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Cool. Looks pretty impervious to armed maniacs.
Even some suburban high schools have armed police officers stationed inside all day long. I went to a high school in the suburbs and was shocked to find out that they have a fully armed police officer on site every school day and have since sometime in the early 2000s. The city police car is always parked out front. The police officer carries his gun with him. So, I don't see how this is any different from what the NRA suggested considering it has been done for decades in many inner-city schools, some of which also force students to pass through metal detectors when they enter.
Walk into most government offices and you have armed security and weapon detectors. Why not have those in schools for our most vunerable.
Doesn't anyone wonder what's wrong with this picture? We seem to react in a equally extreme way before we even know what the problem is. We need to be looking at what other countries in Europe and around the world are doing differently that they don't have these incidents. When you consider what the NRA is really suggesting, this picture could be reality someday if we keep going like we are now. It's time to quit behaving like a nation of cowards.
Professional armed guards[police] are the only solution to this problem. Period!
This is not about the NRA. Since 9/11, this is America. Airports, stadiums, government facilities, etc. What happened to Ward and June's America?
Wayne LaPierre and the NRA's mendacious rantings are shameful considering the recent wound inflicted on our nation using a product they advocate. I am amazed at the lack of intellectual firepower used by adherents that "more guns are better." Data from the last 30 mass murders in this country refudiate all of the NRA's solutions as meaningless. Less guns = safer society, unless your are Orwellian in your perspectives.
If you have a gun, then I need a gun. If I have a gun, you'll want an automatic. So I'll need an automatic, too. Then you'll need a grenade launcher. Pretty soon we'll both be needing personal nukes. That's the path of ever increasing militarization and madness that the NRA wants this country to go down.
shushyn78 - This is ABSOLUTELY about the NRA. Their entire agenda and legislative effort has been to let ANYBODY purchase ANY weapon with NO limits on ammunition. The NRA has also worked to defund and de-staff enforcement agencies whose purported job is to make sure arms manufacturers follow the law. Evidently you don't read much.
patriotright - So you are advocating a police state. Somewhere you totally lost the meaning of "freedom" and "patriot" and now think fear and militarism is what America is about. I'll vote for "free" as in free to walk, breathe and live without your Army-state.
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