At first, I did. But after thinking a bit, I realized that for now, it's the best safety step for our kids until we can come up with something better. All these grandios ideas of government legislating safety with gun rules and mental health aid are all pipe dreams. Knowing that these tragedies of school shootings and mass murders can happen in our own backyard, that is also where the answers lie. Not on some news channel, or Washington or in some book. There are no across the board answers. Watch for upcoming hub.
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They will get them one way or another. Illegally or legally.
Make no mistake about it. If the people let one kind of gun be taken from them, the illicit globalist government will take ALL guns. Now isn't the time for kidding one'self.
Fine by me. The government can take them all, as far as I'm concerned. Gun owners are obviously not responsible enough to prevent these mass shootings from happening, so it's time to take the toys away.
Guns aren't toys. My father saved me and my sisters with one of his by shooting a burglar. If you want to give up your right, great. Don't infringe upon others right. I agree with ToddWesmanShaw, no time for kidding around.
I am in total agreement with WesmanToddShaw and JThomp42. Lawbreakers don't care about rules, only law abiding citizens do. Saying all gun owners are irresponsible is irresponsible in and of itself.
Gee how much sense does that make? Gun advocates wanting more guns, wanting teachers to carry concealed weapons without parents or other staff knowing. Why don't we just hand all the angry, depressed, medication deprived kids a gun. Great answer!
Maybe my use of the term pipe dream was a little rough, but my point is that these ideas would take a tremendous amount of time to impliment and have effect. In the meantime, we stop the fool from fueling the fire.
With millions of schools in the U.S. that would be a lot of armed guards. What if they formed a union. That would be a strong union. No, an army. Bigger than the U.S. military. Scary thought isn't it? Movie idea??
I meant no thanks NRA . As you know, HP has limited time to edit posts.
Armed security has been used at schools throughout the country for years. I support of it. My personal experience is that criminals don't care about gun laws & seek unarmed people. Also, my family was saved with a good shot from one of dad's guns
Gatehouse idea isn't bad. Uniformed guards would be intimidating to the children. With all the comments about armed guards, who's going to pay for this? This would cost more than a war.
ANYTHING to save another precious child's life.
Only problem is that most National guardsmen already have full time jobs. They are only active 1 weekend per month.
Along with your point, If that statement would have come from someone other than the N.R.A. people would probably have a different take. Many don't understand what they are all about.