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posted by infinite
how about strict sales on guns to those who are under 18?
or take our approach (the British) and just ban guns? we did it straight after one school shooting and ended the problem.
Originally posted by jbondo
If you investigate you would find that these select teachers would be extensively trained in the use and safety of firearms. Plus I'm sure they will be screened and go thru quite a few pre-issue requirements.
I'm on the fence here although it has worked where it has been done in the past. I do believe it is a deterrent although many say that when kids want to "go out in a blaze" a teacher with a gun is no barrier. I disagree, mainly because the point is to shoot people before doing yourself. If you know there will be someone who could stop you with deadly force it would make you rethink doing it at all. If you can't carry out your massacre then what's the point?
Also, banning people from having guns only makes it easier for criminals who will get their guns illegally anyway.
Originally posted by SmallMindsBigIdeas
I would feel better with metal detectors and armed at the school entrances rather than armed teachers. Nothing will prevent all of the shootings from occuring but some good deterrences in place might curtail some of the shootings.