Bill Stevens, the father of Victoria, a Sandy Hook Elementary school student, asks legislators why the protection that he can give her at home cannot be afforded her in school. Mr. Stevens states that in the event of an intruder, there would be no lockdown at his house, and 911 would only be called after he has secured the situation. This echoes the comments of E. Brian Normandy in an earlier blog post who believes that students should evacuate and scatter so that they don’t become easy targets for a gunman intent on killing as many students as possible.
But back to Mr. Stevens. He comments to the lawmakers that their security is so much better than that of his daughter’s school because they get armed guards while his daughter and her fellow students are left without any protection at all. He further tells them, “…that you will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold, dead hands.” In other words, he is of the school of thought that a good guy with a gun is the only way to protect oneself and one’s loved ones from a bad guy with a gun. Here is the video: