Bulletproof Backpacks are NOT the Answer

When it comes to protecting our kids, most parents are up for just about anything nowadays. I know the thought of putting your child on the bus and never seeing them again because there was an active shooter in the building that day, is every American parents’ nightmare. It’s a sad state of mind parents, grandparents and guardians must face with violence in our schools occurring again and again, but we need to be on guard and not be suckered into expensive, ineffective solutions. One such “solution” being hyped in the media right now is bulletproof backpacks. I for one, say, don’t bother: They will not stop bullets They aren’t effective protection They aren’t cost-effective Bullet-Resistant Not Bulletproof First and foremost, there is no such thing as a bulletproof backpack. Law enforcement doesn’t even have access to “bulletproof vests”. Members of the FBI, SWAT and other officers of the...

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Does Banning Guns Really Stop Violence?

Does Banning Guns Really Minimize Violence in America?

Whether or not to ban guns in America is one of the most contested issues in the United States today. Before I get into this issue, I want to be clear, as a former Akron, Ohio police officer, I believe in the 2nd Amendment. To me the right to bear arms is a fundamental right for all United States citizens. However, my stance on this issue is not “black and white”. Consider the Viewpoint There is a lot of fear mongering and misrepresentation of the facts in our media today. Regarding mass shootings in America, the facts have been skewed quite a bit. In a previous blog, about teenage suicide, I proved that the number of mass shootings in American schools has been misrepresented quite a bit. Statistics Behind School Shootings After the Parkland FL school shooting, news outlets were reporting that there have been 18 school shootings. This...

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