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What gave you the impression I think "nothings wrong and the USA is working' I'm asking for possible solutions.
99% of "mass shottings" are from Mentally unstable people. The “gun” is just the means of inflicting harm. if guns were not Available, I’m sure they would be using knifes or other means to inflict harm on othersedit on 8-1-2014 by camaro68ss because: (no reason given)
DING DING DING
Secound prize to the person who cant read!
Did you just read that I was from the UK and though I said ban guns?
WELL THAT NOT WHAT I DAMED WELL SAID!
At no point have I said ban guns? No point have I said guns were the problem behind mass shootings! (though they will inflict more damage than a knife).
No what I have said is there is a PROBLEM. That problem may be as you said due to a higher amount of mental illness.
BUT AT NO POINT DID I DAMED WELL SAY BAN GUNS!edit on 8-1-2014 by crazyewok because: (no reason given)
Almost half of the active shootings are over before additional help can arrive, the study said, and potential victims actually stopped the attacker in 17 such cases.
“This tells us that citizens and bystanders have a very real and active role in stopping these events,” Terry Nichols, a former police officer and an assistance director at ALERRT, told Yahoo News. “If we can properly prepare and educate civilians, maybe we can get to where 90 percent are stopped by civilians long before the police arrive.”
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“I don't want my wife and kids to be sitting ducks,” Harvey told FoxNews.com. He said his own son was on the debate team with Pierson, who took his own life as the two staff members, including school resource officer James Englert, who was armed, and Rod Mauler, an unarmed school security guard and retired deputy, closed in on him.
Harvey has introduced a bill to allow school districts in Colorado to let teachers carry guns. He sponsored the bill prior to the shooting, but says that the tragedy cements the measure's importance.
“It validated why I think an armed person in the school is a good thing,” Harvey told FoxNews.com.
Okay before we debate the merits of arming teachers... lets take a close look at this next line from this article...
Pierson's 80-second attack started after....
Did you catch that part...80 seconds...not quite a full minute and a half and it was done and over...
Arapahoe has an armed officer onsite... not just for this reason but their there and at many schools across the country... His being there stopped this kid from turning his high school into another Columbine... cool the guy did his job, he deserves a raise and all the kudos his department has to offer....and the powers that be who put him there were on the ball, for once...
With that said and done... let me now say I think any adult who wants to apply for train and carry a concealed weapon should be allowed too...If a teacher should happen to have one... cool beans, I say let them carry at work...
But this guy...Republican state Sen. Ted Harvey wife said "armed teachers at Arapahoe High School might have been able to act even more quickly!" and that statement bugs me...
It just gives me this disturbing image of my little gray haired second grade teacher sporting a tactical vest wielding an M4 set to rock-n-roll and performing a clear and sweep through the library...Might want to give the janitors a SAW to provide cover fire while your at it?
Look I'm all for letting teachers carry if they want too... As far as I can see they did what they should have... locked themselves and their students, in their rooms and let those professional trained to do so... deal with it... which is exactly what happened and it all happened in less than one and a half minutes... 80 seconds...
Don't we put enough pressure on our underpaid teachers.... to dump this on them too...
"Class, line up class... today we'll be going on a Long-range reconnaissance patrol to the museum... Has everyone picked a battle buddy... wonderful, now please board the APC in an orderly manner... Sally do you mind manning the MA duce honey?... let go people lets go!"
edit on 8-1-2014 by HardCorps because: (no reason given)
Sorry but when teacher needs to be a armed profession something is terribly rotten in your country.
Im not saing gun owner ship is bad ect But what I am saying there is some major social problem in the USA thats causing your mass shootings. Now seeing as other countrys have lax gun laws without the same troubles Im guessing its something else.edit on 8-1-2014 by crazyewok because: (no reason given)