Well, a very simple one would be to high capacity gun clips would certainly have helped. Those particular kind of clips are not used for hunting or self defense, so it should be a no-brainer.Also; the argument the NRA proposes that we should have armed officers at our schools does not hold water - Columbine had armed guards as wellBut in the end, because I'm an independent, I favor a layered approach. Poverty, gun access, children's access to violent video games and movies, drugs and mental health care should ALL be part of the discussion.
Very true, but these shootings happened in minutes, mostly limited to a couple of classrooms. Even if there were an armed guard at the school, he most likely wouldn't be able to have done anything. My point is that by the time a person gets to a school (or anywhere) with a gun in their hand and a plan to kill, people will die. The goal should be to keep a person from GETTING to that point, and that involves something more than arming our schools.
OK, that's nice and all, but how would you implement such a pan?
THAT'S the big question, and a conversation I would be happy to see. Also: I'm new, so hello and thank you for replying :)The things I said above about mental health focus, specific types of gun access, increased restrictions on gun show purchases, etc would be a good start. There are many things that we can do that do not involve taking people's guns away or creating a police state. Each area of the country has individual circumstances and should have a tailored approach to their own issues with gun violence. I am very much state's rights oriented, but obviously a nationwide dialogue should be happening to address the fact that guns are falling into the wrong hands. But adding MORE guns to the equation and militarizing our schools is heading AWAY from personal freedoms, not towards them.
First off welcome to the forum.However, statistics prove that an armed citizenry is a peaceful society.I don't feel like looking up the stats, but look at Chicago.