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Senseless violence has been an unfortunate constant around the world in 2018, with the United States suffering as horribly, if not worse, than many other locales on the international stage.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m still not ever going to trade in my Stars and Stripes for any other configuration of colors and shapes, but, like many of you, I’m not a big fan of seeing the sorts sorrow and tragedy that we have seen over the course of the last 6 months.  Something has got to give, and I promise you the Second Amendment is not that thing.

While the left refuses to battle the issue on any front other than that of restricting the right to bear arms, it seems like it is up to the rest of us to come up with a solution to keep our children safe.  At the current time in modern history, there seems to be only one way to actually create an ironclad deterrent, and Alabama understands this.

The voluntary Alabama Sentry Program would allow administrators in the state’s public school systems to have a gun on campus once they meet requirements.

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Established last week by Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, through administrative action under current state law, the program works with the Alabama State Department of Education and state police to establish a framework to help add armed staff to schools that lack a resource officer. Backers argue that, unlike teachers, school administrators have “complete access to their schools” not just an individual classroom, thus allowing them to be responsible for all of the students on campus and better placed to confront an active shooter.

“The Alabama Sentry plan is a reasonable and measured approach to provide an additional tool for schools without a resource officer,” said Ivey after pointing out that the current summer vacation would be an ideal time to stand up the program. “With the unfortunate continued occurrence of school violence across our country, we cannot afford to wait until the next legislative session.”

What the left envisions and sells to their millennial voter base is a vision of absolute carnage in schools with armed teachers; erupting gunfights, accidental discharges, students wrestling guns away from teachers…all total and utter nonsense.

Furthermore, the left doesn’t seem to understand that this could be one of the only effective deterrents to school shootings that we could possibly have.  You can’t outlaw guns, even a little bit, without triggering a Civil War, so that’s out of the question.  You need to combat criminals with the same power that they wield, right?

This isn’t rocket science here, folks…don’t let the left tell you otherwise.


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