For Immediate Release: Monday, June 13, 2022
Contact: Tom Zawistowski, TomZ@WethePeopleConvention.org
SENATE SCHOOL SHOOTING BILL “FRAMEWORK”
DOES EVERYTHING BUT FIX THE PROBLEM
Akron, OH: Today, Tom Zawistowski, President of the national TEA Party-affiliated We the People Convention (WTPC) and Executive Director of the Portage County Ohio TEA Party, called the Senate School Shooting Bill “Framework” totally inadequate for stopping school shootings then demands that the Senators “fix the problem” instead of play politics. On June 12, 2022 a bi-partisan group of 10 Republican and 10 Democrat Senators agreed to a list of laws they claim will help stop these school and mass shootings.
Zawistowski said, “Many of the things the Senators agreed to, with the exception of the proposed red-flag laws, are positive steps to reducing mass shootings, particularly enhanced mental health treatment for people showing signs of mental health issues. However, those steps are not what we need to fix the problem. Nothing in their agreement requires states to harden every school building against armed attack, such as single door access to schools and hardened classroom doors that lock from the inside – which just last week stopped a school shooter in Alabama! Nothing in their agreement requires states to fund armed guards in every school. Nothing in their agreement requires states to allow teachers to receive special training and to carry guns in school.”
Zawistowski concluded, “For decades, and particularly since 911, we have used these proven tactics to protect members of Congress, our courts, all government offices, banks, airports, concerts, sporting events, church services, and businesses so why are we NOT protecting our children using the same tactics??? What is missing from that list? SCHOOLS! Stop playing politics and fix the problem! I just spelled out the best answers to ending school shootings. For Congress to not implement those changes now would be a willful act intentionally leaving America’s children unprotected. Unfortunately the Leftist Democrats don’t want to fix the problem, because their goal is to take guns away from law abiding citizens not protect children. Hopefully, sane members of the US Senate, on both sides, will resist the goals of the marxist radical left and do what is obviously necessary, and no more, to protect our children – NOW!”