NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, who has stated his support for the March For Our Lives event on March 24, gave his opinion about what to do about school shootings, and it’s not going to endear him to leftists: he wants the government to fund more law enforcement in schools.
Two things that have never mixed are children and guns. … Something has to be done. You hear a lot of people talking about getting these guns off the streets. Only problem with that is there's 15 million of them out there already on the streets. Another problem is, if you ban them, then you're going to create an underground market, and the gun collectors are going to become more valuable. I think the quick fix now, the government should give law enforcement more money. Give more money, recruit more people, and the guys that are not ready to go in the streets, you put them in front of the schools. You put them in front of the schools, you put them behind the schools, you put them inside the schools.
O’Neal spoke of the March 24 event, asserting, "Hopefully it sends a message to the powers that be. We have to stop this. I mean, I would like to see tougher background checks. It was just a sad incident. I really feel for the parents. Imagine being a parent going to work and you get a call that your baby was gunned down for no reason. At all. ... The children are the future. We have to protect our children. And if you can't protect our children, in school, where are they safe?"
As The Miami Herald noted, “In 2015, O’Neal was sworn in as a reserve officer in Doral; he has also been sworn in with a sheriff’s department near Atlanta as well as with various police departments in Arizona, Los Angeles and South Florida.”