"Politics is the Art of Looking for Trouble, Finding it Everywhere, Diagnosing it Incorrectly, and Applying the Wrong Remedies"
People like that deserve your pity, as do their doctors and friends. All it is is a grown up version of being scared of the bogeyman.
"As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand."
Henry Wheeler Shaw
I'm pretty sure the sound of my .30-06 would scare off any would be burglars if I needed to fire it. I hunt with that gun, own it legally and it would certainly do the job if needed. Quality over quantity I always say. I don't need a ridiculous rifle clearly designed to be used in the taking of human life and nothing else just because the TV says gangs are robbing houses as a group, all armed to the teeth.
As far as arming teachers or hiring cops to stand guard: I'd hate for a period like this right after a tragedy where nervous, untrained teachers or vigilante cops see a kid holding a stick, pretending it's a gun and feel the need to lay him out.
Interesting....aside from the Secret Service protection Obamas kids get, it looks like the school they go to employs 11 armed guards independent of the Secret Service, and theyre looking to hire one more....
So......we were saying about having guns at schools? Hmmmmmmmmm?