All Adults Are the Protectors of All Children

How many teachers signed up to pack a weapon when they entered the profession?  Turnover in education is already a huge problem.  Packing a gun is what police and soldiers do. Shooting someone takes real and extensive training.

Arming teachers, the commonality of school lock downs and active shooter student training and placing the army or police force inside of our schools are extreme measures being taken that instill fear in students and make teaching more like combat than education.  Wiki list of school shootings in America. List of Mass U.S. shootings;1,624 in 1,870 days.

How the marketing arm of the NRA has come to own the issues of public health, public safety and education is hard to understand.  No other industrialized nation has anywhere near the mass shootings, gun violence or child death by guns.

 *Kids and Guns: Shootings Now Third Leading Cause of Death for U.S. …  www.newsweek.com/guns-kids-third-leading-cause-death-627209    Jun 19, 2017 – Few stories are more heartbreaking than those involving children who are injured or killed by gunshots.

Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year – CNN.com  www.cnn.com/2017/06/19/health/child-gun-violence-study/index.html  Jun 19, 2017 – Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year, study says …. Boys accounted for 82% of allchild firearm deaths and about 84% of all nonfatal …

Key Gun Violence Statistics* | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence  www.bradycampaign.org › Gun Violence  Every day, 7 children and teens die from gun violence:4 are murdered2 die from … years of complete data from death certificates (2011-2015) and estimates of …

Guns Are the Third Leading Cause of Child Death in America – Fortune  Fortune.com/2017/06/20/cdc-suicide-teen-gun-deaths/  Jun 20, 2017 – A new CDC report finds nearly 1300 American children are killed by guns each year. But suicides and mental health are a big contributor.

Race is a huge factor in child gun deaths – VICE News https://news.vice.com/story/race-is-a-huge-factor-in-child-gun-deaths Jun 20, 2017 – Nearly 1300 children are killed by guns every year in the United States and another 5800 are wounded, making firearms the third-biggest killer …

Gun deaths: When kids find guns, should parents be blamed?  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/05/24/justice…die…gun…/101568654/  May 24, 2017 – Children die from gun accidents in the U.S. about once a week. Almost every deathbegins with the same basic circumstances. And each ends …

Gun Violence: Facts and Statistics | Violence Prevention Initiative  https://injury.research.chop.edu/violence-prevention…/gun…/gun-violence-facts-and  American children face substantial risk of exposure to firearm injury and death according to scientific literature. Learn more about gun violence today.

Images for guns and child deaths   Easy to understand graphics and charts;

These facts and statistics tell a gruesome story about the depth and scope of gun ownership and violence in America.
Now that school lock downs,  active shooter training, military and policing agencies and the arming of teachers have become a growing part of elementary and high school student experience, we must ask ourselves what the better answers are. No other industrialized nation suffers from the killing crisis America lives with on a daily basis.

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