Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) says she has the perfect solution for ending mass shootings at schools across the United States: Arm grandparents to the teeth and let them guard the children.
Blackburn made her proposal during an appearance on Fox News Tuesday evening, telling host Kayleigh McEnany about her SAFE Schools Act that would provide $900 million for the purpose of hardening schools, HuffPost reports.
Blackburn also suggested that it would be a good idea to turn schools into armed fortresses, including “bulletproof doors and the film on windows … so that parents can have the confidence that their children are going to be safe.”
Since we’re going that far, why not put up concertina wire around every public school in the U.S. and treat kids like prisoners? That way they can get the cozy feeling of being locked into their school like wild animals at a zoo.
As you’d expect, Blackburn completely neglected to address the issue of easy access to guns in the country, which is the real reason we continue to see so much carnage on American streets and in our schools.
Republicans have no solutions to the mass shooting problem. Instead, they want to pour gasoline on a roaring fire and wait for the blaze to burn itself out so they can claim success.
You can watch video of Blackburn’s remarks appearance at this link.