I support his doing the Daddy thing....I do not support this as an answer.
There are over 91000 public schools in our country, are we to live like they do in South Africa where there are bars around the entire school and armed guards all over the place? It is not necessary. The incidence of events like what happened in Connecticut not only do not require it but are better served by a few Conceal Carry persons on site.
I promise you this, we will never go back to the school experience many of us 45 and older knew if we go the route of police state at schools. We set up an atmosphere of fear and a sinister one for the state to control because I guarantee you there will be abuses of that presence for everything imaginable to the point where we have police on-site at schools tackling and arresting kids...we are reacting to a symptom here, a symptom of the real issue, morality.
Congratulations Liberal progressives, you have brought us all of this at the insistence of removal of moral absolutes in nearly every setting because you associate them with the Christian God. In the 50’s chewing gum and talking in class were the number one infraction...what is it today? I will also add that we are not allowed to enter into the conversation the FACT that this particular incident was also a Psychiatric one...Nope, its only the gun talked about.
I strongly disagree.
Over 10 Million guns were purchased in America just last year. Banning future sales won’t prevent another Sandy Hook tragedy. The truth is that bad guys will get guns and use them. Total confiscation is a non-starter due to the 2nd Amendment and the fact that it would start a second civil war. (No really) The gun that will be used in the next mass shooting has likely already been sold. There is only one solution, arm teachers, administrators or some security force to protect schools. We protect money in banks, why not our children?
I support it 100%. There is a huge leap between having an armed presence patroling a school and locking the school down like a fortress.
As we have seen from pictures of Israeli teachers posted here by a great FReeper, the kids and parents AND teachers seem fine with it and are used to it. No big deal....they accept the reality of life and prepare for it.
We have become complacent, lazy, smug and delusional as a society.
Our children deserve better....
Armed security need not equate to a police state. Why not just have parents with handgun permits volunteer to sit around and drink coffee and b.s. in the teacher’s lounge all day? I think there are plenty of grandfathers who’d love nothing better and there’s a fair number of parents who could do their work on a laptop in the school once in awhile. (It will never happen because liberals are a bunch of pantywaists and are incapable of adopting real solutions.)