Taking Away the Element of Surprise

The much maligned Wayne LaPierre, president of the NRA, said, "The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun." Unfortunately, this is mostly true, as these sprees tend to end only when police arrive -- the shooter takes his own life, or the police do. Still, the idea of armed security at schools is one that should be considered. In fact, there are some schools that already have this in place. However, having armed security at schools is controversial, and even if approved, implementing this will take time and money. Further, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said these measures are "not conducive to a positive learning environment." But what about watch dogs? Schools already employ lots of security measures: locked doors requiring visitors to buzz in, scanning of drivers' licenses, wearing name tags, checking into the front office upon arrival and departure. It appears that Sandy Hook Elementary had many of these procedures in place. Instead of...(Read Full Article)

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