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.
It’s a different world out there now, and not the Guard/Reserve you knew way back when. I’ve deployed three times as a Guardsman and been in close contact with the active component all three times (including having my infantry company as the main effort for an active duty armored task force in Iraq for five months). I won’t lower my standards to the active component’s level.
There are jacked-up soldiers, and jacked up units in both the active and the reserve components. Fact is, we’ve never won a war without the reserve components.
That having been said - - - you’re right. Keep the military out of it.
Exactly!! The military is a blunt force instrument, not a surgical tool. The slippery slope that we would be creating would be of epic proportions. Short of posting an armed guard in every single classroom, this is merely a feel-good suggestion. If a guard is at the other end of a school, how many rounds could be fired before they arrive at the location of fire? A better option is to truly lock-down schools. There should never be a way for anyone to enter a school building without being escorted into and through a secured lobby. All fire exits should be alarmed. One way in, multiple exits for safety. In the push for grandiose public buildings, the architectural "beauty" has created buildings that cannot be secured easily - too many windows. This has got to change. Schools need to be secure and utilitarian for that purpose.
Help, we are being invaded by Mexico....next it will be muslims from Canada..who do I call,,,,,,oh yea, ghostbusters....they have no stupid rules of engagement like the pres. and congress put on our military..
>> Want security? Hire security.
Might be an opportunity for LEOs that retire in their 40s.