Our children are sitting ducks …..

More gun control, less gun control, assault rifles, blah blah blah.  As the tragedy unfolded on FOX NEWS yesterday, I received a plethora of emails and private messages asking for my opinion from a gun-control perspective.  I respectfully declined comment yesterday as, for obvious reasons, to have those discussions while the bodies of murdered children lay in a classroom in CT would not only be disrespectful, but downright revolting.  Yes, there will be time for talks about gun control … there always is.  But today, my heart is heavy for another reason.

You have heard me say before that it is only a matter of time until we see a Beslan right here in our own country.  The tragedy at Sandy Hook is a reminder of just how vulnerable our schools are.  Our children are sitting ducks and targets for the enemy.  Yes, the enemy is certainly evil men like Adam Lanza, but the threat that I am talking about today is so much bigger than evil men like him.  The evil that keeps me up at night is the enemy of our nation.

While the nation is busy protecting our government buildings and sports stadiums and bridges, and shopping malls, terrorists are plotting against our elementary schools.  It is there that we are most vulnerable, there where an attack will truly paralyze our nation, and it is there where we will all too soon see a major attack.  It is time for the sheep to get their heads out of the sand, quite arguing about gun control and start looking at this for what it is.  An opportunity to recognize that events like Sandy Hook are merely precursors to a tragedy like the one we saw in September of 2004 at Beslan.

While it is important for us to be vigilant on matters like active shooter situations, we must wake up and prepare NOW for the true threat …. the external threat.  While we are arguing about politics and guns, the true enemy is plotting against us.  Terrorist fanatics slaughter children in their own religion  – kill mercilessly, and without regard for repercussion or regret of any kind.  Do you think that they will not come for our children as well?  To terrorists, children are noble targets.  Our schools are at risk.  It is only a matter of time until we see a terrorist attack there.

Therefore, my friends, we can waste our breath talking about gun control until we have all perished from exhaustion or we can start NOW to talk about the real problem … denial.  Because it is, with certainty, denial that is out biggest weakness and it is denial that will be what brings us down.  To say that a Beslan could never happen here is both negligent and obscene.



About Jacqueline

Jacqueline Yockey is a Certified Firearms Instructor, UT Certified CFP Instructor, Self Defense Instructor and Certified Rape Awareness and Prevention Educator, whose passion for personal protection led her to create Shoots Like A Girl, an informative site for women (and men) who have gotten, or are thinking about getting, practical and tactical about their personal protection. ACT 235 Lethal Weapons Certified Certified NRA Firearms Instructor Certified Defensive Handgun Instructor Certified Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Instructor Certified Glock Armorer Active Member of USPSA Active Member of IDPA Active Member of GSSF Active Member of NSSF
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2 Responses to Our children are sitting ducks …..

  1. Dave says:

    So so very true, I have been saying that since 9/11.

  2. Bernie Haley KF7YBR, Pacific Beach, WA. says:

    Got a FB from Israel today, showing a photo of a woman carrying a full automatic weapon, watching a class of little elementary school children. They have armed personnel, mostly women, at EACH school! Probably won’t happen in the US, but I would volunteer – free of charge! I love children and have a problem with 20-25 year old men, responsible for most of the shootings in the US lately. Bernie Haley

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