Now I am not advocating a "Police State", or a complete armed society. But suppose each state government authorized the States' National Guard to post several trained members in each school. Being state employees this should not conflict with the ban on using the federal military in our own country. This would be done only after the participants have qualified as expert on the range with both sidearms and rifles, and have had CQB training and have shown themselves to be proficient. These could be posted on a revolving basis, and the time spent "on duty" would count toward their required ACDUTRA time for the year. Their "deployment" would be reasonably local, and they could spend their nights at home.
I know this might give the appearance of an "armed" society, but if you recall this was done following 911 and no one really objected.
These are our children and grandchildren we are talking about, and I cannot think of anything more precious and worth protecting. It is sad for me to think that after over 5 decades of life in this country, several years of which were spent in defense of my country, that I would even consider such an option. Evil has once again shown its' very ugly face, and it scares the hell out of me.
Just do what the Israelis do... ELIMINATE FREE-FIRE (GUN-FREE) ZONES.
Why not just hire extra local policeman and one at each school ?
If your grandparents weren’t willing to toss the constitution overboard, you shouldn’t either.
Its a dangerous world and always has been. Cope with it.
The military is for breaking things and killing people. It's what they do. It's the only thing the government is half-way competent at doing.
Want security? Hire security.
Leave the military out of it. Call them if you get invaded.
Americans are going to have to learn that it is up to us to protect our children and our families. The government sure as heck isn't going to do it.
Great nazi ideal. How about we stop libearls from cleansing the culture and ideals of American freedom for a change. The culture of death (this kid was a pop culture goth”) is overcoming us - as planned. No we won’t respond with a police state, I hope. Enough. We are already sexually molested on the way through airports in the name of safety from murder cultures we are not permitted to name...hint...we call it the religion of peice.
I had no ideer that you had a idea...
“suppose each state government authorized the States’ National Guard to post several trained members in each school”
Great... if you served to protect GOVERNMENT!
I would prefer a law allowing any teacher, school administrator, or college student who served and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Services to conceal carry in any school.
We have to send the message to the evil among us that our schools are no longer target-rich, gun free zones where no can fight back.
Once we have demonstrable success with that, open it up to all citizens who could otherwise be issued a concealed carry permit.
Since staff and older students were issued arms, no school has been attacked by Palestinian terrorists.
The Ma'alot massacre was a terrorist attack in 1974 which included a two-day hostage-taking of 115 people which ended in the deaths of over 25 hostages. They threw kids off the roof to their deaths.
I’ve got an idea.
Let’s start informing said students that it is not just against the law to murder people - it’s a SIN as well!
Let’s put the fear of God into them.
Have to add a caveat to the story. Part of crime in Ma’alot included the shooting and explosives to kill students. Some of the kids jumped. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma%27alot_massacre
Yes. It has......
TV, movie standards and video games need an overhaul, adults at schools should be armed, and mentally ill people should be safely off the streets, into institutions where warranted. All recent mass killings involving guns were involving mentally ill persons, or Islamist terrorists. But I repeat myself.
The only solution that will have any effect at all is to fortify schools and other soft targets, PWK.
Your idea is great, but it does not go far enough. We need more than several in each school.
I’d say a team armed and visible at all times backed up by plain clothes running electronic security and carrying concealed.
They need to be there all day, every day for the rest of time.
Now is the time for such security companies to form, and they should not be union, because unions will strike leaving the schools exposed to attack.
Furthermore, schools need to change their architecture. They need to be physically harder. Doors need to be solid steel and locked down except when classes are changing.
Front doors need to be locked down as well as all exits and entrances. Fences need to be erected around the property and those fences need to be secured and guarded at all times.
May sound extreme, but it’s not as extreme as a bunch of dead kids and vulture politicians trying to consume civil liberties as a result.
It doesn't just give the "appearance" of an armed society, it is an armed society.
Study your history. Massacres have occurred throughout American history. Some data suggest they reached their peak in the 1920's. Government can't solve this any more than it can stop people taking drugs.
Allowing armed big government resulted in TSA, IRRC. All they are good for is stealing luggage, groping/molesting passengers, ‘inspecting grandma’s soiled Depends, ad nauseam.
Oh, yeah - did I mention providing make work jobs ffor Fast Food Industry Rejects?
What have you got against allowing Americans their Natural Law, and Constitution recognized, Second Amendment right to be armed?
Remember who orders the military (NG or regulars).
If you "trade" rights for security you get neither.
The military patrolling our schools is the last thing on earth we need. Perhaps after the total collapse of civil authority in the future, your suggestion might be warranted.