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Metal detectors save lives

While Congress is doing what they do best, talking and blaming the other side, our schools can stop gun violence in the school immediately by installing metal detectors and having an armed guard at each entrance to the school. The cost will be minimal, especially concerning the cost of hospitals for injured children and funerals for dead students.

Would it work? Just ask Congress! You can’t get into the Capitol without going through one. Have you heard of any shootings inside the Capitol Building? No. Since the U.S. can afford metal detectors and armed guards for them, are they more important than our children?

Quit asking Congress for gun control and mental health issues and focus on asking for metal detectors! Let’s get this done by next school year for every school in America. Our children should not have to go to school in fear. Metal detectors save lives!

Rebecca Wendlandt

Liberty Lake


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