UFC superstar Conor McGregor has taken to Twitter to call for “armed protection” at every school in the wake of the recent deadly school incidentin Nashville, Tennessee.
As a father of three young children, the former two-division champion has personal experience with providing armed security at his children’s school.
McGregor’s call for action comes after he received an Amber Alert on his phone while in Orlando, Florida. He praised the system for quickly alerting everyone about a missing child, and suggested that schools should have armed guards like the one he employs to protect his children.
The Nashville shooting claimed the lives of three students and three adults at the Covenant School. The shooter, Audrey Hale, entered the school with two assault-style guns and a 9 mm pistol. McGregor believes that armed guards at the school could have prevented the tragedy.
McGregor’s call for armed protection at every school is not without merit. In recent years, there have been numerous school shootings across the United States, leaving many parents concerned for their children’s safety.
According to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics, there were 66 school shootings in the United States between 2010 and 2020, resulting in 85 deaths and 202 injuries.
In response to these tragedies, many schools have increased security measures, including the use of metal detectors, security cameras, and armed guards. However, there are still many schools that do not have such measures in place.
Armed guards can provide an added layer of security for schools, deterring potential attackers and responding quickly in the event of an attack. However, there are also concerns about the presence of guns on school grounds, and the possibility of accidents or misuse.
While there is no one solution to the problem of school shootings, McGregor’s call for armed protection at every school is a step in the right direction. It is important to prioritize the safety of our children and provide them with a secure learning environment.
In addition to increased security measures, there are other steps that can be taken to prevent school shootings, such as mental health screening and support, and stricter gun control laws. By working together and taking a comprehensive approach, we can reduce the risk of school shootings and ensure that our children are safe.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.