Every school in America issues students laptop computers. They set metal detectors off
Ajay is correct - however - the cat is already out of the bag - couple hundred million guns already out there
The most likely victim of a gun in the classroom will be the teacher
Armed educators lesson the impact or importance of gun ownership (I carried a jack knife the first 10 years of school)
Armed and trained guards (even if they don't run like a coward) has a real downside in a cost/benefit equation
Most schools since - ohh - maybe the 80's are not a "school" but rather a campus. You can't guard everyone - say soccer practice.
Now - CALM down - between the time of our first white emigrants and the time we realized the King was a jerk was 250 years. Guns were EXTREMELY important during those years. America is not even close to being 500 years old. My hope is we will get our chit together eventually. In the meantime we MUST start identifying those who already have guns and those who wish to purchase a gun. A startling fact - every mass shooting since 1968 the perpetrator was a mental health patient. In 2016 two billion three hundred million prescription were written for mental health patients. Sure - "Not guilty by reason of insanity" - it is perfectly OK to go buy a new gun - you were not guilty. I can go on and on about who and who should not have a gun. Perhaps the WORST candidate for both the position of a guard at school and a person likely to be not stable. Consider a well trained soldier - OHH WAIT the guy has PTSD - NOT A PROBLE - hire him today - we need school guards badly - - - - yea right - - - - - how do you figure that's gonna work out??????
The problem is so ENORMOUS the general public is baffled where to start.
Edited by Phone, 24 February 2018 - 07:07 PM.