Bro. James, I haven't removed paddles, guns (now I might certain ammo hard to get. ) or prayer, which in a public setting is useless! (I don't consider church a public setting) q.v.
Matthew 6 5 "And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, in order to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6 "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.---[URL=http://www.lockman.org/nasb/nasbcmp.php]]]NASB[/URL]
So, prayers in public schools, Congress, is worse than meaningless. Hear [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=1129021727]]]Four Characteristics of Biblical Prayer[/URL].
Go, homeschool your children or send them to a Christian school for meaningful prayer.
Apparently, parents aren't well armed enough to take care of the problem themselves? [URL=http://krvn.com/abc_national/us-households-with-guns-reach-an-alltime-low-abcid35264961/]]]US HOUSEHOLDS WITH GUNS REACH AN ALL-TIME LOW[/URL] I have a feeling that is the same thing with the number of paddles out there too.