I agree with you on a lot. There is something happening here. Read through the thread, "how do we stop it " I bring these issues up. Even conceed a few, but let's be realistic shall we.
There are a massive amount of guns in this country it's part of the culture. It's not going anywhere. It will continue to happen whatever the cause. Some nut job WILL shoot up a school again in the next few years or sooner. No amount of control, lobbying, or even executive orders are going to stop it.
We have a choice. Arm the people that are supposed to protect our most precious treasure or leave them as sitting ducks still. I am not willing to loose a single child more than we have to over slippery slope arguments and leftist sentiments. There is a cold hard reality at play... A gun man WILL walk into a school agan and WILL start murdering teachers and kids again. It WILL happen. I'm not willing to let those extra kids die because of squimishness about arming key staff members. I can tell you right now any parent of a surviving child because Somone was actually capable of protecting them will be a happy camper, and any family member of a dead child wishes to god that their principal or any adults that engaged the gunman where armed and tactically trained.
It does not take away freedom ensuring safety from guns with guns. Id rather be in a Mexican stand off, than the one without the weapon. It is what it is. It's not pretty, but until we actually do remove weapons from our society ( which will never happen), I want my kids to have at least some of the protection our politicians have.
I find it ironic and disturbing when a politician lobby's against my family's ability to protect itself while being protected by armed guards that i pay for. Let's see the gun control advocates fire their body guards.... Yea... Not going to happen.
I agree Seeker, it WILL happen again but fighting Guns with Guns is not the Answer (IMHO) - You are only putting a bandaid on a open deep cut. The problem lies in the generations, upon generations Guns, "every man has the right to bare arms" all that stuff. In the short term, I would sugguest more Guns, but something ALSO needs to be done in the background... Or else you are going to have band aid after band aid untill they all lose there stick.