How many have to die before we do something? How many more tragedies does it take before we do something? How more children have to die before this country realizes that Gun-Free Zones create perfect locations for violence? . . .
Mass shootings happen in Gun-Free Zones. Coincidence? There is a simple solution to mass killings. Arm thyself. Not necessarily for personal defense—but thats as good a reason as any—but as a known deterrent. Discussing the recent events with RF, he asked me what the solution was to school shootings. I said arm the teachers. Having armed teachers will act as a deterrent and take the advantage away from an assailant.
Armed security guards at offices, banks, stores, etc. are not about killing violent criminals in the act, they are about deterrence. You can’t stop criminals with laws, you can only stop violence with the fear of armed victims.
As a follow up, RF asked me if there was any precedent. Sure is — Israel. When they were afflicted with plane hijackings, they put armed officers on every plane. Every plane, mind you, not the minimal and random selection the U.S. chose to do. With armed officers on every El Al flight, hijacking stopped. Period.
In the same way, when Israel experience school shootings, they armed the teachers. Guess the result: school shootings stopped. Coincidence? I think not.