Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights

Protect our Children

May 27, 2022 Jeff Dowdle Episode 119
Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights
Protect our Children
Show Notes Transcript

Welcome to the live sheep podcast. My name is Jeff Dowdell and I've been a licensed firearm dealer for the last 14 years in this podcast. We talk about all things related to the second amendment or other stories going on in the news or something that might be happening in my personal life, or just about anything else that might be interesting. So welcome. Welcome. Welcome today is Friday, May 27th. The beginning of the Memorial day weekend when we honor those that have fallen to keep this country free and this podcast, again, it's still, you know, I'm still kind of reeling from the all day shooting. I dropped a short little episode, just. Thanks for developing. And then that night I could not sleep. I just kept thinking about this, you know, about how, how can we protect our children? We have to do a better job of protecting our children and you know, what would it be like to be one of those parents? I've got two boys now that are grown, are growing. I guess they're 16 and 19, but if something ever happens to them or whenever they're, but when they were that age, it would be just devastating. And It was just horrific. And I held off, you know, and I'm still hesitant to talk much about the shooting because someone will talk more in generalities, but it is starting to become evident that this is another instance of where we could have done a better job. The left is going to come out and it's all about the guns, guns, gun, guns they'd all work, you know, making a fool of himself. I hope, you know, anybody that. Was thinking about voting for him for governor saw us display the other day. It was just totally disrespectful to the governor, the mayor the Senator Cruz and Cornyn all the people there, but more importantly that the families that were mourning their children that beta would take that opportunity to grandstand, but in the schools. It has become apparent, you know, that we can do a better job, you know, left things with all about the guns, but, you know, there's a I just watch a short video from the armed attorneys. If you don't subscribe to their YouTube there, they were very good. I'll, I'll put that video in the show notes where I believe they outline, I think the 14. Gun laws that the shooter broke during what he was doing. So, you know, he broke 41 gun laws. Did we think he would have broken more? You know, if we had more guns, you know, there were big cries, a universal background check would not have done any good. He already passed a background check. He didn't have a criminal record. Nothing has background that would have prohibited him from purchasing a firearm. So yeah. Well, we need to do is we need to start focusing our efforts on what can we do better? How can we protect our children and do a better job? And I think there's two and two things. That's important, you know, in a lot of the cases, the law enforcement broke down and it seems as like law enforcement may have broken down in this case, but in many of the previous cases we've had. The local law enforcement and the FBI had that person on the radar they'd had complaints. They had investigated that person that was involved. They knew he was dangerous. They knew that it was a threat. Doesn't seem to be that in this case here, but, you know, as the news is breaking, it sounds like the local law enforcement completely broke down that they, you know, they waited, they didn't act the hesitated like in Parkland and the shooter was in there for. Doing whatever he, you know, felt like without any pressured or threat to himself and this war, we got to do a better job. We also have to do a better job at training law, local law enforcement teachers, and the students about how to respond in these situations. We have to get better physical security, and that is the. The biggest thing that I see right now, you know, when this all started, you know, we started, you know, it used to be, you could just walk into a school any time, any day, any door. And then they started, you know, locking them down a little bit. But in this case, the doors unlocked guy went right in, I think every school, no matter what age has one point of entry. And it's man trapped. You can't get in until you show your ID till you're validated and vetted. It doesn't matter who you are that you have to get in that you, everything else is locked down, that maybe there's even ways to seal off areas of the school in a lockdown situation that prevents the shooters from moving about within and can corral them in certain areas. We need outside physical fences and barriers of getting into. To the, to the to the school, you know, windows locked, all of those types of things to prevent the thanks for happening. I mean, we've got some excellent. And you say, you look at the secret service, you know, they, they protect a person that's under a constant threat, consult with them. Let's get them to evaluate the situation and come up with plans of how the schools need to be designed. We're building a school to left and right. One school district here have just built their 12th high school. As we're building these schools, let's do a better job at building them and making them safe and putting in security practices, make sure there's cameras everywhere. So that remotely, that we can see what is going on in that school. What is that shooter doing? All sorts of things like that. And then local law enforcement. They have to be trained. They have to, it, doesn't just not just their, their their response teams, but the. Officers on the, on the beat, the school resource officers, they all have to be trained how to handle a tactical situation at school. There is not a time to wait for SWAT or other tactical teams to arrive. This is a leaf situations are explosive and they're happening in minutes and you have to get in and then last but not least arming our teachers. This is controversial, but I believe we need to arm our teachers and train them. Obviously train them to, to how to use those weapons have dads there every day, roaming the halls. Some schools have those as volunteer programs. Get a program that makes it happen for every school and train those dads, train them. I'm a licensed security holder. Let me be there. I may not be trained, but I guarantee you, if those kids are in jeopardy, I'm going to help. I'm going to do it. I may lose my life, but I'm going to distract that shooter long enough that maybe somebody else can get out. We have to protect our kids. We have to protect him. And it is not taking guns away from us. That is not the answer. And the left is going to focus on that. And it's unproductive, in my opinion, we have to keep fighting for our rights because we have to be able to protect ourselves because obviously just like in this situation, the police couldn't help. They were there. They couldn't help. They were keeping parents from going in there. Let those parents go in there, let them roll, let them go for it. I mean, I'm a mob of angry parents go in and protect their children. You know, it might be risky. We may lose some, but I tell you what they're going to get the job done. I'm very disappointed in how the situation, I'm sad that it happened in my state. I expect more from Texas and I think we can do a better job at protecting our children. Continue to pray for those families. And B you know, the fight is going to get strong now. And we've got to be ready and prepared because this is the fuel that they need for their fire. And this is what they're going to go after. And it is not a productive conversation because it doesn't solve the problem. We need to start focusing on how to solve the problem. Thank you for listening. Have a great Memorial day weekend, and I will talk to you.