For my own personal health I'm going to have to avoid the news cycle for the next week or two. My blood pressure has been through the roof since Bloomberg et all. starting flapping their jaws before the poor little bodies were even cold. Despicable.
Crap, that was political too. My apologies.
First welcome to the forum.
It would take more than a mental health exam. Skills based training would have to be introduced. LE type active shooter drills practiced, who would foot the bill? The teacher, the school district? How many would actually go?
Just because there would/should/could have been someone in the school with a gun would they have the mindset, skillset and equipment to go to the sound of gunfire and eliminate the threat? Several posts on this and other forums indicate that many unless they themselves are in jeopardy would not intervene for whatever reason.
Not all but many of the gun toting public barely have enough training or common sense not to shoot themselves much less intervene against an armed intruder with a rifle. Would they be willing to place their life in the path of a bullet to save someone? Many would not but that is their choice and no one can fault them for it. Yes school officials are "honor" bound to protect our kids from bullies, drugs, skinned knees on the playground not from someone roaming the halls with a rifle. They have chosen their profession as an educator not a SWAT cop or bodyguard. Armed security or school resource officers great all for it but the average gun toting, untrained or barely trained gun owner, not hardly.
Sorry missed this before.
No offense but it this were true the bank that welcomed armed customers, gunshops and police stations would never be robbed or attacked. Yes a piss ant punk is deterred but as I have said many times before that one determined individual does not give a hoot whether you, a principal, gun shop owner or cop is armed, he will still do what he wants.Quote:
and I guarantee if said person was armed thats all the deterrence one would need.
Who knows maybe this is what teachers would need to be a "valued" profession again. Public support if a teacher or group of stopped this kind of thing would be never ending and the message would be out to psychos. Don't tread on us.
Edit: I should have said, everybody except the mass murderer or criminal who won't abide by any laws.
If anyone in that front office had been armed, perhaps dozens of children would have been saved.
I know a few teachers and for the most part they are very liberal in their views. However, I do know one middle school teacher who would be first in line for taking on the role of sheepdog.
It works in Israel, why not here?