A good start

In North Carolina:

The school system in Madison County, N.C., plans to put AR-15 rifles in emergency safes in each of its six schools as a part of a plan for enhanced security in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting earlier this year.

“We were able to put an AR-15 rifle and safes in all of our schools in the county,” Sheriff Buddy Harwood told the Asheville Citizen-Times. “We’ve also got breaching tools to go into those safes. We’ve got extra magazines with ammo in those safes.”

The breaching tools are intended to allow police to break down barricaded doors without having to wait for the fire department.

Harwood said that he wants to “make sure my deputies are prepared” in the event of a school shooting, especially after the Uvalde police failed to take down the shooter at Robb Elementary School for over an hour.

It would be better if at least some of the school staff had access to the safe rather than just the police. But, maybe they do and they just aren’t talking about it.

And even better would be if all the staff were allowed conceal carry. That isn’t far fetched as some states already allow something approximating that. And with the Buren decision, unless the schools have continuous armed guards, a case could be made that schools don’t qualify as “sensitive places” and carry must be permitted.

We live in interesting times.

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3 thoughts on “A good start

  1. Concealed carry staff is always the best. As you can only counter the element of surprise, with the element of surprise. And a mind-set of fighting to the death.
    Dicken’s proved the theory. Time to implement it.
    The government is always light-years behind the public. If a teacher at Uvalde would have done what Dicken’s did. Even illegally. What would have happened to them for doing so?

  2. Kabuki Theatre BS. Nobody in the school will be allowed to have access to the safe. Responding officers won’t have the key/ combination. Huge delays will occur when the weapons are needed RIGHT EFFING NOW! No lives will be saved, much crowing about “we did something” WILL happen. Don’t almost ALL patrol level officers have long guns with them in their vehicles these days. Ever since the North Hollywood bank robbery/shoot out giving field officers rifles as part of their equipment is SOP. An if this jurisdiction doesn’t have them I’d be asking WHY THE HELL NOT.

  3. So the plan is to have a safe loaded with guns and ammo in a building that is largely unoccupied from about 3PM to 8 AM?

    Can anyone say “attractive nuisance”?

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