Could more school resource officers prevent a tragedy such as the one at Sandy Hook Elementary?
Monday, December 24, 2012
The National Rifle Association (NRA) suggestion Friday (Dec. 20) of placing armed officers in schools as a deterrent to mass shootings found approval from Georgia School Superintendent John Barge. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Having a school resource officer would certainly be ideal,” Matt Cardoza, director of communications at the Georgia Department of Education, said Friday after a conversation with Barge. “It makes the school a safer place, but the state would have to pick up a significant part of that cost. "Districts aren’t really in a position to pay for more than what they’re already struggling to pay for.” Friday, a NRA executive called for Congress to foot the bill for armed guards at every school in the country…
In the aftermath of the Kansas City Chiefs’ shooting tragedy, a Fox Sports commentator called the NRA the new Ku Klux Klan in an anti-gun statement.
Ever since the weekend murder/suicide committed over the weekend by Kansas City Chiefs starting linebacker Jovan Belcher, the issue of gun control has been brought back into the forefront of commentary. According to an article on Examiner.com, NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas was the first to be criticized by gun rights advocates for his diatribe against gun ownership during halftime at a Cowboys-Eagles. But a Saturday column by Fox Sports commentator Jason Whitlock goes much further. And it didn’t end there. Whitlock backed it up going on to call the National Rifle Association “the new KKK" (Ku Klux Klan). “I did not go as far as I’d like to go because my thoughts on the NRA and America’s gun culture,” Whitlock wrote, according to …