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The Protector

After the 2012 massacre in Newtown, gun grabbers have consistently pushed for more gun control. Schools are already “gun-free” zones, where teachers and kids are easy prey for the armed psychotics roaming among us, but more and more colleges and universities are considering allowing armed students and professors to carry on campus.

My son’s school is better than most, but still not good enough. Those licensed to carry concealed can keep their firearms in their cars on campus, but cannot carry to class. If there’s an incident, students and professors must run to their cars – on a very vast campus – grab their tools of self defense and maybe make it back in time to stop the assailants. Most of the time, that wouldn’t be the case on a campus that large.

A serious conversation needs to be held about guns on school grounds and on campuses.

bacha khanA chemistry professor at the Bacha Khan university near Peshawar, Pakistan a few days ago shielded his students by opening fire on a horde of militant Taliban scum after they opened fire at the school.

The father-of-two opened fire, giving them time to flee before he was cut down by gunfire as male and female students ran for their lives.

He was known to his pupils as ‘The Protector’ because he was a keen hunter and kept a 9mm pistol at school, possibly in light of previous militant attacks.

He was known as “The Protector.”

The majority of this country hands children over to schools – whether public, private, religious, etc. – on a daily basis every day. Those who homeschool can certainly take responsibility for their own kids and protect them should the excrement hit the oscillating blades. As for the rest…

Teachers, school administrators, armed officers, and the rest take responsibility for other people’s children every day. They should be accountable for their safety. They should be the protectors! And yet, our society disarms them and renders them completely worthless in the performance of that duty!

Locking children in a classroom, and praying that the armed derelict won’t be able to get in is not protection.

Having them cower under their desks is not protection.

Waiting on armed police to arrive, while the armed lunatic roams the halls is not protection.

Making the predator look like a bloody colander as soon as he steps in your line of fire? That’s protection.

Assistant chemistry professor Syed Hamid Husain at Bacha Khan University ordered his pupils to stay inside as he confronted the attackers with his own pistol. He died saving his students’ lives.

Teachers in that region of Pakistan were given permission to carry firearms in the classroom after Taliban militants massacred more than 150 people, the majority of them children, at a school in the city of Peshawar in 2014, according to the report.

Pakistan got it. Shouldn’t we?

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