To protect children at schools the only worthwhile answer so far is that we need to post armed guards at them period. It’s an expensive but strong deterrent to violence.
The crazy guys will think twice about walking onto a school property with armed guards all over the place. It will prevent many further attacks from happening at schools.
Nothing else I’ve heard seems to matter much, including stronger gun laws.
Don’t get me wrong.
We need to do away with automatic weapons sales and other severe firearms. Do away with them for public, legal purchase.
However, with more than 300,000,000 guns out there already they will be VERY available on the street at top dollar to anyone who can afford to pay the toll. That’s a fact.
P.S. semi-automatic guns can be converted to automatic very easily.
It is a safety block though. And mental peace of mind is often needed. I know we hate seeing armed guards all over the campus and schools with kids, but it’s the only real answer. The killers will just go somewhere else and commit the crimes, but school shootings will end.
Hundreds of family members watching a flowered casket go up the ramp to the under body of a large airplane. It was the body of a child shot and killed in Connecticut at the school last week. I was told by staffers the little child’s body had been returned home to visit family before going to its final resting place back east with the mother.
So damn sad.
Yes, gun laws will be tougher, speeches louder. With the sadness melting into the Christmas Holidays, in the end nothing can really stop these violent acts.
Putting the killers on notice that they may get zapped before they can even get a shot off though will surely help slow them down. So yes, this is the fastest answer to the problem.
For all Schools – even private ones – and paid for BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
Let’s do it.