End the war on drugs. Then take all those cops with free time now and post them as guards for EVERY school. Notice the douchebag killed himself as soon as people with guns arrived???
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A pyscho like Adam Lanza certainly isn't concerned about the law, but the harder it is for him and anyone like him to get a gun, the fewer of these incidents is going to occur. I don't see why that point is even argued. Is anyone seriously proposing that it would have been just as easy for Lanza to find a black market supply and arm himself as it was to just take the guns from his mother? I mean, c'mon.
It's a tradeoff and what's being argued here is where we draw the line. I assume even the most hardened gun advocate has a point where they'd be willing to give up their own guns if these incidents kept occurring. Maybe not, but I doubt it. For some that line has already been crossed. But that's what we're talking about. The acceptable body count.
Last edited by TheWalrus; 12-17-2012 at 08:58 PM.
Id say the danger of having armed faculty who can have guns stolen from them, or can snap themselves, far outweighs the chances that a faculty member who is armed actually stopping something like this.
Mathematically you stand a much better chance of lowering the body count overall by removing guns as much as possible rather than trying to smother it by arming more and more people.