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Originally posted by Ghostcooler
Anyone with some high school chemistry classes and a little wherewithal could theoretically walk into any big-box store(ie:w-mart,h-depot, etc) whip up a few chemical combinations and kill everyone in the store with very little problems and they wouldn't need to bring anything into the store but themselves because all the supply's they would need to make a very simple toxic chemical reaction are readily available right in the store !
Understood. I dont think the NRA has the solution just like the Congress, Senate, or White House.
In Chicago alone (earlier post) there were many more deaths with over 2000 rounds shot this year alone. Wheres the outcry??
Originally posted by phoenixlights321
So dumb on so many levels.
So is this security guard going to be in every single place at the same time?
Originally posted by Liberal1984
The only issue I have with this suggestion is: How much would it cost for these armed guards? How many teaches, books or indeed cancer treatments could be afforded for the same cost?
Rather than having an armed, school power happy snitch & bully; it would perhaps be better to have every teacher armed (or perhaps every other teacher in order to reduce the risk of a psycho teacher massacre!).
I agree it's terrible in every massacre nobody has been armed enough to fight back. I also agree that America is just about impossible to disarm, to the degree that would make gun deaths fall to European levels (after all it's the criminals you have to disarm). I like being in an un-armed society, but believe America is stuck with an armed one -certainly there will be few crime benefits for many decades.
Other Issue Is...
These last two massacres seem real suspicious -like the work of hypnosis. If there's anything true these conspiracies then nothing will stop more massacres till the terrorist-government have got what they want.
Originally posted by Grimpachi
I only read a couple pages before posting. You people that are against protecting the children are idiots. I went to schools where we had armed guards and nothing happened. The common sense thing to do is have a police officer at every school but the anti-gun crowd would rather something like SH happen again.
Originally posted by hoochymama
What happens if the whole earth decides to rid guns from every citizen of the World and someone steals a gun from a Police Man, takes it and shoots a bunch of kids??
From 1984 to 1996, multiple killings aroused public concern. The 1984 Milperra massacre was a major incident in a series of conflicts between various 'outlaw motorcycle gangs'. In 1987, the Hoddle Street massacre and the Queen Street massacre took place in Melbourne. In response, several states required the registration of all guns, and restricted the availability of self-loading rifles and shotguns. In the Strathfield massacre in New South Wales, 1991, two were killed with a knife, and five more with a firearm. Tasmania passed a law in 1991 for firearm purchasers to obtain a licence, though enforcement was light. Firearm laws in Tasmania and Queensland remained relatively relaxed for longarms. In 1995, Tasmania had the second lowest rate of homicides per head of population.
The Port Arthur massacre in 1996 transformed gun control legislation in Australia. Thirty five people were killed and 21 wounded when a man with a history of violent and erratic behaviour beginning in early childhood opened fire on shop owners and tourists with two military style semi-automatic rifles. Six weeks after the Dunblane massacre in Scotland, this mass killing at the notorious former convict prison at Port Arthur horrified the Australian public and had powerful political consequences.
Originally posted by watchitburn
I was thinking, and I'm just throwing this out there.
Maybe have 2 or 3 teachers in each school be armed?
Let the faculty vote on who it should be, and ensure they are properly trained in weapon safety and handling.
Just an idea.