Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said Friday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” that students and parents told him after the Santa Fe shooting that they should begin arming teachers.
Patrick said, “I was there with Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott earlier this evening and there were a lot of student friends in [the hospital visiting those who were injured]. And they all said ‘we want to arm our teachers.’ The parents all said ‘we want to arm our teachers.’”
“For those who say guns are the issue — and we want the best background checks we can have — but the answer is not taking away guns from people who can defend themselves and others,” Patrick said in response to the outpouring of support for more gun control.
True. It is common sense. Bad people are out there. More laws, especially feel good laws that target “scary guns” will do nothing to stop them. In life there are no guarantees, no full proof laws. The fact is better security is needed in schools, and there are several key aspects to better security. Arming teachers willing to carry, is one of those.