Keep guns away from schools

After the shooting of 17 students at the Parkland school in Florida and after 18 school shootings in less than two months, Americans have turned their attention to gun control, putting elected officials on notice and forcing the National Rifle Association to defend itself on national television.

The debate is forced by students and activists nationwide and in the nation’s capital, and it is following elected officials at every news briefing. Will it die out as it did before, or this is a true round about gun control?

Even president Trump has not escaped the gun scrutiny, especially after suggesting to arm teachers and give them raises for carrying guns.

First, guns do not kill; people do, and the issue is bigger than gun control. America is suffering a social problems that is fostering the violence that is now hitting schools and other part of our lives.

Second, arming teachers is a bad idea. The last thing we want to do is set a bad example to our children, witnessing guns on daily basis. Besides, we should let the professionals carry take care of safety in schools, such security and law enforcement.

Local officials agree. Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad, Dearborn Schools Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko and U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell have recently agreed to keep guns away from schools. During a radio show interview on the Local Connections, they reaffirmed their support to local law enforcement and providing safe school environment. The show is a cooperation between and U.S. Arab Radio.

Dr. Maleyko said that the Dearborn School District has a plan for emergency and for identifying trouble children and is working with local police to keep schools safe.

Dingell, D-Dearborn, said she is working with both officials to provide them the tools necessary to do their job and keep schools safe.

We support the idea of keeping guns away from schools and give law enforcement the tools they need to protect our children. You cannot solve America’s gun problems by throwing more guns on the issue.

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