering-places of all kinds.

Israelis have had to honestly confront the ugly fact that they will have to take individual, personal responsibility for protecting their own homes, schools, places of worship, et al.

In the case of schools, teachers and administrators have had to step-up to the plate, become armed and trained, and accept direct, personal responsibility for the safety of children in their charge.

The points are:

  1. “Safety,” “security,” etc are words we’ve naively invented, and foolishly use to wistfully describe a non-existent condition.
  2. Lethal threats are mostly unpreventable, unpredictable, inscrutable, and spasmodic, BUT NOT UNFORESEEABLE!
  3. “Institutional security” is largely theater, mostly for the purpose of naive public consumption
  4. The only real, tangible security, that has any chance of success, is personal.

It is point 4 that liberal politicians don’t want to acknowledge, because it involves personal freedom and liberty, which ever frightens them.

There’s more:

For decades, within our liberal-dominated educational system, children are indoctrinated with the dogma that any use of force, by anyone, under any circumstances, is always wrong. Self-defense is therefore unjust. Thus, being a “good victim” is everyone’s ultimate civic duty. You can run away, but you can never fight. Forceful resistance to evil is bad enough, but effective fighting (with guns) is unthinkable.

And yet, we see that reflexively choosing surrender as a response, when evil comes calling, is a recipe for certain death.

That dilemma has confounded Israel for decades, but they finally got past it.

We need to do the same thing.

We need to arm and train teachers and school officials, and assign them the solemn duty to effectively, personally protect their children.

We need to stop wasting time talking about utter nonsense like:

  1. Herding all even suspected of “mental illness” into gulags
  2. Kicking-in the door or every American household and confiscating guns
  3. Assigning a contingent of National Guardsmen to every school

And, the foregoing is no exaggeration. I’ve heard it (and worse) continually from the lips of liberal commentators for the last two days.

“No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave.” ~ James Burgh


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  • 13 thoughts on “Real School Security IS Already Available If You Will Accept It

    1. While I was in the Navy my submarine pulled into Ashdod Israel (1980) a couple of shipmates and myself got to do some site seeing. It was an interesting time President Carter had either just been or was coming. It was unusual for us to see people seeming to casually be walking into stores shopping much the same as the teacher in the picture. We were aware of the terrorist activities there. We made the trip to Jerusalem, the bus trip back to Tel Aviv was most interesting. The bus stopped what seemed to us the middle of nowhere and loaded several people armed with AK 47, as the movie said the preferred weapon of our enemies. I whispered to my guys to keep their mouths shut until this got sorted out. As luck had it these guys came back and sat with us. Trying to play tourist, one of these fellows tapped me on the should and said you are an American, forced to answer him I said yes I was. A big smile broke out on his face and asked if I was on one of the ships at Ashdod. Again I answered yes. Then he started speaking in another language to his buddies the all started smiling. Turns out they were reservist tankers coming back from the Golan Heights. Relieved, we had a great chat. I asked why he had an AK 47 and of my concerns. He said had captured it in battle and that it was great shooting at the terrorist with their guns and bullets’. I asked about recent bus hijackings. He said that was why they all carried, I was naïve at the time about some things and asked about the shootouts and hostages. He said when shooting starts Israeli hostages know to get down flat because there will be shooting back at the terrorists. I learned a lot on that bus ride. In foreign countries Americans are easy to spot. I have since learned to be a gray man as well as improving my situational awareness around me. With the exception of the bus trip, everyone carrying a rifle around us was not worrisome. I would love to go back to Israel some day.

      1. @hoggiesan, You write, “He said when shooting starts Israeli hostages know to get down flat because there will be shooting back at the terrorists.” That is one of the best observations I have ever read. Americans used to have moxie like that. Many Americans have been rendered stupid by the progressive/liberal/socialists that desire to have a population of lethargic thralls to rule over.

    2. I love that picture. Im hoping she has a sidearm stuck somewhere else. If that doesnt fill you with safety and security I dont know what would.

    3. Not only arming the teachers , the ones that want to participate , additional security guards also . Each student should wear an ID that is also coded to unlock doors and wear it at all times . If you come to school without it you have to go back home to get it or you do not get to attend class . It’s like a sail ID card on a cruise ship , it is coded and has your picture on it and you scan it to get on and off the ship . It should be the same for a school building . Only authorized individuals , however it would be up to the parents to insure their child does not get their hands on a gun to carry to school

      1. Thanks, nice article! Last year I went to school with the child to see why she wasnt turning in assignments, just being a very concerned parent. I received a visitors badge. I intentionally hid that badge to see who would ask me what and why I was in the school. Only ONE teacher asked me, no one asked me for indentification, not even when I obtained the visitors badge. We live in a sleepy community. I even thought of carrying concealed in the school, but I would have spent two years in prison like the NV Bundy boys. In Idaho, the school district has the power to allow firearms. We would give no charge firearms instruction to teachers, but our local school district will not allow that concept. We would give awareness classes, but again the school board will not allow. We would volunteer our time on school grounds to keep our children safe. We really dont know what to do, but our school board needs to be proactive. The ID card, you proposed is a good idea. Will our school district approve that concept? We doubt it seriously.

        1. then grab that gelded bull by the horns and run for school board. It won’t change until folks with your mindset take control and CHANGE it. If you live in the typical Idaho small town, I’m sure you’ve got a few dozen others whom you know, and have their heads screwed on straight, to support and help you. It might take a couple of election cycles, but your peers will eventually weary of the sick status quo.

      2. One thing that I would wish for all gun owners to do, simply to be responsible and get rid of half the complaints against them, is to follow the rule: “If you aren’t carrying it, then secure it.” There is no excuse for having guns available to unintended people. Yes, I have to continually repeat this to myself as well, because this is something that deserves clear and constant thought. No, I don’t mean heavy handed government prescriptions on storage, but I do mean just being sure that the owner always has real control over people’s access.

    4. It is the punkification of America, where everyone gets a trophy and these little entitled bastards never learn to deal with disappointment. So the first time sometime bad happens in their punk ass lives they snap and add in all the stupid asss drugs for ADD, ADHD and depression what do we expect. However as usually blame the lifeless object, the gun instead of the waste of human life who committed the crime. Then our solution is to stick with gun free zones, unarmed teachers and let ban AR-15 because somehow that will stop the problem. Sheeple just want to remain victims.

    5. Blame The TEACHERS !
      We Didn’t Have this Crap When Teachers Liked to Teach.
      Now it’s Dam Brats Don’t Want to Learn . Well I Told em how.
      Yep They Just punch in and Wait to punch out .
      We Had No Leftist Teachings , Just What was and is. No what if’s.
      Kid are and always will be just Kids. Trouble comes from how their Taught.

      1. Marc DV: You left out the most important part of children being TAUGHT. Teaching BEGINS at the HOMES of the children. If MORALS and RESPECT for OTHERS are not taught to the child by the parents at home – – – how can you expect that child to show and use the correct teachings when they are in the general public.

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