What Can Be Done to Curb School Shootings in the United States?
A good start would be to force-feed education to Trump’s supporters, the overwhelming majority of whom are also in league with the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Every single attempt to strengthen gun control laws is met with the same squallings from under the kitchen table where Trumpites hide: “You can’t take our guns. It’s our right!”
The idiots don’t understand no one wants to take their guns. But the illiterate Trump masses react like the little kid on the Andy Griffith show that yelled, “You can’t take my bike!”
The various suggestions you’re hearing about arming the teachers and staff are absurd. First, the people who plan to shoot up schools are not deterred by armed people. They are planning and expecting to die in the process. Encountering armed resistance just adds to their vainglory. Encouraging a shootout in a school is just madness, especially as the shooter can wear body armor and the staff cannot.
Second, when the SWAT team arrives, it’s not going to know the difference between a real janitor with a gun and a guy dressed as a janitor with a gun. The last thing the police need is a bunch of panicky civilians with guns in such a situation. One is bad enough as it is.
The United States needs to do what Australia and the UK did: make the guns a lot harder to get hold of, especially for young single men.
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