In 1990, it was made a crime to carry a gun onto school property. Now, I have a long-ish memory, but I do not recall really ever hearing about mass
shootings in schools prior to 1996 (The orginal law was written in 1990, but was struck down by the Supreme Court, thus it was corrected and voted in
1996 and passed). Low and behold, once we made schools "gun free zones", 3 years later, we had Columbine HS, in Colorado.
Essentially turning Schools into "Fish in a barrel" type places for nutcases to make very ugly grim statements.
There really is no two ways about it. You are never totally safe, even sitting there in your own home, in front of your computer, what is to stop
some nutjob kicking in your front door and spraying your living room with bullets?
With great power, comes great responsibility. Be it driving a car, being a nurse and providing patient care, having a machine shop with lots of
dangerous tools, or owning/carrying a firearm (Firearm being a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, etc). Just as you would not leave your table-saw
plugged in, and with no safe-guards in place, you wouldn't leave your firearm laying around...... if your a responsible person.
Now, I don't know about the rest of you fine people, but I keep seeing an underlying tone to almost everything lately, be it the mass-shooters, or
the negligent parents, to drunk drivers, or the morons running the country.. The drunk drivers, the negligent parents, tho, are held accountable for
their misdeeds, but the mass-shooters, and the morons running the country seem to think it wasn't their fault.. It was the guns fault, or it was
someone else's fault. Personal responsibility applies, as does common sense, logic, and accountability, unless your a mass-shooter, or a politician.
If your legally allowed to carry a gun, and want to.. by all means, just get the training, and the mindset straight to do so. It's actually not a
bad thing, considering according to the Supreme Court, the police are not there for your personal protection.
So, in essence, and to wrap up: Your responsible for your actions, and your own safety.
Here are the sources:
Ban on guns in schools.
Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone
(Fyi: Yes, I own firearms)