State of Texas: Gun Free Fortified Zone

1233 Words5 Pages
Throughout the year working class parents across America take their beloved children to school each morning. The drive usually ends with a few wise parenting words of encouragement and a shared loving glance before parting ways. For most this routine will repeat itself year after year without any incidents. As parents work throughout the day they will likely never receive a call about their children's welfare. They leave each day without questioning the safety of their children during the hours they are in school. The torch of responsibilities is passed from each child's parent to a select few teachers to safeguard them while under their supervision. For majority of parents the days will pass without a hitch, just as it was designed to be. The places we routinely visit and become acquainted with become places of comfort. Comfort comes from familiarity with our surroundings as well as the people we surround ourselves with. This feeling becomes a sense of safety for people allowing people to turn down their natural defenses. Outside of our homes adults would likely agree that their workplace is on the list of places they feel comfortable at. For children the likely venue would be at school in the presence of their peers and teachers. These controlled environments were built with people's emotions in mind. Employers as well as schools know that maximum productivity can only be achieved if people feel safe and comfortable. This philosophy is used by all police departments as well to police the community. Police departments depend on the public to abide by societies moral codes and for people to stay within the lines of proper ethical behavior. These self-governing ideals keep our society civilized, at least for the most part. ... ... middle of paper ... ...ic with an immediate sense of safety for their students. Preventative measures such as Senate Bill 1857 would harden gun free zoned schools from future attacks as the attackers would face a greater resistance in committing their acts of violence. This would change the perception of schools being easy target. Currently, if any situation would arise students and teachers would have to rely on the response time of campus police or first responders. However with Senate Bill 1857, teachers would have the option to respond in seconds to potential attacks and hopefully stop attackers from executing a planned massacre. Many Americans across the United States have wondered what the outcome would have been if more armed citizens were present at each past school shooting. With Senate Bill 1857, "Texas School Safety Training Act," we may never have to ask that question again.

    More about State of Texas: Gun Free Fortified Zone

      Open Document