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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:21 PM

 

Yes, I wish a teacher or other responsible adult had been armed [View all]

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2 adults shot dead, witness says

Parent: Three adults ran toward gunfire, 2 were slain
Shooter also dead at Connecticut school
Shooting happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown BLOG

http://www.cnn.com/


These brave adults heroically ran into gunfire. Unarmed!

No one can doubt their heroism, but why do we, as a society, have policies that forced them to run into gunfire UNARMED? We don't even require that of SEALS!

Of course not every teacher should carry. And armed teachers of small children should be specially trained. But a total ban is just silly.

And why should visiting parents, people with CCW permits, be forbidden to carry on school grounds? For ideological purity?! A child is less likely to be killed by a CCW permit holder than to be struck by lightening; the hysteria about CCW permittees in schools is totally out of touch with reality.

President Obama's balanced approach is right:

The fact is, almost all gun owners in America are highly responsible. They're our friends and neighbors. They buy their guns legally and use them safely, whether for hunting or target shooting, collection or protection. And that's something that gun-safety advocates need to accept. Likewise, advocates for gun owners should accept the awful reality that gun violence affects Americans everywhere, whether on the streets of Chicago or at a supermarket in Tucson.

http://azstarnet.com/news/opinion/mailbag/president-obama-we-must-seek-agreement-on-gun-reforms/article_011e7118-8951-5206-a878-39bfbc9dc89d.html


Everyone knows guns can cause harm; why can't we admit that they can do good, too?

Edited to add: Perhaps those who hate this OP will be able to find common ground with this one. It's not about me and it actually could help, IMHO. It's about the victims.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021981534

If you think this will do any good, let your care for the children override your contempt for my ideas (or for me personally, as the case may be).

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