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Likewise, if a screened, mature volunteer, properly trained in the use of firearms and in the proper context for their use, were on each floor and in each wing of every school in the nation with a weapon, that would be a deterrent to someone who is moderately rational and had for some inexplicable reason entertained a thought of attacking a school.

Even is that is an effective deterrent (and I don't think it is), it wouldn't have helped the victims at Clackamas Town Center, the Aurora Theater, Luby's Cafeteria, Lockheed Martin, Trolley Square Mall, West Roads Mall, etc.

And how then to explain Ft. Hood, crawling with trained and armed individuals.

Finding a way to keep guns out of the hands of those who would do us harm would go much farther than just arming more people.


We need to think about stuff like trigger locks, safe storage, better background checks, gun registration, closing gun show loopholes, assault-type weapons restrictions and such, many of which would go much farther while at the same time honoring the Second Amendment.

Arming yet more people is not the answer, imo.

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