Militarizing the police force is not a good idea.
Huh? Seriously? We got more guns than ever in our society and it seems like
they are preventing very little.
what a waste of money. Violent crime in the US has been dropping for the last
20 years but everyone acts like it is getting worse because they saw it on TV or
the internet. Decisions need to be made with data not emotions.
We can read this headline without incredulously demanding to know what happened
to our society. Says something, doesn't it?
I hope many of the teachers are armed too. That's the quickest response.
Sadly Ironic, Since they can't equip them with enough books,
pencils or teachers...
Are they encouraging licensed and background checked teachers with concealed
carry permits (who volunteer to do so) to carry in schools, or at least allowing
it? Not that a handgun armed CWP teacher is a substitute for a
better trained POST certified law enforcement officer, but it provides defense
in depth and a first responder capability, and also knowledge than if an
attacker takes out one of the cops, they still might not have the "unarmed
victim zone" killers find so attractive.