The Debate: Safety or Guns?

posted by Bill Mick - 

How to protect our schools has been a focus since the Douglas High School shooting in Parkland on Valentine’s Day.  That is when you can get away from the debate over banning guns or keeping them. The Florida Legislature is mired in the same debate and appears to be rushing to a bad idea just to say they got something done.  The arguments from teacher and administrator unions are downright stupid as are the claims that race is a factor in school shootings and that arming teachers who choose to be trained and armed increases danger. 

State Representative Randy Fine joins us by phone from Tallahassee in our 7am hour to talk the legislature’s action and the debate.  In our 8am hour Florida Today Engagement Editor Isadora Rangel will be in studio.  Their gun grabbing editorial got your attention earlier this week.  We‘ll talk that and more as we close our talk week together.

AROUND BREVARD

BFT/Admin Union prefer victims over protection

Florida Today: Keep your AR-15, but no more!

BCSO/Schools announce active shooter, safety plan

AROUND FLORIDA

Deputy was ordered to stay outside?

School safety measure in trouble in House

DeSantis correct: this is no time to rush legislation

FL black legislators use distraction of race in school safety debate

Legislators call for Sheriff Israel suspension

Governor says get facts before suspending Israel

FL House launches Parkland investigation, but is it necessary?

Texting while driving bill dies in Senate

The governor’s plan to stop school shootings

AROUND THE COUNTRY

AFT president, like local BFT, wants schools as unarmed victim zones

Police tool under fire, but is it good for us?

Blaming the NRA backfired

It wasn’t a threat- Delta loses GA tax break

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