America's First Freedom - September 2018 - 31

by C l ay Turner
C O V E R

S T O R Y

"One of the greatest burdens
you have in a leadership
position is knowing you've
done all you can to ensure
that everyone is safe."
Rosa Blackwell

Superintendent (Ret.), Cincinnati Public Schools

"We must do something!" After every horrific school

shooting, so-called "mainstream" media, anti-gun politicians
and self-righteous Hollywood celebrities raise the same cry to
do something ... anything, to stop the slaughter of innocents.
That "something," of course, always turns out to be gun control.
It matters not that such action has been taken in the past and,
in fact, is still in effect in large swaths of the country; just as
long as we do something, it doesn't have to actually address
the problem at hand.
It's baffling that these powerful forces don't leap at the
chance to fund efforts that do make children safer-threat
assessments and response strategies tailored by, and for,
local school systems; efforts to identify risks long before
they kick in the front door; partnerships with local law
enforcement that harden schools and reduce response
times; links with community organizations that can flag
challenged youth; and training that empowers school
administrators, boards, teachers, parents and cops to not
only craft solutions specific to their situations, but to also
train others to do the same.
Not one media conglomerate has funded such efforts
on a national scale, despite the windfall of ad revenue

created by their sensationalizing these rare shootings. Not
one billionaire gun-banner has carved out a few dollars,
of the millions earmarked to get anti-gun politicians
elected, for school security. Not one obscenely wealthy
Hollywood celebrity has tweeted an announcement of a
nationwide grant program to aid schools in keeping our
children safe.
In fact, only one organization involved in the
national school safety conversation funds a nationwide
effort to keep our school children safe. That's the
National Rifle Association, through its nra School Shield
program, provided free of charge to any community
interested in making its schools more secure.
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