THE CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
CONNECTICUT HAS NEARLY 1200 SCHOOLS.
CONNECTICUT HAS 176,446 MEN AND WOMEN LICENSED TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS. NONE WERE ON THAT SCHOOL GROUNDS.
ONE MAN OR WOMAN WITH A CONCEALED WEAPON IN THAT SCHOOL COULD HAVE PREVENTED THE MASSACRE OF OUR SCHOOL KIDS.
GUNS IN SCHOOL? ABSOLUTELY!
LET STANDUP AMERICANS PROTECT THEIR OWN SCHOOLS.
I am convinced that the possibility of incidents such as the most recent school shooting will never be completely eliminated from our society.
Considering that we have roughly 132,183 schools in the USA (yr. 2009-10), including private schools <Fast Facts> these atrocities are still relatively rare in our society. But, I am convinced that we can make them even more rare without turning the responsibility for the safety of our children over to our famously incompetent Federal bureaucracy.
These crazy student murderers come into the schools knowing they are the only ones with a gun on the property, and this gives them a sense of immense power. Once on school property the killer is free to commence firing knowing he can kill a large number of people before anyone with a gun can show up to confront him.
So, how do we stop this. We could put a uniformed armed guard in the school but unfortunately that uniform would just light him up as target number one for the next deranged shooter. Once the guard is disabled the mass murder would commence just as if there was no guard.
So how about this possibility, a private corps of stand up volunteer Americans, licensed to carry concealed firearms who would dedicate a few hours of their time to “hanging out”, with concealed weapons in the schools.
If we did this, our crazy murderer would walk in with his concealed weapons. He would look around and see the usual students, a man waiting to meet with an administrator, maybe a woman talking to a teacher and all the other usual everyday activity in a school.
But, the minute the depraved student exposed his intentions he would find himself confronted by the “waiting man” or the “woman talking to a teacher” with a drawn gun pointed directly at him. He would then have to decide if he wanted to die immediately or surrender. Either way he would be denied his thrill of murdering dozens of kids and teachers and most likely would surrender.
Once it became clear to all the depraved murders that there are men and women carrying guns defending the students in school, and you can’t tell who they are, the idea of shooting up a school becommes a far less attractive way to make a big splash in the media.
A program to use armed civilian volunteers such as this will work. It involves the local community and would be supported to the maximum if it is well formulated.
It will require leadership, organization, and co-ordination with law-enforcement at each school. There will have to be rotation systems to maintain the anonymity of the defenders. And much more. But it can be done, and I believe it will provide better security than having an identifiable, armed federal agent in the school.
In general, government is largely incapable of operating a system such as this where there are 132,183 schools each unique in so many ways. The only way for the government to do this is if they take full control of everything outside the class room. and then we, as a nation, have to consider the cost.
If all 132,183 schools fell under Fed. Government control, and each school needed at least three guards on rotation, it would result in a force of 396,549 armed guards.
Each of these men or women would most likely be paid a $50,000,+/-, salary which totals up to just under $200,000,000,000 ($200 Billion) in annual salary costs, not counting benefits. In addition to this there would, of course, be the costs and boondoggles of a typical, monstrous bureaucracy.
I’m sure the “guns are evil” crowd will wail about the chance that a non-government guard will get excited and shoot an innocent. For these people, I urge you all to get your facts straight by experiencing the process of obtaining a concealed carry license.
It will transform your image of Americans who own and carry guns. If you take the class, you will find yourself in a class full of very serious men and women from all walks of life, well aware of the fact that they are taking on a tremendous responsibility in owning and carrying a gun.
I took the Concealed Carry class in Charleston , SC, and was very impressed with the professionalism and intensity of the entire process. In my class one man who had completed the course was denied a license because he foolishly made a joking remark, saying something like, “Now, can I shoot somebody?” The instructors decided that this man didn’t understand the seriousness of what he was doing, and he was denied a license.
If you take the class you just may come to the conclusion that the idea of Americans standing up for themselves and protecting their kids is entirely workable and entirely preferable to creating another gigantic over-bearing, and incredibly expensive Federal Bureaucracy.
Take the class, I dare you.