Regarding Columbine. Not only was there an armed guard there, he saw Harris in the parking lot and fired at him - he missed. This also brings up another point. The shooters were students at the school. Obviously they knew there was an armed guard there, but it didn't deter them.
Mental Health and Guns(123 posts)
I saw this today on the Guardian website:
"An excellent analysis by Ben Adler on gun laws ("Sandy Hook's dead deserve a change in gun law. But don't hold your breath", Comment). Let's hope that the debate doesn't fade away yet again. Anyone who knows a parent who has lost a child in such circumstances realises that the pain will never fade and the lack of action adds despair. No doubt the National Rifle Association (NRA) will stick to its argument that it isn't the guns that are the problem but the few deranged people who misuse them, sometimes having stolen them from respectable owners. If the NRA is so powerful, a fresh approach could be to drop any idea of new gun control laws and to link real responsibility to that power. Might US legislators think about making the NRA responsible for approving gun owners and then holding the NRA accountable for how those owners use and store their weapons? There would probably be no need for an enforcement agency; lawsuits could end up doing the job." Interesting idea!
If the problem were only firearms, then our country would have always had the same frequency of mass shootings. Guns may be a vehicle, but they aren't driving and they didn't make the road.
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