Earlier I wrote, "Do you agree that the majority, if not all, of the mass murders in the last twenty years where guns were used have occurred in gun free zones?
Do you believe in choice? Does a woman have a right to choose...life versus death for herself and her school children who may be murdered in a gun free zone?"
Do you agree that nearly all mass murders that have taken place in the last twenty years have occurred in gun free zones?
This is more properly the role of local school boards. Before that can happen the gun free zone laws have to be rescinded.Let the teacher decide before all the feel good, rather useless political posturing.
Really? How many armed people were there at Sandy Hook? I could find reference to only one armed person. Who were the others and what were they doing during the murders?Again 'gun free' is a misnomer- the good guys had firearms in these areas,
Begin with the assumption that a murder is always possible. What we want to do is cut back on the number of murders. A first shot will always be fired. It is what happens after the first shot that determines whether there is a murder or a mass killing.what they didn't have was a good security system so they could act rather than react after the murders started.
Tell me more about what you would want as a security system.
You may say anything you want. While I was in college I also worked in a police department. I was trained by the best shot in the department. After college I spent twenty years in the Army. We were occasionally armed as a minor part of that job.I'd say you don't understand being armed.
I do not recall offering guarantees. Do you believe we all have a right to life? Do you believe that the state cannot take away our lives without due process? Do you believe we have a right to defend ourselves?having a pistol in your hand guarantees nothing.
Why do you assume there would only be one armed adult? Why do you assume that all mass killings have an assailant in full body armor? Why do you assume that someone being fired upon will not respond to the fires? And why do you assume that the teacher would stand alone? If all of the adults who were murdered had been armed do you believe there would have been 27 murders? If every adult fired just one round before being murdered do you believe the shooter could have finished his task in the ten minutes it took for more armed help to arrive? The shooter at Sandy Hook managed to kill between 2-3 people every minute. Wouldn't it have been far better to have reduced his killing rate?this teacher would have to make a headshot on someone who already knows the adult must die first and is wearing body armor.
This is evidence of one-dimensional thinking. This does bring us back to a woman's right to choose. Should she choose a chance of living by concealed carry or certain death having been disarmed by liberal politicians who will not stand with her as she is murdered?Better way to say what you mean is allowing a teacher the chance she/he can shoot a mass murderer in the head before the mass murderer shoots them.
If you are a member of a school board you may get the opportunity to make such a decision. My preferences it to eliminate gun free zones and then allow the school boards to make their choices with a far wider range of options.I'd rather the school be hardened against entry, and professionals be armed and dedicated to security in place rather than a questionable few in number teachers in easy to access schools be the security. Again CCWs would be very rare and always at a disadvantage unless the schools are hardened.