Former Attorney General Bill Barr, who held the position as America's top law enforcement officer under President George H.W. Bush and President Donald Trump, is explaining how Americans can work to prevent mass shootings at schools.
"I think we’re at the stage where the only thing that’s actually going to potentially prevent and intentionally have an effect are measures around the schools, especially elementary schools, to harden them, to make it much more difficult for someone to break in with a gun and keep shooting. And that will require better perimeter measures, not having the doors open where people can come in, but also police officers on site. And that’s unfortunate," Barr told Fox News radio host Jimmy Failla. "It wasn’t too long ago where we didn’t have airport security. Anyone could walk up to the gate. And now, 20-25 years later, we have intense security at airports and in office buildings we never had. And now we do. And I’m afraid we’re at the point where we’re going to have to have it at schools. I mean, our most precious resources n these schools, are young children, and we have to take care of them and protect them.”
After the massacre in Uvalde earlier this week Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter Meadow in the 2018 Parkland shooting, reiterated the need for schools to be hardened.
-Armed guard— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) May 25, 2022
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We send out $Billions to other countries all the time. Why not fund school safety in America?
We have $40B to send to Ukraine to protect their borders, but we can’t protect our children in our country. What are our children worth?— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) May 25, 2022
Politicians on both sides voted to send that money to Ukraine, I don’t want to hear that we don’t have a budget to secure our schools. #FixIt pic.twitter.com/Tc47afV0ng