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Sunday’s video: A word about the video series

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February 25, 2018 at 4:42 pm

The left wants to talk only about guns but that’s not the problem

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Have you tried talking to gun control advocates about school shootings?  Or the one down at the church near San Antonio, Texas?

It’s frustrating, because they are always singing the same song, from “we have too many guns” to “we should follow the example of Australia.”

Yes, we indeed have too many guns, but so what?  We have a right to those guns.  We also have too many cars, and no one wants to outlaw them when a drunk driver kills a family on the road.  We also have a lot of residential swimming pool deaths, and no one is calling to outlaw them.

As for comparisons to Australia, let’s remember what John Lott recently wrote:

Gun control advocates like to note that there has been no mass public shooting in Australia since the buyback.  But they are simply picking out a country that happens to “prove” what they want it to prove.  

European countries such as Belgium, France and the Netherlands have even stricter gun control laws than Australia does, but their mass public shooting rates are at least as high as those in the United States.

During the Obama administration, the per capita casualty rate from shootings in the European Union was actually 27 percent higher than the U.S. rate.

I tried to bring these numbers to the attention of a gun control advocate, and he told me to stop citing studies paid for by the NRA.

So how do you talk to an ideologue?  You can’t!

President Trump may finally move the ball forward, because he is talking about school security, or the one issue that cuts through ideology.

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February 25, 2018 at 7:30 am

Saturday’s video: The school security debate is long overdue

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February 24, 2018 at 11:00 pm

School security debate is moving forward

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We will look at the school security debate, from guards to arming teachers………the Tet offensive 1968 and how the media misrepresented the results……..the 1996 shoot down of 4 Cuban Americans of The Brothers for Rescue…………….and other stories….

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Source: School security debate is moving forward 02/24 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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February 24, 2018 at 10:00 pm

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It’s time to repeal gun-free zones

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Back in 1999, I was at my office and hearing the news of the terrible Columbine school shooting.  Like most fathers, I was shocked and wanted a solution rather than excuses or slogans about gun control.  A few days later, a bunch of parents went to a special school program, and we all asked the same question: why aren’t we doing a better job of protecting our children in school?

The debate continues, but maybe we will finally do something.  It starts with ending this insanity of “gun-free zones.”  It’s time to begin living in the real world and end these zones, as Eric Pratt wrote:

Killers continue targeting locations where guns are not allowed. Ninety-eight percent of public mass shootings in this country occur in gun-free zones – the Florida school being one of them.

No wonder that 81% of police officers support arming teachers and principals, so that the real first responders – the potential victims – can protect the children.

Count me among those who agree.  As we saw in the South Texas and South Carolina church shootings, it was law-abiding citizens who stopped the shooting.  They did it not with a slogan, but rather with a gun. 

Gun-free zones are another one of those fantasies that put our kids at risk.

We hear the argument that guns and kids don’t mix.  Unfortunately, we’re beyond that argument.  The guns are already coming into our schools.  They come in in the hands of a killer, who shoots at will because there is no one there to stop him.

We hear that it’s dangerous to give teachers guns.  Really?  Then why are we trusting them to teach our kids?

So let’s finally do something and end this insanity of gun-free zones!

PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

 

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February 24, 2018 at 8:39 am

Friday’s video: School security is priority # 1

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February 23, 2018 at 9:00 pm

School guards, gun control and other stories of the day

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We will look at the gun control debate, the NRA and discussions about school guards………North Korea sanctions……….and other stories…..

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Source: School guards, gun control and other stories of the day 02/23 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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February 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm