"The kids today weren't murdered because someone had a gun. They were murdered because the guy with the gun knew he could kill them with impunity."
"If the first responder is not a hall or a room away, but minutes away, after more minutes have elapsed, while people get enough presence of mind to call ... and even more minutes go by trying to determine just where the shooter is ... then the shooter will believe he will have all the time he needs to do a lot of damage."
After Sept. 11, 2001, I tried to get a friend who has a lot of clout in local politics, to bring to the attention of the local gov't and school administrators, that retired or semi-retired former military and police officers as well as well-trained volunteers, ought to be posted at all 4 corners of every school, in whatever shift changes could be arranged, if only such a presence occurred sporadically, it would at least increase the odds of defending the kids.
Occasionally, since then, I broach the topic.
Nobody is interested. They refuse to get their minds around the problem; they refuse to study the problem; the problem of self defense.
They are *obsessed* with *not* thinking about, what to do about self defense within their lives. They *DO NOT* want the responsibility.
For you or I to accept our duty, stand up and in between the innocent and some perp/threat coming down a hallway, exposes those people who refuse to stand up.
They resent you and your performance when the chips are down, in the line of fire, in situations that call upon your duty as a citizen.
They resent you because they are most often focused upon how they are perceived, how they might appear in their social circles, right on up to, and thru, and after, your thoughts are not about you, but are prepared to do your duty, and then doing your duty, and after, should you survive to endure the aftermath.
There is no badge that makes a person safe from a weapon.
There is no yellow paint stripe that makes a person safe from the oncoming cars.
You know, that you must stand up, because if you do not, the animalism in people trending bad-ly ... will sense vulnerability and attack.
*You* get that, vulnerability.
Yet vulnerability has been outlawed by the leftist, nationalizing socialists.
Because, if there *is* vulnerability, then you have a right to protect against it.
To erase your right to protect your family and home and community, your vulnerability to animalism must first be erased.
*That* is what liberal dogma does; it diminishes your sovereignty by which you have the right to act ... *and* ... that absolves the weak and timid liberal mind from having any duty to stand up.
In a nut shell, for them to not feel inferior and even guilty about failing to stand up, they must have control over you, in order to prevent you from standing up.