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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #43)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 10:48 PM

73. Those are fair questions.

First, I wish to give you a compliment. During this discussion you have remained civil and have avoid insults. Usually anti-gunners just start hurling insults at me.

Firepower - Usually not needed. Rampage shooters tend to be cowards who often kill themselves as soon as they encounter armed resistance. Distances inside buildings and classrooms tends to be short. However, there are no guarantees, only probabilities.

Negotiator - Too late for that. Standard police doctrine is that one the rampager starts shooting there are no further negotiations. The rampager has to be shot.

Sniper - So far all school rampage shooters have been indoors, where they can have kids trapped. Outdoors kids can run away, scatter like birds from a cat. At Univ. of Texas, 1966, once people realized that there was a madman in the tower shooting at folks, people kept undercover. In general, a sniper won't be needed at a school rampage.

Busses, bus stops, etc. - Can't be everywhere. Total, absolute security is impossible.

College - Allow students with CCWs to carry on campus. There hasn't been any problem with colleges that do allow it. Please don't throw out the college kids and booze argument. You have to be 21 to have a CCW, and booze parties happen off campus, where campus gun rules don't apply.

Private schools - Let them have trained and armed staff too. If they are pacifists, well - that is the price of pacifism. They will just have to be hypocrites and call for police to come and deal out violence on their behalf.

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