In lieu of the media-generated threat over mass shootings, public schools throughout the country are regularly conducting active shooter drills with some of these drills featuring simulated gun fire to further terrorize children.
One such drill happened last week in Dayton, OH – the site of a mass shooting in August by an ANTIFA-linked killer which resulted in 10 deaths.
The Dayton Daily News reported about the drill that took place on Oct. 1:
Myers said after the presentation, students will return to their classrooms and await the start of the scripted drill. She said teachers will have the option to say where the shots were coming from or not during the drill. During each set of shots, the students and teachers will talk about it and a possible plan of action whether to barricade their classroom or evacuate.
Outside of the building, staff members will be wearing safety vests to assist and direct students to pre-determined safe zones. In addition, there will be school buses circulating in the adjacent neighborhood which will also be safe zones. The safety staff members will have a list of safety steps relating to medical treatment, cover and concealment, bus locations.
Following the drill, students will return to their homerooms as well as back to the auditorium for a one-hour debriefing. After lunch, students will have discussions with their teachers and participate in social emotional activities.
Other drills featuring simulated gun fire have occurred without any prior notice and were done to send the message to children that they are never safe.
Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, FL issued a “code red” lock-down on Dec. 8 of last year. A voice broadcast over the PA system that “this is not a drill,” as teachers were sent text messages telling them that an active shooter was on the premises. It sent the entire school into hysteria, for what turned out to be a cruel hoax perpetrated by the county Sheriff’s Office.
“It took a lot of people a lot of time to process what was happening,” said 17-year-old Miryam Elshaer, who was traumatized by the ordeal, to the Orlando Sentinel. “In my head I was like, ‘Oh my god I could’ve died today.'”
“My first reaction was anger,” said 16-year-old Sabrina Bonadio after the drill tok place. “No one really talked about the emotional impact, which I feel like is more longer lasting. I feel like [administrators] never really recognized that people had panic attacks.”
Experts have indicated that there is no evidence showing that these active shooter drills increase public safety at all. They are routinely compared to the laughable and futile “duck and cover” drills that children were made to do in the 1950s in case of a nuclear holocaust.
“There is no evidence that that prepares people any better than in just instructing them verbally or in writing,” said James Alan Fox, a Northeastern University criminologist, to NPR.
“When the Parkland shooting happened, a lot of the teachers weren’t sure whether this was a drill, which they’d been having unannounced, or a real event,” he added.
“They’re at a heightened risk to then develop more anxiety, more fear as a result of being in what is in some cases a rather frightening simulation,” University of Central Florida psychologist Deborah Beidel said about the impact that these drills have on children.
And that very may be the entire point of the exercises. The active shooter drills have become a popular talking point among special interests and left-wing politicians who want to eviscerate the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution.
An anti-gun group, Sandy Hook Promise released a disgustingly manipulative propaganda video last month, which was echoed by Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Twitter.
When kids go back to school, they have plenty to worry about. They shouldn’t also have to wonder if they’re going to make it home. We need to buy back all of these assault weapons.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 18, 2019
“The idea that we’re sending our kids back to school … to enact active shooter drills,” Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-MN) said to the Star Tribune. “That shouldn’t be, in America.”
“We’ve never fought for anyone’s right to turn a high school hallway, synagogue, concert, church or Walmart into a battlefield. There’s a lot we hope our children learn at school, but active shooter drills shouldn’t be in the curriculum,” Reps. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) and Jason Crow (D-CO) wrote in a USA Today op/ed following recent mass shootings.
A recent survey conducted by CentralSquare has shown that the propaganda is working on the youth, as Millennials and Generation Z are twice as concerned about mass shootings as their Baby Boomer counterparts.
“The younger generation, who grew-up with active shooter drills in schools, expressed more concern for shooting incidents – 46% of Generation Z (born between 1997 and 2001) and 39% of Millennials (born between 1981 and 1996) said that they were either worried or very worried about active shooters, compared to only 22% of Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964),” CentralSquare wrote in the press release about their survey.
Active shooter drills are training precocious young people to be scared of guns at all times in order to prime the pump for the firearm confiscation that extreme left-wing Democrats have been salivating about for decades.
Texas Governor Abbott Wants Texas to Be a “Second Amendment Sanctuary”
The Texas GOP needs to get its act together and start passing pro-2A legislation
Last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he wants to turn Texas into a Second Amendment sanctuary state.
Patrick Sviteck of the Texas Tribune reported on Twitter, “Abbott tells TPPF he wants to make TX a “2A sanctuary state” this session “so that no gov’t official at any level can come & take your gun away from you despite those ppl who say, ‘Heck yes, we’re gonna take your gun.’ We’re gonna say, ‘Heck no, you cannot take ppl’s guns'” in TX.”
Abbott’s quip about taking people’s guns was in response to Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke remarks during the 2019 Democrat presidential debates where he explicitly called for gun confiscation.
Abbott tells TPPF he wants to make TX a "2A sanctuary state" this session "so that no gov't official at any level can come & take your gun away from you despite those ppl who say, 'Heck yes, we're gonna take your gun.' We're gonna say, 'Heck no, you cannot take ppl's guns'" in TX
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) January 14, 2021
Abbott’s comment came after a number of Texas counties began to declare themselves as “Second Amendment sanctuaries” throughout 2020. Daniel Friend of The Texan reported that “By early 2020, commissioners in over 60 counties — often with the support of the county sheriff — had passed some sort of Second Amendment sanctuary resolution.”
Two elected officials have filed different versions of the Texas Firearm Protection Act, which Greg Abbott pushed back in 2013 when he was Attorney General. The TFPA is a piece of legislation that would ban law enforcement from enforcing federal gun control schemes “that purports to regulate a firearm, a firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition if the statute, order, rule, or regulation imposes a prohibition, restriction, or other regulation, such as a capacity or size limitation, a registration requirement, or a background check, that does not exist under the laws of this state.”
At a Texas Public Policy Foundation event, Abbott emphasized his pro-Tenth Amendment credentials by stating that “I still hold a record that will never be broken by anybody.I hold the record for the most lawsuits filed against Barack Obama — 31 legal actions against him.”
The Texas Governor added, “We had to because the actions he was taking trampled upon Texas’ liberties based upon the Tenth Amendment. We need to go back to the fundamentals of the Tenth Amendment and reassert that against any potential encroachments that we see under the Biden administration.”
The sanctuary movement is arguably one of the brightest spots for the right heading into the Biden era. Despite Democrat control at the federal level, there will be more paths for reform available at the state and local level. This should make Second Amendment operatives realize that not all politics is federal. Plus, gaining in power in D.C. necessitates having strong local political machines. Fighting Second Amendment battles at the state and local level is a good way to build a power base.
As cliche as it may sound, all politics is still local.
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