Mark Caserta: Security essential to protecting students

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Mark Caserta:  Free State Patriot editor

May 25, 2018

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Just 20 weeks into 2018, we’ve already had 22 school shootings in the United States where someone was hurt or killed, per a recent CNN column by Saeed Ahmed and Christina Walker. Averaging over 1 per week is simply incomprehensible.

The column had a U.S. map inserted identifying the locations of the shootings by bullet points. The graphic eerily reminded me of a “firing range shot grouping” surrounding the Tri-State area.  The column and graphic can be viewed at:  https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/02/us/school-shootings-2018-list-trnd/index.html.

Gun control advocates are dangerously off-base with their notions of taking weapons out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. When you restrict guns from properly vetted, trained, law abiding citizens, you broaden the window of opportunity for a criminal who will not abide by the law.

Recently, The Heritage Foundation published a commentary, originally appearing in The Daily Signal, by…

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