Incentivizing schools to arm up

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Incentivizing schools to arm up

Don’t want your kids to be fish in a barrel? Don’t send them to
crowded, confined places that require everyone except a murderer to be
disarmed.

I was sitting, annoyed, at an orientation at my kids’ school while the
principal discussed federal school funding. She was telling us they
needed as many “qualifying” families (meaning low income) to sign up
for “free” school breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts otherwise
they wouldn’t get federal funding for special classes or some such
thing.

I sat there like, “Why the hell would they tie those two things
together?” and then answered my own question... because the federal
government under the Obama administration WANTED more people on some
form of government assistance like free school lunches to keep people
depended on government and keep pandering to these people for votes.
They just needed the local schools to somehow be incentivized to sign
people up, so the feds tied schools getting federal funds to the lunch
program.

Just like feds use highway funds to force states to do all sorts of
things in order to get money, they did the same with federal school
funds.

But now Obama isn’t there and Democrats don’t control Congress, and
their supporters may not be so happy when the power they wanted their
rulers to have is used by ones they didn’t want to have.

I can easily see something coming down the pike that ties federal
school funds to local schools enacting some form of armed security. Or
maybe even a federal bill giving school superintendents the
decision-making authority to have armed teachers or other security
(preempting state laws like the one brought about in California,
SB707, which stripped that authority from superintendents and required every school to be a “Gun Free Except for the Active Shooter School Zone”).


Gavin Newsom tweeted to a bunch of Republicans who offered condolences
to the victims’ families, “Then do something about it.”

Somehow I don’t think he’s going to like what they’ll do.

Or just decentralize everything. Get the federal and state government
out of local school decisions, like security. If the government is
going to require your kids to go to their schools and guarantee
they’ll be helpless victims, there’s something wrong there.

Don’t want your kids to be fish in a barrel? Don’t send them to
crowded, confined places that require everyone except a murderer to be
disarmed. Don’t send your kids to public schools.

Homeschool, where you know they’ll be protected.

Only when more people start taking responsibility for their own
security and the security of their children will things change.

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