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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) confronted CNN anchor Dana Bash with just one question to expose a problem in the argument of those who do not support armed personnel on school campuses.
During an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Bash drew a connection between "helping save the lives of children" and gun control, suggesting the two are inherently connected.
But Crenshaw did not bite. Instead, he argued that stationing at least two armed guards or police officers at every school in the U.S. is a "preventative measure" that will stop mass school shootings.
"So the answer is more guns?" Bash fired back.
"The answer is armed guards, right, armed guards," he responded. "Yes, more guns, the kind of guns that protect the president — that protect you all at CNN."
Crenshaw followed up by posing a rhetorical question to Bash, the point of which demonstrated that anyone who is protected by armed guards while arguing against armed personnel on school campuses lives by a double standard.
"Is it easy to get into your headquarters at CNN?" Crenshaw asked. "Absolutely not. There's armed guards there. There's single points of entry.
"I think we should look at our school as a place that is precious and have the same kind of security that your corporate offices do, that we do in Congress," he continued. "If we consider a place to be important, where our children go to learn every day, it should have the same level of security as every other place."
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Crenshaw added that it's impossible to "get rid of guns" and that restricting law-abiding citizens will not "stop mass violence" because "people will figure out other ways to commit mass violence once they have, unfortunately, reached that point in their life."
To that point, Bash agreed. But she still tried to undermine argument, noting there was a school resource officer in Parkland and Uvalde. She did not permit Crenshaw to respond to that point, but moved on to a different topic.
Bash is right; there was a school resource officer stationed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
But the officer in the former allegedly misidentified the killer, while the officer in the latter, Scot Peterson, allegedly refused to engage the killer.
Peterson is set to go on trial later this year for his response. He has been charged with four counts of child neglect and seven counts of exposed culpable negligence.
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News