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NC Schools Planning to Have AR-15 On-Site in Case of School Shooting

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There are plenty of ways in which the outspoken politicians of our nation have sought to react to the spate of school shootings that we’ve endured, with some ideas holding far more water than others.

For the liberal left, the issue seems to be the guns themselves – a silly ideology that would suggest banning automobiles to prevent crazed human beings from crashing them into one another.

But on the right, and with ample evidence, there is the idea that only a good guy with a gun can truly neutralize a bad guy with a gun.  That’s why one school district in North Carolina is taking matters into their own hands.

The Madison County school system in North Carolina says it plans to put AR-15 rifles in emergency safes in all of its six schools as part of a new incentive for increased security in the wake of the deadly Uvalde, Texas, school shooting earlier this year when 19 children and two teachers were killed in a fourth-grade classroom.

“We were able to put an AR-15 rifle and safes in all of our schools in the county,” Sheriff Buddy Harwood told the Asheville Citizen-Times. “We’ve also got breaching tools to go into those safes. We’ve got extra magazines with ammo in those safes.”

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Officials were responding directly to Uvalde.

Harwood said the rifles will ideally allow police to quickly defend against a school shooting. Harwood criticized the police that responded to the Uvalde shooting saying the time they took to respond to the shooting cost lives.

“Those officers were in that building for so long, and that suspect was able to infiltrate that building and injure and kill so many kids,” said Harwood.

“I do not want to have to run back out to the car to grab an AR, because that’s time lost. Hopefully we’ll never need it, but I want my guys to be as prepared as prepared can be,” he added.

The fallout from the Uvalde massacre has been widespread, especially after it was revealed that the police response to the shooting was deemed wholly inadequate.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.