It’s obvious ‘we’ (read the government) cannot protect everyone from everything. Death is implicit in Life. But setting up school children and military personnel and civilian contractors as clay pigeons to be destroyed at will by some loon is insane.
Or two loons. Or a flock. Regardless of their motive. Is beyond shameful.
It’s criminal. My solution?
Allow Enable appropriate adults to function in a security capacity at all schools, nationwide. Allow Enable all adults who may carry firearms to do so.
Afraid armed adults will suddenly become homicidal/suicidal, as they do in countries where that is allowed? Like Israel? No, wait! They not only have minimal occurrence of such events in Israel, terrorist attacks at schools in Israel are practically non existent! Because the teachers and staff are armed!
And what about soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, contractors? Do we still need to keep THEM disarmed while on base and on duty? They’re military for chrissake! Do you think Hasan or this latest clown would have had near the body count if their potential targets had returned fire?
We bloggers mostly hide behind our noms-de-blog while we preach incessantly about the individual’s rights to keep and bear arms. What about the teacher and the sailor? Or some schlub working on a military base. Don’t they have the same rights, even a duty to protect?
Ever ran a stop sign? Drove after ‘a few’? Did the warning signs stop you? Of course not. And there are no drugs or guns where that sign is displayed.
Stop staking our children and military out for the slaughter.
What do they do when there’s an ‘active shooter’ at a military base or a school? Call for people with guns to fix the problem.