BigBill wrote: The solution is to arm someone in the schools, a guard or teacher....
I'd volunteer to be an armed guard in a heartbeat.
No criminal intentionally looks for a gunfight.
No mentally deranged person wants to draw gunfire before their "task" is complete.
The latter, only after their mission is completed to their satisfaction will a self inflicted gun shot or suicide by cop be welcomed, but not a second before.
Had there been just one armed person in that building, whether a paid guard or a volunteer, the body count would have been predictably less, or better yet, the shooting deterred completely!
Paid guards, a volunteer, a willing teacher, the National Guard? Yes. Lets guard our national treasures... Our children. This isn't 1980 any longer, times have changed and so does necessitating the demand for armed security personnel in every school building in America.
The most dangerous inner city schools patrolled by off duty cops with Glocks are now the safest schools in America. School shootings are becoming like kitchen fires, you know you'll get called out to one eventually, the time and location, anybody's guess. It's time to guard suburban and rural schools like their inner city counterparts.
Remember folks, massacres take seconds to occur, the police take minutes to respond.
In Ohio, we have actually been granted the privilege of legally carrying our concealed handguns onto school property as long as we are in the process dropping off or picking up our children.
Unfortunately this only accounts for armed protection about 10 minutes of the school day, and at a predictable time, but its a start. Unlikely a shooter would choose to open fire during that time period because as previously mentioned, they aren't looking for a gunfight, only unarmed targets.
Once our schools are protected by fortification, these ill members within our ranks of society will have to seek alternate killing grounds.
Upon completion of this monumental task, innocent school children will no longer die in double digit mass murders, and the children fortunate to survive the attacks will avoid mental scarring for the remainder of their long lives.
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