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Schools Suggest Canned Goods as Defense Weapons for Students

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Jan 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Imagine your child is at school when a shooter enters their room. Does a can of corn seem like a good defense?

Imagine your child is in class at school in Denver County. Suddenly, there is a clamor in the hall, and people are running in confusion. Shots ring out, and a shooter runs into the room, a gun pointed at the students. Which would be a better scenario?

1.  The teacher pulls out a concealed weapon and shoots the intruder, saving lives.

2. Children pull canned goods out of their backpacks and hurl them at the shooter.

That last suggestion isn't a joke, unfortunately. In fact, it is part of a game plan for shooter response training in one out-of-state school. This kind of thing isn't new; we've discussed just how ridiculous gun opponents can be in Douglas, Adams, and Jefferson County. In one situation, a boy was suspended from school because he pointed a pop tart chewed into the shape of a gun at another student. But, this latest story goes to show just how far gun opponents will go to promote their agenda.

School Says Children Should “Carry Canned Goods” for Protection

School officials in one out-of-state school sent letters to parents, urging them to have their children bring canned goods to school in order to “attack would-be intruders.” The letter continues:

“We realize at first this may seem odd; however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off-guard. The canned food item could stun the intruder or even knock him out until the police arrive. The canned food item will give the students a sense of empowerment to protect themselves and will make them feel secure in case an intruder enters the classroom.”

Letter from a school asking kids to bring in canned goods to thwart a shooter goes viral:

— (@snopes) January 14, 2015

We Fight for Your Gun Rights: We Want to Protect Our Children

Another way to protect our children which gun rights opponents fail to recognize, is to arm willing teachers with concealed carry weapons in Arapahoe, El Paso, and Boulder County schools. What shooter would attack a school where every adult was armed and ready to defend the school? But, the general public has a fear of guns, and wants to take them away from the people who should own them. Here at the O'Malley Law Office, we have a passion for protecting 5th amendment rights. If your concealed carry permit has been denied, or your gun rights are being infringed in any way during a criminal investigation, contact one of our passionate criminal defense lawyers for a free consultation. Together, we can protect your rights.

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Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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