Oath Keepers: President Trump, Call Out National Guard to Protect Schools!
National Guard Deployed to Airports Nationwide After 9/11.
In the wake of yet another deadly school shooting, we call on President Trump, as Commander in Chief, to declare a national emergency and call up all National Guard units into federal service and deploy them to protect schools across the nation. Those National Guard personnel must be armed, with loaded weapons, and they need to stand guard each and every school-day until a permanent solution is found that actually protects the schools, such as armed School Resource Officers or armed guards in every school, retired police officers and military veterans serving as armed volunteer defenders, or armed and trained teachers and other school staff and parent volunteers (as Sheriff Judd does in Polk County, FL). But that solution or combination of solutions must be comprehensive, in each and every school.
As we have stated before, along with hardening the schools to make it harder for shooters to gain access, the only way to effectively secure schools against such attacks is to have on-site armed and trained defenders in each school who can put a stop to the attack at the outset or in the first critical moments. It simply takes too long for responding officers to arrive and stop the killing. Every minute that goes by gives the attacker more time to kill and injure more victims. There must be armed defenders already at the school, as they can respond far faster than any outside officers possibly can. Anything less than on-site armed defenders will continue to leave students and staff undefended soft targets exposed to any madman or terrorist who wants to kill children and teachers to make a name for himself on the news.
The nation of Israel figured that out long ago, and routinely has armed teachers and school staff protecting their school children. They do so because that is what works. We need to do the same by whatever mechanism, be it local, state or Federal, and whether with paid defenders or volunteers.
Until that is done, President Trump should deploy the National Guard in federal service, and pay them using DOD funds. The National Guard was used to defend airports, train stations, dams, and bus depots all over the country after 9/11. If they can be used to protect those soft targets against terrorism, they can be used to protect schools. If the National Guard can be called into federal service and sent to fight oversees in Iraq and Afghanistan, they can be used here at home to defend this nation’s students and teachers. They are called the National Guard, after all. President Trump must put them to use guarding the nation where it matters most.
The National Guard Can Assist Local LEOs in Protecting Schools, Just as They Did Airports After 9/11
Pass the word and let President Trump know it is time for him to act in a decisive way to defend America’s school children. He has both the authority to do so, as Commander in Chief, and the duty. And when he does, he will have the full support of the majority of the American people, and most certainly the support of the military veterans and retired police officers who would be willing to step in and help too, if given the chance. Urge President Trump to do what is right and what must be done – call the National Guard into Federal service to defend the schools.
For the Republic,