Gun control! Gun control! Gun control!
You can’t look anywhere on the news or internet without seeing the cries for more gun control in wake of last Friday’s massacre in Newtown, CT. There is no escaping the tears of remorse and cries of anger that have flooded every media outlet in the nation.
But let’s set raw emotion aside for a second and look at reality. First and foremost, the guns did NOT kill those children and adults in Connecticut, it was Adam Lanza. The guns did not load themselves, it was Adam Lanza, and the guns did not pull the trigger, it was Adam Lanza.
It’s already a well-known fact that Connecticut had some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, but Adam Lanza didn’t care about the law. Some of the other areas of our nation that have the highest crime rates also have strict gun control laws, but laws rarely stop people that are determined to commit violent acts on other people.
So what is the solution? How about taking a look at what works in other countries like Thailand and Israel. Both countries have active terrorist threats against school children by Muslim extremists and Jihadists. In an effort to prevent a similar shooting at their schools, they have been arming their teachers. Many teachers in Israel and Thailand now carry concealed handguns with them.
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