On Friday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) unveiled a plan that he has been working on to prevent school shootings across the country: employ military veterans to protect schools.
Following the tragic mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 children and two adults dead, Democrats across the country once again began pushing their gun control agenda, most of which would have done nothing to stop the incident from occurring.
Rather than sit back and argue with the left about their continued crusade against the Second Amendment, Graham decided to come up with a plan of his own. Completely countering the left’s anti-gun narrative, the senator proposed that we actually use trained individuals with guns to protect children.
“We have hundreds of thousands of well-trained former military members who could bring a lot to the table in terms of school security,” Graham wrote in a post on Twitter. “ROTC instructors with firearms training should be allowed to possess weapons to enhance school security.”
The South Carolina Republican went on to describe his plan, and the next steps he plans to take moving forward to implement it.
“I will be working to create a certification process that allows former military members to go through school security training and become available to school districts throughout the country,” he continued. “It is time to mobilize our retired and former service members who are willing to help secure our schools.”
Graham also made an important point that the left often ignores in their quest for gun control, stating: “Our schools are soft targets. They contain our most valuable possession – our children, the future of our country – and must be protected.”
Rather than going along with the Democrats by attempting to disarm law-abiding Americans and placing a “gun-free zone” sign on a school as if criminals will suddenly obey the law upon seeing it, the senator pointed out that armed individuals are used to protect many important places in the U.S., so why should schools be excluded from that list?
“Schools should be treated like courthouses, banks, capital buildings, etc when it comes to security,” Graham concluded.