When it comes to schools being targets, I believe most are missing the point.
The issue is the difference between a "soft" target and a "hard" target.
"Soft" targets are locations where it's difficult to impossible to
fight back on the attackers terms.... i.e., return fire. "Hard" targets
are those with a high likelihood of responding in kind.
The problem, then, isn't "guarding" schools. I honestly
don't believe that is necessary and the expense would be outrageous to
hire effective deterrent-qualified individuals to perform that function.
The problem is that every whack job out there knows schools to be soft targets.
Why this is important is simple: does anyone here recall the last time a hard target was attacked with a resulting massacre?
The solution to the "soft" target classification is simple: turn "soft"
targets into "hard" targets. In schools, that solution means arming
Leftists typically recoil in horror at the thought
of it. But, as we know, when there are so many OTHER soft targets out
there to hit, why would your run-of-the-mill whack job try and take on a
I say: arm the teachers. I say, add the
requirement as a part of their curriculum. I say run the background
checks, set up the policies, and arm them.
Gun control as the
gun grabbers are preaching it now won't stop any additional slaughter:
the only thing an assault weapons ban would do is ban the law-abiding
from owning such weapons. The types who would use them to slaughter
really don't care all that much about following the law. This, then, is
the classic case of confusing motion... with action.
Do we, as all the leadership and management training and experience I was engaged in during all those years in the military, allow this situation to control us?
Or do we control the situation?
Panicked responses from the ignorant, inexperienced, ostrich-head-in-the-sand set is just that: allowing the situation to control us.
are that, were a plan to arm them ever realized, teachers would rarely be called upon to ever use those
weapons... but the deterrent value alone would save lives.
that what this is supposed to be all about?