Doer of Deeds : School Security, Who Will Stop Them?

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Doer of Deeds : School Security, Who Will Stop Them?

Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win great triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Ever-more sophisticated “facial-recognition technology” is currently in-use by government agencies, banks, casinos, et al.

Several IT companies are now suggesting that the technology be applied to schools in an effort to identify “potentially violent” persons as they approach school buildings. “This technology will put an end to school shootings,” we’re told.

Of course, we’re never told who is going to actually, physically “stop” this VCA, once he has been “recognized.”

Like the canary in the coal mine, this technology doesn’t actually “do” anything about violent threats.

I have to ponder how corrupt Marxist control-freaks throughout our entire government strata will predictably employ this technology, not to protect children, but to “mark” innocent political opponents, including “capitalists,” adherents to Western religions, and particularly gun-owners, as “possible” violent school invaders.

The NKVD, and the KGB, loved creating these endless, overlapping, and always secret lists of “enemies of the party,” “counter-revolutionaries,” and “fascists.” Most were rounded-up and sent off to gulags. Precious few were ever seen again.

Such “lists” are ever-lasting. They never go away.

Nowhere is it suggested that dedicated teachers and school administrators, competently trained and armed, represent the most effective, most immediate, and most legitimate protection for children.

Liberals will never, ever admit that adequately protecting school children will logically require a determination and willingness on the part of educators to engage in a “shooting war,” when necessary.

Heaven forbid that one of their poor, “misunderstood” VCAs would be unceremoniously removed from the kingdom of the living.

Adults, at least in this nation, are legally permitted to protect themselves with gunfire, when reasonably necessary. Some choose not to, but that is a personal decision made by individuals for reasons that apparently make sense to them. It is a free, individual choice, either way.

However, children need real, physical protection from violent criminals.

We already know the gaggle of self-indulgent gas-bags who are going sit on the sidelines and talk about it, ad nauseam.

But, who is going to actually “do” it?

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out where the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes-up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasm, the great devotion; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, when he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat” ~ Theodore Roosevelt, again

/John

Defense Training International, Inc

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  • 5 thoughts on “Doer of Deeds : School Security, Who Will Stop Them?

    1. Once again Rob you have covered almost all of the arguments about school security the same as all of the politicians have done since 1999 we have to be politically correct don’t offend anybody you are acting like them all kinds of excuses and no results WHAT IS THE PRICE OF A CHILDS LIFE????????????? Why won’t you Post That Price, everybody has an excuse as to security but no one will post that child’s life’s price, Just dance around the security subject as always!!!

    2. I have read the article and the posts. I am a teacher and there are several concerns that I have in regards to this. One: the cameras. I have worked in a few schools that have cameras for ‘security’ and it is greatly abused. Since security will only be less than .000001x% of the time, administration uses the cameras to examine what is taking place in the classrooms, observing teachers through a digital lens. Who reading this would want to work with a camera on you constantly and a phone call from an admin interrupting your classroom instruction to tell you that a student was doodling on their paper and not taking notes? When security measures increase, freedoms decrease. Two: the cost. Teachers are one of the lowest paid professions requiring the highest level of education. If the additional security measures are to be instituted, the funds will come right out of the classroom, not administrative or athletic functions. A coach has never had problems obtaining $250k for a new weight room for the football team, but a teacher asks for 3 dry erase markers and there is a fight. As with any government contractors, security professionals will gouge the public with inflated equipment costs, monitoring services, training, repair, and other contract services. Of course people will want security for the schools. Who gets the check? Here we see a shortage of hands going up. Three: arming teachers. This is likely the most insane idea I have ever heard and I am a VFW, right leaning Ind. Am I to wear this gun on my hip like Billy the Kid? Locked in a case in the room and never hope that either A. a sub is needed, B. I didn’t grab my keys from home on the way out the door, C. A kid steals the keys, or D. I become incapacitated and the culprit now has another weapon with more ammo. Is the gun to be kept in a locker in the security office across campus? Hoping the security is not out to lunch, the intrusion is not near me, or I have to abandon my students to run and get it. Is there a solution and prevention to anything? If someone really wants to do something, there is not a whole lot that can be done to stop it. However, being trained and mentally prepared for a possible situation is perhaps the best recourse that can be done. Everyone wants a teacher to educate their children, train their children to be the next NFL MVP, babysit their children when they do not want them home, feed their children, discipline their children only with consent from the parent, and now defend their children with a side arm, all for $30k a year. The difference between a private school and a public school is not the security, curriculum development or instruction, it is the level of parental involvement. Let’s start there as a solution

    3. The idea of arming teachers, administrators, staff in schools is so often dismissed out of hand. The thought of having guns in schools freaks some people out. These same people hate the idea of having trained resource officers in schools. Even some trained professionals balk at the idea of teachers being armed. Of course these trained professionals tend to have an “only one’s” attitude. Arming school staff is something that has been tried in some school districts, without any negative outcomes, such as in Texas. Of course, such staff should be volunteers, strictly vetted, and highly trained. Selectively armed staff along with metal detectors, cameras, and intervention with problem students could effectively reduce school shootings. What happened in Parkland, Florida, was a failure of local law enforcement, misguided (to same the least) school policies, and Scott Isreal’s incompetence.

    4. This is how it has gone on since Columbine in 1999, everybody says we have to do something about school security, all of the politicians, lip service and more gun laws on law abiding citizens not the real problem of school security. As said with your tech after they are identified who is going to stop them from doing their acts of violets? This is all because quote I have rights, You have to be politically correct, and You can’t offend me by doing anything about the problem!!! First the T S A was formed after 9/11 put in place in one month after 9/11 and as we all know we don’t like it but we have come to accept it as a way of life for security! Now is the time to take all of the politicians security and body guards away from them and let them work as we are supposed to with only the police departments, I ask this question to all people with children, WHAT PRICE IS A CHILDS LIFE WORTH, ‘PRICLESS’ Who doesn’t agree?????????

    5. It will vary from state to state as to who will do it. There’s a lot of feel good measures and bravado gong on right now with “veterans” being the golden ticket. The issue that no one likes to talk about though is you can’t claim 80-100% disability with PTSD or TBI and not be able to work in an office of no stress but be able to work with a school full of kids.
      The 2nd part is the media. Until enough stoppages of shooters is reported and the people’s mindset is no longer geared that schools are soft targets it will continue. Numerous of these shootings or attempted ones have taken place with the knowledge of armed security or police presence somewhere on the grounds and it deterred nothing.
      I’m not sure who will do it or if it will be done. That’s why we are discussing other options for my grandchildren that will start in a few years. I’m of the opinion that we are lost already and it’s too late. There are no longer enough good that are strong enough and willing to overcome. I hope I’m proved wrong.

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