How about if we just stop scaring our kids? The truth is that they are safer in school than they are just about anywhere else.

There were an estimated 50.7 million children and youth enrolled in U.S. K-12 public schools in the 2017–2018 school year. They attended about 98,200 schools. Total of 27 students, all of high school age, were murdered in school shootings. That includes Parkland, Florida, Santa Fe, Texas and Great Mills, Maryland. Five schools had a student killed by criminal gunfire during the school day.

Not a single one of the gun reform measures currently being advanced would have prevented a single one of those deaths.

Don’t believe me? Mark Glaze, former executive director of Everytown for Gun Safety and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, said the same thing.

It takes a special kind of lowlife to wave the bodies of children in order to advance an agenda that wouldn’t have saved any of them. That same kind of lowlife fans the hysteria in order to garner support from the gullible with lies about the efficacy of “commonsense” solutions. Add the unmitigated gall to accuse those who oppose the lowlife’s scheming of being more concerned about guns than children when the lowlife isn’t concerned about children at all.

The question I have for you, Mr. Cassella, is this: Are you that kind of lowlife?

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