(Republican Insider) – Yet another tragic school shooting took place this week, and as you probably already know, the radical left wasted no time at all in turning this horrifying incident into some kind of political crusade to help destroy the Second Amendment by calling for either its complete and total repeal or more strict gun control measures.
According to a commentary piece penned by Joe Saunders for The Western Journal, “And what’s equally predictable is the fact that some of the loudest voices among Democrats for gun control have a good deal less concern for student safety when it suits the progressive agenda.”
However, Saunders goes on to point out that some of the same politicians who have started to howl about the need for more gun control while the story in Uvalde, Texas was still breaking, are some of the loudest voices that have called for local schools to be stripped of police in order to appease the Black Lives Matter radicals.
“The demonstrably duplicitous Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and equally untrustworthy Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, along with Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, among other Democrats, took strident stands Tuesday in favor of gun control supposedly to protect children — yet their interest in protecting children doesn’t go as far as having a cop around,” Saunders wrote.
The truth though is exactly the opposite. To liberals like those mentioned by Saunders, cops are actually part of the problem.
“Two years ago, as Forbes reported at the time, Warren and Murphy in the Senate, along with Omar and fellow ‘squad’ member Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts in the House, introduced a bill that would prohibit the use of federal money to support police officers in school,” Saunders went on to say.
Saunders then said, “The idea was to appease the Black Lives Matter wing of the Democratic Party — the ‘mostly peaceful’ types who think having officers in schools means there are more student criminals, as opposed to the more logical idea that having more cops in schools means more criminals get caught.”
“Police shouldn’t be in schools,” Murphy had said in a statement that summarized the liberal case. “There are plenty of better ways to ensure that our schools are safe places to learn, and Congress needs to understand how police in schools ends up with the wrong kids getting arrested for minor disciplinary actions and resources being drained from more effective programs.”
Saunders then said to put aside the notion that “wrong kids are getting arrested” is just a made-up issue from the Democratic Party, which is up there with the allegedly numerous unarmed minorities that are gunned down by cops every year. This number, he pointed out, is very small, as proven by information from Heather McDonald of the Manhattan Institute, thus the number of “wrong kids” getting arrested is likely just as small.
“Public school administrators, in a profession dominated by Democrats, are not exactly famous for their willingness to have innocent kids arrested (unless it involves a breach of COVID regulations, of course),” Saunders wrote in his piece.
“The reluctance of authorities in Broward County, Florida, to arrest Nicolas Cruz for various criminal misbehavior before he shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 is a pretty good indication of that,” he noted in his column.
Saunders’ then stated, “As any bar bouncer worth his tequila salt understands, the principal benefit of having enforcers around isn’t so much punishing rule-breakers as it is deterring rule-breaking in the first place. The presence of police has the same effect. And the lack of police means a lack of deterrence.”
Unfortunately, this deterrence didn’t happen during the incident that occurred on Tuesday. The resource officer who came face-to-face with 18-year-old shooter Salvador Ramos, he was shot, according to a report from ABC News.
Two other law enforcement officers with the Uvalde police were also not able to stop Ramos, who then entered the school and started slaughtering children.
And as usual, folks like Warren and Murphy immediately seized the opportunity to score some political points by immediately demanding strict gun control laws.
“To Omar, the fact that Ramos was able to enter the building despite the police presence was proof positive that having police around is not good at all,” Saunders noted.
“Honestly, every Republican who said this is how you stop mass shootings needs to be voted out of office,” she stated in a Twitter post. “Their pro-gun agenda is dangerous and it’s time for sensible gun reform laws in American.
“Enough,” she concluded the tweet.
Honestly, every Republican who said this is how you stop mass shootings needs to be voted out of office.
Their pro-gun agenda is dangerous and it’s time for sensible gun reform laws in American.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 25, 2022
And, of course, with Twitter being a cesspool of progressivism, many shared her sentiments.
It's heartbreaking and sickening how routine mass shootings have become in America. Fourteen babies and a teacher. My heart goes out to all the families in Uvalde, Texas, whose lives were shattered. The Senate must pass gun safety legislation and protect our children.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 24, 2022
Pro gun is not an agenda, it’s a constitutional right..
— DannyR (@Bornin65) May 25, 2022
You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold dead hands. I'm a law abiding citizen that's scared to leave my house without it. This is the reality of living in Minnesota.
— Cyleren1 (@Cyleren) May 25, 2022
Great explain to me Congresswoman how do you get someone to follow another legal gun law if they are willing to commit murder? Stop using heinous acts of a murderer to pander to those unwilling to answer the above question or are too dumb to use logic.
— Joey Juarez (@MexicanMojoYo) May 25, 2022
“Omar’s post was specious reasoning on its face, though it won’t be surprising at all to hear it become an argument for the far left. No sane person would declare all of society should be bereft of police protection because cops aren’t capable of stopping all incidents of crime. (Actually, the ‘defund the police’ far-left Democrats would, but that demographic doesn’t generally qualify as ‘sane.’),” the columnist said in his piece.
This should be a complete and total no-brainer, but if you take resource officers out of schools, the likely result will be even more incidents like this one, which is a point you can’t seem to knock through the hard skulls of progressives.
But, thankfully for students across the nation, the Counseling not Criminalization in Schools Act has basically been dead in the water since it was first introduced in either the House or the Senate, despite the fact both are controlled by Democrats.
“Obviously, even the party comrades of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer know a dead-deal loser when they see it,” Saunders went on to write. “There’s no way around the fact that the system failed in Uvalde on Tuesday. There’s no way around 19 murdered children and two adults.”
But you also can’t get around the fact that Democrats making calls for the end of police presence on school campuses are going to do exactly nothing to enhance the safety of the students.
It truly seems as if the left still has their heads firmly planted up their own backsides, refusing to live in the real world when it comes to issues like this one.
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