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Let's review the number of murders since 1960

The number of murders per year hasn't been this low since 1969:

http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm

Here is some CDC data for you:
http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm

In 2013 there were 2.6 million deaths and 11,208 homicides using a firearm, so that means homicides committed with a firearm amounts to 0.43 percent of the deaths in the United States using the 2013 data from the CDC.
If we add suicides (21,175 using a firearm) the number of deaths from homicide and suicide is 1.25 percent of the deaths. The CDC data also shows that roughly just under a third of homicides (4,913) in the U.S. were caused by other then firearm or by an unspecified method.

Murder worldwide:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate#By_country

Sorted by rate, the U.S. comes in at 111, sorted by total, the U.S. is 8th with Brazil and India having 3 times the total number of murders.

Why is school security taken so lightly?

Here is a partial list of things we protect with armed, trained law enforcement: Our politicians, our courts, our airports and our military bases.

Here is a partial list of things we protect with armed, trained security: Our money, nuclear power plants and other critical infrastructure.

So why do we leave our children virtually defenseless against mentally disturbed monsters?

And it is not just the mentally deranged monster that we need to consider, we also have foreign enemies that have no objection to targeting children: http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/terrorism/wrjp39ch.html
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