reply to post by Logarock
Good on you, we are doing the same with our children as well.
Been thinking hard about this all weekend and it occurred to me, access control (to the school) and infrastructure would be a much better place to be
putting our thinking and dollars than gun control.
Take away guns, and the intelligent psychotic killer with a plan to do harm will simply move to the next-most-convenient way to do so. Take that away,
and then they'll choose the next thing and so on and so forth.
Killers can be very creative as has been previously demonstrated.
Think about how much money is spent each year making sure bad guys can't get out of prisons. Guards, bars, alarms, perimeter fences, etc. .
Now think about how much is spent making sure they can't get IN to a school.
Think about how much money is spent on building infrastructure to minimize the possibility of a devastating fire taking lives. Sprinklers, alarms,
fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, fire doors, exit signage, DRILLS, etc. We take fire very seriously.
Now think about how much is spent with regards to "active shooters" in our schools, which to me nowadays seems more likely to occur than three-alarm
We seem to spend PLENTY making sure the police departments are all equipped with the latest in military gear, so when something does happen, they're
sure to show up in armored cars body armor and all that.....after the fact, but ok at least they look cool and imposing while counting the bodies.
Seems to me that we could do much more on the front end and have a much better net effect of minimizing this horrific crap rather than blaming
inanimate objects and imposing even more "feel good" legislation that will again have no effect.