Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Guns in Schools

School officials in Harrold, Texas decided last year to allow school staff to pack heat while at work. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has decided to fight that move. (Hey, Sarah, wasn't your husband shot in a gun-free city?)

I have an above average IQ, but I'm simply not smart enough to understand why the Brady Bunch opposes law-abiding parents and school staff having a gun in or around a school for personal protection. With a few exceptions (ie Utah) , the only people (other than cops) carrying guns onto school grounds are people with criminal intent.

It is a fact that the police rarely are able to respond to a 911 call in time to prevent a violent crime. Even if a cop is in the immediate area, a crime can be over in seconds -- before the officer can run down the hall of an elementary school. All that's left for the police is to draw chalk lines around the bodies, file some reports, and post wanted posters to hunt down the perpetrator.

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