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If there had been a plain clothes security guard there he would have gone down just as quickly as the principal.
A cop saw a person waving a gun around, and shot him. Isn't that what cops are supposed to do? If not, why give a cop a gun?
This post was edited by Madhatter536 19 months ago
So, you'd rather throw up road blocks to a law that would make it safer for our children?
Any gun that shoots without being manually re-loaded should be banned. No one needs an auto or semi-auto anything for hunting.
Get the semi-autos and automatic weapons banned and then move on to banning hand guns.
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
This post was edited by OldOneEye 19 months ago
Apparently you can't come up with an assault weapon definition.
Automatic weapons are already heavily regulated in this country and don't need any further regulation or banning (you should probably research automatic weapon laws)
Exactly what roadblock are you talking about, and contrary to your beliefs and the liberal talking points no one wants to set up roadblocks that will detract from the safety of children.
I think we should give guns to the school psychologists. That will solve it.
Your idea probably ranks right up there with any of the other solutions that will all get thrown out in the next several months, right before nothing ends up happening and we go back to the status quo.
It would not be difficult to have a uniformed guard at the entrance of the school. This school had a security system and it locked the school down. They had cameras, the whole nine yards. But what they didn't have is a human back up. The cameras weren't actively monitored. The lock on the front door was secure, but was shot to hell with no resistance as soon as he started shooting to get inside. One security guard sitting at the front desk possibly could have stopped this tragedy. He would see the individual approaching, hit the panic button alerting the authorities, and as soon as the nut job started shooting at the lock, he'd be ready to blast away should the shooter actually get inside.
Often times we hear about places having a security guard only with no lock down. Or we hear about the locked doors and no security guard. Both systems fail by themselves, but I would argue that, together, they can be very successful.
We have lots of retired veterans and police officers that turn to security guard jobs. We see them at court houses all the time as well as federal and state administrative buildings. Why would it be so hard to employ them at schools as well? If they're good enough to protect our judges and legislatures, why not our children? It employs people and keeps us safe. Win, win.
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