Monday, February 19, 2018

Parkland School Shooting Hero Should Have Been Armed

Today, over at the American Thinker, Patrick Jakeway has an article about a brave school guard who saved some kids lives during the recent Parkland, Florida shooting, but lost his own life in the process. Aaron Feis, the Disarmed School Guard was disarmed because of stupid government laws, and idiotic school policies.

Fies was a football coach at the school, but being a football coach is usually an after school job, and typical football coaches usually have another job during the day teaching a subject.  In Fies's case, his day job was being a school guard.  But as a school guard, he was disarmed.  What was he supposed to do in the event of a shooter entering his school and begin shooting the students under his care?  Well, we found out:
Aaron Feis, husband, father, school guard, and football coach, rushed toward the fire and, by all accounts, engaged the shooter Nikolas Cruz soon after Cruz started shooting. The Sun-Sentinel reported that Feis "was one of the first to respond." When the "Code Red" went off, head football coach Willis May asked over the walkie-talkie whether the sounds were firecrackers. Feis retorted: "Those aren't firecrackers. I'm going in."

Leftists and their useful idiots claim that children, and young people would be traumatized by the presence of guns in the schools, that armed adults would somehow make them feel anxious, or somehow warp their little skulls full of mush. This idea is utter nonsense. Children, to the extent that they even notice such things, tend to be more practical about such matters than the "experts" in child education seem to give them credit. But even so called "Red Letter Christians*" don't seem to understand that the day when swords will be beaten into plowshares is after Christ comes again. For now, we Christians have a foot in two worlds, the temporal world and the world of the Spirit.  In the world of the Spirit, we won't need weapons, but for now, we do, and we should never forget that it is our duty to have them when trouble erupts.

Precisely in order to protect us against evil men and government incompetence and malfeasance, the following words were written in 1789 into the 2nd Amendment by men who had pledged their lives and honor in pursuit of life and liberty (author's emphasis):
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
"Shall not be infringed" is an unequivocal command. It is a travesty of justice that Mr. Feis's constitutional right to protect himself and those innocent children was infringed. Based on Coach May's testimonial, Mr. Feis wittingly charged into the fray knowing that he would face powerful gunfire and that he was disarmed.
So, what is the solution? Quite frankly, the solution seems to be to have those teachers, administrators, and other adults who happen to be at the school for various reasons and are willing, to be armed. Of course, as always, those not willing should not be forced to become armed. But I believe a lot of teachers would be willing, and would feel better knowing that they were trained and armed to deal with these situations, rare though they are. I would suggest that armed teachers carry concealed. As with concealed carriers in the general public, carrying concealed provides a tactical advantage to the armed teacher, and protects him or her from people, like the "Red Letter Christians*" may disagree.

*  The idea of liberal and leftist "Christians" is apparently a "thing."  But, of course the last book of the Bible was written circa 2000 years ago.  The lessons to be drawn from the Bible were explicated long ago.  Somehow these people have what must be described as a "living" Bible whose lessons evolve with the evolving understanding that these enlightened individuals.  Miraculously, the latest Leftists fads remarkably line up with the Almighty's word.  For instance, the radical Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) "discovered" that homosexuality was a-ok with the Lord after all this time, and began ordaining homosexual pastors.  Who knew?  I wonder when the Red Letter types will get rid of this whole "sin" thing, and accuse God of creating evil.

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