Why should it surprise anyone that those calling for gun control would callously endanger students until they got their way? Have you seen their other positions on current issues? They think nothing of a slippery slope or anything past wallowing in their own crapulence. They're the sane ones and everyone else is mentally ill, useless eaters, needing to be weeded out.Advocates for gun control have actually begun arguing against practical measures addressing school security. Rather than take strategies that can be implemented virtually immediately, and which address the dangers in a specific place in a common-sense way, gun control advocates would rather focus on a political victory at some point in the future and continue to leave schools without proper security measures.
The general argument is that any effort at meaningful security is unacceptable because it turns schools into "fortresses."
Numerous examples of this line of reasoning can be found on Twitter. They are often remarkably similar in message which is "forget school security, just ban guns!"
But, the overall strategy here is startling. Gun control advocates are in a way holding school children hostage to their message by shooting down calls for better school security. Their essential position is "no security for children until we get the gun control legislation we want!"
For places like amusement parks, concert venues, city halls, county courthouses, state legislatures — and of course — the US capitol, security measures have already been implemented. Is there evidence that everyone working in these building regards them as "prisons"? After all, the private owners — people who are potentially liable for violence on their premises — want security, and you hear few of them resort to a knee-jerk declaration of "it won't work!" when their lawyers and stockholders advise them to implement security solutions.
Indeed, what we often hear as a objections to "security" are really just objections to the incompetence and unpleasantness of public schools. We're told that greater security at schools will encourage more abuse of student rights via random searches, drug tests, and aggressively unpleasant encounters with security personnel.
In other words, we're being warned that public-school security reflects the quality of public schools in general. If greater security automatically leads to abusive behavior by security, then why do we not see this behavior at the Magic Kingdom or at baseball stadium? The answer lies in how public schools function.
We, on the other hand, uphold humans as having dignity and value. Relationship and intimacy having great worth, not something to be tossed around higgelty-piggelty. We stand for the Rights of people and the defense of the innocent and weak. We offer solutions that would save lives, instead of igniting Civil War. We suggest protecting students, instead of holding them hostage to our political desires.