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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Florida's future? Is this how we will protect our children too?

I recently did a piece on how Betsy Devos's commission on school safety wasn't going to address guns at all and as I predicted when I wrote, reasonable restrictions would keep us all safe some people heard, we're coming to pry your guns from your cold dead hands. 

Other's listed numerous other causes that have led to gun violence, but in an almost pathological like resistance couldn't bring themselves to put guns on the list.   

It is true we have a buffet of problems but until people can admit that guns are on the buffet as well I feel like we will never seriously address the problem.

Well that's how I felt until today. You see in Chad's Ford Pennsylvania they may have come up with a solution. (sic)

From the Hill:

The entire graduating class at a Pennsylvania middle school was gifted bulletproof backpack plates as they prepare to head to high school next year. 

Students at St. Cornelius in Chadds Ford, Pa., were outfitted with the "ballistic shields" thanks to a donation from a local company, according to Fox 29. The report notes that Unequal Technologies developed the ultra-thin shield and designed a 10-by-12-inch plate that can slip into a backpack. 
The bulletproof backpack plates were also handed out to 25 faculty members at the school. 
“I never thought I’d need this,” one student told Fox 29
Um look at those kids, they seem as bewildered as I am.

I am reminded of the speech from the American President. We have serous problems and we need serious people to come up with serious solutions. If you can't bring yourself to admit that guns are at least part of the problem then you not a serious person and you are not interested in coming up with serious solutions and that is a shame and as a result children will die.


We could and should be doing better. 

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