The leader of the NRA, which proclaims itself as the largest pro-gun advocate in the USA, announced that there should be an armed guard in every school.
Wayne, you ignorant slut.
Did you just call for increasing the scope of the police state in the USA to now include every school? Yep.
Did you just recommend an economically unsupportable and totally unnecessary fix to a problem that doesn’t exist? Yep.
There are plenty of schools that already have armed guards at them. They are called school resource officers. They are almost exclusively assigned in inner city (black) schools to help cut down on the rampant crime. They are inadequate to being everywhere at the same time so they are inadequate at stopping crime or preventing it. We can already prove this. Black and Hispanic kids get killed at school every day in this country. But they get killed one at a time by other black and Hispanic kids so it doesn’t matter to anyone.
Police are notoriously bad shots. Do you really want someone like that spraying their ammo into a classroom full of your children?
It’s bad enough that schools have stupid lock down policies that lock all the victims inside with their killers.
School shootings with mass murder are very rare events and the USA has tens of thousands of schools. It is economically pointless to hire many tens of thousands of people to sit in a hallway waiting for a statistically minuscule event to happen.
The truth is that children are more likely to be killed in their parent’s car on the way to school than in a mass shooting at school. Anyone want to take that on? In fact, there are probably 50 to 70 other ways for kids to die with a higher probability before you get to anything where an armed guard might have helped.
Do we really need to do something stupid just so we can out-stupid the other stupid people?
Face it. There is nothing you could do to prevent this. You can’t identify violently insane people until they do something violently insane. THAT IS THE PROBLEM AND THERE IS NO FIX FOR IT.
The good news is that there might finally be a market for my excess 30 round AR-15 mags. The price of those has been competing with scrap metal for years. The gun show in Doswell, VA is this weekend. Well see.