- Sympathy, Advice for Newtown, Connecticut, US On Guns, School
Israel News Agency
CT. --- December 15, 2012 ... As one who has served in a combat
unit, Israel border police and is the director of a father's organization
in Israel, I know something about children and security. As Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel President Shimon
Peres offer condolences to the children, parents and staff of
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, they should also
be asking if Newtown, Connecticut and other communities throughout
the US would care to benefit from the most experienced and respected
nation in regards to school security.
of the deadly threat of Islamic terrorism that faces Israel on
a daily basis, this small, democratic nation has been forced to
implement the most effective security measures for civilians on
piece of advice to the US - wake up!
have a problem and your children are being murdered. To say that
this is not Israel, New York, Detroit or Iraq no longer works.
When terrorism hits a sleepy, tranquil, wooded town in the heart
of Connecticut, a town which was once listed as the fifth-safest
city in America, claiming the lives of 20 young, innocent children,
you should now know that no place is safe in the US where children
was shocked and horrified by today's savage massacre of
innocent children and adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary
School in Connecticut.
in Israel have experienced such cruel acts of slaughter
and we know the shock and agony they bring.
want to express my profound grief, and that of all the people
in Israel, to the families that lost their loved ones.
you and the American people find the strength to overcome
this unspeakable tragedy.
my deepest condolences,
Minister of Israel"
Israel, no one carries a weapon without the Israel Ministry of
Defense knowing about it. The person carrying the gun or assault
weapon has gone through a security background check, trained in
the use of gun safety and is registered with either the Israel
Defense Forces or the police that he bears a weapon. The right
of Americans to bear arms is a US Constitutional right which has
not been reformed nor updated since it was written over 200 years
ago when Americans were killing turkeys and buffalo to stay alive.
ask the US public to ban all guns would not be realistic with
over 300 million guns in circulation. But gun control must be
implemented to screen out those who have mental health issues.
As political leaders discuss gun control on both a state and federal
level, your school does not have the luxury of doing nothing.
There are psychotic, copy cat killers on the loose and whether
it be a school in Connecticut or a movie theater in Colorado -
the sick idea is out there for a few to use guns and or assault
rifles to get even or resolve a problem.
or armed security guards stationed at the entrance
of the school could have prevented this massacre.
do you make a school safe?
hire at least two, armed security guards and place them at the
entrance of the school. Forget the camera and buzzer. It does
not work. If you doubt this, ask the parents of the murdered 20
children in Newtown.
have the children and their bags go through metal detectors. This
can be fast and effective. If you feel that this is inconvenient,
then ask yourself what price would you pay for your child's safety?
Airlines employ this measure, not just to save lives, but to save
use of video cameras both in and outside the school are needed
to both prevent and document illegal activity.
and evacuation procedures must be taught and drilled at every
school. Panic buttons must be placed in every room.
Teachers must be prepared for almost any crisis that could materialize
- either by nature or man made. School need safe rooms and safe
use of a combination code rather than keys are suggested to secure
outside doors and classrooms.
soldiers or police must be hired to provide security during field
trips and they do typically carry a weapon when performing these
perhaps the best line of defense are the parents. If you detect
and or are knowledgeable about your child or other children who
have mental health issues, report this immediately, in confidence,
to the school principle and school psychologist. Preventing a
massacre is preferable to attending a funeral.
guards, metal detectors, locked doors and windows do not make
a prison. They make for a safe school facility where your children
can learn, laugh and grow without the threat of being hit by bullets.
need to ask yourself one question.
What price would you pay to keep your children safe?
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