NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal believes a greater law enforcement presence in campus buildings – not a ban on guns – is necessary to combat violence in today’s schools.

O’Neal, who has long held aspirations of becoming a sheriff in his post-basketball career, supports the upcoming student-led protest, March For Our Lives and insists that “something has to be done.”

That something, however, is not a ban on guns as most left-wing zealots are advocating for. It’s a drastic increase in law enforcement officials in schools.

“You hear a lot of people talking about getting these guns off the streets,” Shaq downplayed. “Only problem with that is there’s 15 million of them out there already on the streets.”

“If you ban them,” he explained, “then you’re going to create an underground market, and the gun collectors are going to become more valuable.”

So what’s the solution, Big Aristotle?

Cops. More cops. And then some more cops.

“I think the quick fix now, the government should give law enforcement more money,” the Diesel concluded. “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 also suggested implementing “tougher background checks,” asking, “if you can’t protect our children in school, where are they safe?”

Many, including President Trump, have voiced their opinion that every school should have resource officers on site.

Shaq has been sworn in as a member of multiple police departments over the years and is expected to run for sheriff of Henry County, GA, in 2020.

A few years ago, O’Neal surprised a bunch of local kids in Florida by joining police officers and playing some basketball with them.

“Stay out of trouble, listen to your parents, respect your elders,” Shaq told the kids, “and you can be anything you want to be.”

He then told the kids to repeat after him:  “I will … become … whatever I want to be. I will be a leader … and not a follower.”

Let’s hope they become thoughtful leaders, unlike the knee-jerk reactionaries being promoted in the media as of late.

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