Zero tolerance equates to zero acceptance of real life and the ability to live it.
When the very FIRST school shooting happened, I started telling people I knew, the schools needed teachers who were 'packing'. Whoooweee. Most of those people thought I was a horrible parent, thought I needed to be in a psych ward, yadda, yadda. But then I discovered FR and now I don't feel like such a 'freak'. And I STILL believe armed teachers are the way to stop trouble when it starts and to protect the defenseless kids.
During hunting season I have kept a firearm in my trunk.
Should something happen, I know where I am headed.
I teach in a very rural District, and it would take the police 20 minutes to get there.
By then who knows what will have happened.
Amen to that! We're getting to the point (hopefully) to where legislators are just going to have to throw their hands up and admit that we have the right to carry. The best defense against terrorists and terrorism is a well-armed society in public and private.