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Retired NYPD Lieutenant Suggests Armed Protection Only Answer For Safe Schools

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With another mass shooting taking place at the Robb Elementary School that left 19 children and two teachers dead, the Biden administration has revamped their efforts to ban certain rifles in America. Giving a speech, President Joe Biden stated, “I spent my career as a senator and as Vice President working to pass commonsense gun laws.  We can’t and won’t prevent every tragedy.  But we know they work and have a positive impact.  When we passed the assault weapons ban, mass shootings went down.  When the law expired, mass shootings tripled.” Although that statement has been challenged, Darrin Porcher, who is a retired NYPD Lieutenant, didn’t seem to care as he presented the only way he believed school shootings would stop, and it didn’t involve less guns. 

Appearing on Fox News’ Jesse Watters Primetime on Tuesday, Porcher suggested that the only reason schools are being targeted is due to them being so vulnerable. “This is a very unfortunate narrative; however, it keeps repeating itself — it’s somewhat repetitive. As modern-day law enforcement, we’re really great on the response, however, the problem that we have is fortification and omnipresence on soft targets such as this school… The school resource officers on many occasions are not equipped with firearms for these elementary schools. That needs to change.”

The retired officer added, “The dynamic of these mass shootings is becoming more and more prevalent in our society. However, we have our elected officials that come on television, they jump up and down, but there is no execution strategy because we have a flawed purpose in how we protect these elementary schools.“

Giving details on how his plan might work, Porcher concluded, “When we look at a lot of these mass shootings that have happened in many places throughout the country, it’s the same thing. Oftentimes bad guys will go the other way when they see a good guy with a gun in front of a school. But, at the same token we still don’t get it. I’m not saying that we need to arm these schools with Sherman tanks, but, at the same token, we need to understand the narrative of our school system is not being protected the way it should be.”

This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on May 26, 2022. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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