I agree with everything this resolution says – but I feel it’s the back end of what needs to be done. Without question, we need to be unrelenting about finding ways to increase safety in our schools. However, I feel we also need to take a step back and do more work on the real problem: what is causing the problem in the first place?
There is lots of data out there on all the various reasons behind our epidemic of shootings, positive and negative on each. I do not understand why our government will not support the research needed to determine which of this data is accurate; what other countries are doing that we are not; and how we can work to reduce the number of incidents.
If our federal government will not put together a commission, then will our Governor, or our other elected officials?
I do support this resolution, but even more so, I encourage us all to stand up and ask for the research we need to solve this problem for good.