On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was challenged on her position against hardening schools by funding armed guards. Pelosi was faced with a question by a teen survivor of the recent Santa Fe High School shooting who inquired about arming teachers at CNN’s town hall event.
Santa Fe senior Alexis Wilson asked: “Where does the government stand on arming and training our teachers, much in the way we use air marshals on airplanes?”
And she didn’t even answer the question.
She just said: “Following a tragedy like this all we want to do is pray for the families, but I do not support arming teachers and the rest.”
CNN’s Cuomo asked why Pelosi can’t work on school security in addition to gun control legislation and noted that CNN and Congress have secure entry points with armed guards.
Cuomo said: “It seems that there’s an either/or. Will you put armed guards in the schools? ‘No we don’t want to talk about it, let’s not talk about hardening the schools.”
“But the building we’re in right now, the building that you work in, the point of entry there is secure. You don’t walk in with a trench coat with a shotgun underneath your jacket and get in — it doesn’t happen,” he asserted to audience applause.
The CNN cameras panned to Wilson in the audience, who was clapping to show support for Cuomo’s pushback.
“Why can’t that be part of the equation?” Cuomo asked. “Talk about universal background checks, fine. Talk about mental health, how to identify them, money for treatment. But why either-or? Why not make the schools safer?”
“The children should not have to be worried about going to school as a place that violence can occur,” Pelosi responded. “You have to get to systemically stop people from having guns who shouldn’t have guns in the first place.”
“You have to get to systemically stop people from having guns”
That sentence really stuck out to me. And whom exactly gets the privilege to decide who should and who should not have guns?? They want to do the most impossible thing, instead of actually addressing the problem from both ends. Take away the guns and you still have knives, bombs, acid, all sorts of things. Evil is in the heart of man, and when one sets out to do evil, they will find an instrument to do that evil with.
Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the liberals don’t care about a solution to make schools safer. They just want to disarm law-abiding citizens so they won’t lose any of their voters.
This is a bright smart young lady. She’s right. We have armed guards guarding our money, our legislators, government buildings etc! If you go into a Social Security Office there will be metal detectors and armed guards but this isn’t the answer at our schools???
I say our children are our most precious commodity. Wake up America! The Democratic Party is the real enemy of America. Think for yourselves people!
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