Hard spot for the NRA but there are others that will lend a voice to the discussion. Both pro and anti
More guns = more guns. Check how many die everyday in your country or for that matter around the world. Look at all the stats and which group died
from what?..Google is your friend..last time I checked there were 2000 kids a day killed in America since we are discussing kids safety; 365 days a
year but that's ok it is approved....
Mexico's gun ban really is working great for them only military, police, body guards, politicians, and Cartel members have them.
Until very recently I thought Utah was the only state in the union to allow a concealed weapons permit holder to lawfully carry on public school
property. However Oregon and New Hampshire now have similar laws. There are a few schools in Texas that allow their teachers who have a permit to
carry concealed on property.
If you trust your kids to be with the teachers for X hours (or more), X days a week, X months out of the year, for X years, I think we can trust most
of them with a firearm if they go through the licenses process. Most countries use armed guards to protect everything they figure valuable and worth
protecting, from money to politicians and much in between - why not give our children the same care? Someone with a hammer, bat, knife, or even a gun
who wanted to hurt and kill in a school might get away with starting something but someone else (CHL) would put a stop to it.
I do not like the idea of an armed guard across some school yard when a bad person tries to kill some kid trying to get an education. “When seconds
count the police are only minutes away,” is spot on. Many overseas and even some in the states want to ban guns totally; understandable why they
think it would be better if none had a gun.
I am reminded of the young lady who was raped and strangled with her panty hose and also a young 14 year old girl who was home alone during an
attempted break in but used a gun to stop the bad guy; even made MSN a few months ago in the states. Guns are used somewhere between 700,000 and 2.5
million times a year to stop crimes depending on what source you want to believe. THINGS (guns knives bats hammers broken bottles and panty hose) are
not the problem. The problem is that people who are mentally ill do not behave rationally. There is no current way to keep an intelligent ( or even
mentally deficient in some obtrusive way who is a determined idiot) from committing mass murder. TPTB are working on the whole thought police thing
but have a few bugs to get worked out before it is fully deployed. Myself I hope it eats their computer.
There are several licensed instructors that are doing free CFP classes for teachers, administrators, and custodial staff at the schools in Utah.
They did have one mass shooting at Trolley Square, a shopping mall, several years ago. The mall was posted as a gun free zone.
Constitution; that old piece of paper that makes America, America...I can read how some want to do away or modify the 4th, 1st, and 2a, but they might
as well change the name while they are at it for it will no longer be the America that many fought and died for.
Even though there are major studies on the effect of violent games on a certain segments of any society IMO it still comes back to the parents and the
individual. There are military studies that concluded trainees who were trained in virtual warfare were better at their job in the field. They had
better reaction times than those who had not used the virtual warfare training. They were better shots and less hesitant; also the trainee can make a
mistake, get killed from said mistake and have a do-over until he/she gets it right .The Military has the time, personnel, and money to study stuff
and arrive at a fairly consistent outcome for their mission goals.
There is a tremendous lack of parental supervision/influence on many kids during their formative years. Games and movies which glorifies gratuitous
violence, will have no effect on some, yet will send some small fraction out to do some fantasy scenario in the real world...
Some pretty good stuff in cause and effect but have to wonder who will take the time to ponder....