Just do what the Israelis do... ELIMINATE FREE-FIRE (GUN-FREE) ZONES.
I think we are all troubled... but your solution is expensive and IMHO a bandaid. How about we throw out the political correct crap and deal with mental illness? The Colorado guy was a nut case. The Arizona shooter was a nutcase. As were the folks that were at the universities but we can’t deal with that. The gun laws worked as this fellow found he was unable to buy guns a few days ago... this was not a spur of the moment decision on his part. It was a long time ago (but not that long— I am not retired). When I was in high school —1,200 kids, I could have gone into the parking lot and found over 200 rifles and shotguns in students’ cars and pickups ... most in plain view in gun racks... all the vehicles unlocked and all of the guns loaded.
It is very sad, it is a tragic moment. The loss of a child is something that a parent should never have to deal with.
What Pluribus said.
The current GOP House or the next GOP president should enact a law or executive order which requires school systems to have at least one trained civilian or police guard with a firearm at every public school. This guard must carry a semi-automatic pistol with a large capacity magazine or an evil black rifle such as an AR-15, and meet the marksmanship standards required by the United States military or their state police with those weapons. If they fail to comply, they receive no, I repeat, NO federal funds of any kind.
School shootings would then be a thing of the past. Count on it.
That's all that needs to be said.
Just mentioned, as subject of thread below, that two policemen made your same point and recommendation.
Delete the word “heavily” and you have a sign that even the uninformed can comprehend.
No problems with your idea here. It was done in the 1920s when the Marines were sent to guard the mail trains after several robberies. The Marines had a standing order. If confronted by bandits, both Marines should open fire because “they can’t get you both, and the mails will be saved”.
Also, this will have the added benefit of lots and lots of children seeing the American fighting man as a hero, a protector, who should be admired. This will cause cognitive dissonance when they get to high school and college and are taught that the US military is evil. The kid will have to think for a moment, “Say,,,that guy that he is talking about was who kept me safe when i was little”.