Any place that has armed law-abiding citizens is “remarkably” safe.
I have no idea why that would be “remarkable” to anyone (with a brain).
While details are still emerging about a shooting at a Colorado school this week that left at least one dead and eight others injured, the debate over school safety is already heating up.
In predictable fashion, folks on either side of the gun divide are rehashing their solutions on how best to protect school children. One of the more controversial suggestions, as you know, is arming teachers.
Most of us within the gun community support arming teachers because we recognize a few basic facts:
- The most effective way to stop armed attackers is to engage them with armed responders.
- The longer it takes for armed responders to arrive on the scene to confront the armed attackers, the more children, teachers, and staff are likely to die.
- Almost anyone can be trained to be an effective armed responder.
- If armed responders are already present at a school when an attack begins, the response time is immediate and more people are likely to survive the encounter.
by S.H. Blannelberry