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How To Stop School Shootings!
Given the tragic and senseless deaths at an elementary school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut yesterday, one cannot help but take notice of an obvious pattern by the cowards who tend perpetrate such carnage in public venues. Most of these mass shootings tend to take place locations with a minimum amount of security and risk to the shooters. Although the issues involved are not as simple to resolve (see: "Sandy Hook, Guns, & Questions"), I can think on at least one way to at least make school/public shootings an unappealing venture.
In the wake of September 11th, the federal government responded by placing armed federal air marshals on planes in order to prevent future hijackings. I was thinking that maybe the events of the Sandy Hook school shooting would become the catalyst for placing a variation of armed air marshals in our public schools. It's not a stretch of reality; many urban (and some rural) schools are staffed with "resource officers," police officers from local municipalities who are based in public schools. This is one simple way to deter future would-be "insane" mass killers who are willing to inflict suffering on the lives others because they are dissatisfied with their own apparently meaningless lives.
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