Letter: Safer schools not found in new gun control policy



Carol Skaggs

Freetown

To the Editor:

I don’t think having armed guards is necessarily the answer to protecting our schools. One, it would be costly, and two, it would take more than one or two guards to do so.

Teachers who have taken training and have personal protection permits would help. The people who want to do harm would know — this school is protected. They wouldn’t be able to walk in and know there is no resistance. They would not be able to identify who is packing, as with an armed guard, and be able to take them out first in order to cause the havoc they want.

It is not the people who are legally packing that are causing the problem. They are usually reputable people or they wouldn’t be able to get a permit in the first place. If our government takes away our right to own guns as they would like, it will not stop these tragedies. It will only increase them. These people do not have to legally get guns, they will steal them or get them on the black market.

We have taken away all protection by the laws we have allowed. You can’t carry a gun to work, you can’t carry a gun to school, even if you have a permit and that permit states that you can carry in your state.

We have taken away all protection in the schools by our Lord because He was kicked out long ago when we took away the right to prayer. We have allowed even the mention of God to be removed in many areas so that we don’t offend someone.

The Bible says in Deuteronomy 30:19: This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.

Our country was founded on Godly principles and through that has come the success of our nation. Unless we return to these principles and begin to walk with integrity and moral standards, we will continue to see these incidents occur. It is not about gun control.

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