Carl Spackler wrote:
I'm sure we will get some knee jerk new law's that will not stop anyone from murdering people when their evil minds decide to do so. There is no law to stop a demonic like nut from killing innocent people, no law will stop them, only equal and greater force in opposition will stop them, guard our schools. Until we protect our children from murderers all this hot air is positioning is futile. Laws are not protection, armed guard are. I won't say 100% protection, that is impossible but a heck of a lot better than what we have currently. Gun free zones sure have worked well haven't they? They tell a murderer they have no opposition and can go ahead with their carnage.
"And, the vast majority of these mass shooting incidents the gun was purchased legally. Oh, and I'll go further and say that in the vast majority of these incidents the person had not done anything prior to pulling that trigger that would have registered as any kind of mental illness from any kind of legal perspective. That is another giant red herring in this debate" I agree, let us guard our schools from these people, can we agree?
Stoneman Douglass had an armed guard at the entrance. 17 students were mowed down by 1 lunatic carrying a rifle with a high capacity magazine that has no practical use other than killing people. Arguing over identifying it as an "assault rifle" is silly semantics. This is one of the most ridiculous "arguments" I've ever seen.
Our schools are guarded. There is an armed SRO walking the halls of my school at this moment. One man. Should we have 10 guards? 50? My school has 1800 students. What's the right number? At what point do we step back and say that if in order for our students to be safe, the entrances of their schools need to look like a guard post at a military base, then maybe we've got a problem on our hands?
Every aspect of this tragedy has been engineered by years of lobbying by the gun lobby. Tougher background checks? Nope, can't happen. Restrict access to firearms based on disqualifying behavior? Nope, infringement on my rights. As noted by Blue&White, this is a feature, not a bug.