I did my student teaching at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO. Do you think I am sensitive to the topic of school shootings? Once upon a time, I was very proficient in martial arts and various forms of self-defense and I have taught classes to individuals and groups. Individuals like myself and Bob Griswold and myself have a degree of situational awareness that most in our society do not have. Anyone with any degree of training in self-defense will tell you, that our present level of self-defense practiced in our schools is criminally negligent.
Do not blame the teachers, the administrators or even the school boards. They are overwhelmed by mindlessfederal and state government liberal bureaucrats that believe that the designation “gun-free-zones” somehow makes our students safer. What a joke! Such a declaration is a message of “open season” on defenseless students and teachers.
The liberal morons who run much of our society don’t even give a second thought to protecting the targets of a would-be-mass-murderer. Their only response is to seize the guns which is an exercise in futility. There are over 300 million guns in America. No amount of registration and even gun confiscation can even make a dent. Why? Because they FBI tells us that 90% of the gun used in a crime are stolen, that’s why! Ron Paul put out a statement where decries the illogic of such a move.
We have George Soros inspired and funded young people who just magically organized themselves into organized protest rallies promoting gun confiscation, like a teenager would know the first thing about organizing such a movement. This is the definition of an orchestrated event.
There is an objective, from the liberal left, on why they want all the guns and they are willing to exploit school shootings to achieve their objective, but that is another topic for another day. For the purposes of this article, I want to call attention to the fact that we virtually doing nothing to protect the lives of the 50 million people who enter our public schools everyday. We have armed guards and searches of people entering sporting events, concerts and to board a plane, but somehow, we don’t care enough about our children to protect them.
Across America, it is pretty much the same when it comes to student defense during an active shooter event. There is virutally no defense against a live shooter. The only official strategy is for the teacher to lock one’s classroom, turn out the lights and get on the floor. The strategy seems to presume that the classroom door and the surrounding walls are bullet-proof. They most certainly are not.
When a classroom contains students and their teacher, and the gunman shoots his way into a locked room, the massacre begins and it is like shooting fish in a barrel. These people are virtually defenseless. Wait! There are some high-risk strategies that could be taught to unarmed civilians caught in a confined space with an anticpated gunman entering their space. These stratgies are usually going to fail, however, at least it gives the would-be-victims somewhat of a fighting chance. Many school shootings are carried by assailants with an assault rifle and there is a moment when one enters a classroom with the assault rifle that they are vulnerable to being disarmed. If one were to position themselves adjacent to a door as the shooter enters the room, there is a time when a trained person could get inside the pivot range of the shooter and his weapon as they enter a doorway. The goal is get between the rifle and the shooters body and force the assailant to drop the weapon, where presumably a second, third and fourth person would be able to assist in getting the gun away from the would-be-mass-murderer. If the assailants gun is secure, the perpetrator must be instantly killed. Why? Because they could have a holstered weapon elsewhere on their body. How do I know this? In my martial arts training, conducted by an ex-special forces operative, we trained varous civic and private groups on self-defense methods. This is not a good fall-back strategy, however, it is better than the “lie-down and die” concealment strategy that we have in place, now. in our public schools.
The other strategy that should be employed in an active shooting event, is to run like hell away from the direction of the shots. If intended victims in venues, like the 2015 Paris theater and any public school could be taught this strategy, statistically speaking, lives would be saved because it is harder to shoot a moving target in the open, moving in a zig-zag pattern, than it is to murder a classroom full of students in a confined space with no escape. Our school safety policies are so flawed, we don’t even teach basic survival skills. In effect, schools rely on the statistical rarity that there school will not be victimized. I can accurately say that school defense has been reduced to a strategy of random chance and statistical unlikelihood.
In summary, our schools do not teach basic self-defense and rehearse the strategy. Our schools do not teach escape strategies and rehearse them. The students are taught to lie down and wait for the inevitable.
As previously stated, the present strategy is based upon concealment and is practiced, across the nation, by virtually every public school. In many states, the practice of this strategy is mandated by statute and the use of a n0-response strategy is required by law.
We have signs in many schools that state “This is a gun-free zone”. The sign may as well say “Come kill our students because they have no way to defend themselves”.
In reality, there is no solution for school shootings. Approximately 25% of the schools in the country have a school resource officer who is armed and trained. This is an important obstacle to a would-be killer. However, what about the other schools, don’t their students deserve some measure of protection? I had someone tell me that the school monitors are a resource against danger. What an absolute joke. In an active shooter event, a school monitor does not even constitute a speed bump to a live shooter.
The only thing that can give our children a fighting chance is to have multiple armed guards in every school. If the school budget is an issue, then volunteer school personnel and be trained in CCW. The liberals, who would sacrifice your children in the name of gun confiscation, have stopped reading at this point. But in the preesnt moment, we don’t even bring the proverbial butter knife to a gun fight. I will not be silent until I begin reading headlines like the following:
If liberals want to sacrifice their children in the name of their political agenda, that is their right. However, I will not rest until we move to protect our most vulnerable population with decisive action. This needs to become a mid-term election issue. And of course America, an institution that practices depraved indifference towards its client base will soon go out of business. Schools should be no different. If our leaders will not move to protect our children, then the rest of us should home school our children. Have you ever heard of a homeschool shooting?
One final thought, why don’t other countries have school shootings? Why is this just an American phenomenon? Banks get robbed, drug deals go bad and people get held up in other countries, but why aren’t their students murdered as they are attending school? Can someone please answer that question?
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