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Subject: Re: Schools are soft targets Date: 12/21/2012 4:16 PM
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Your way does not work. You have NEVER allowed my way to even be tried yet you proclaim it cannot work.

Actually we have. They're called "airports", where you have a vulnerable population and you see what they look like and how they operate. They're armed camps, with metal detectors, armed guards patrolling, chain link fences, huge costs unrelated to the primary purposes of the institution, a degraded experience for everyone, and an increasing unwillingness on the part of the public to participate in the undertaking.

And yet in spite of the most intrusive security imaginable, air travel is less and less secure, and yes, mass airport shootings still happen. Two weeks ago, in fact, in Cleveland. Three dead. In June in Mexico City. Three dead. Several years ago at LAX. And numerous incidents over the years at foreign airports where armed guards are plentiful.

Yes, we have "tried your way." More guns doesn't work. By your logic of "it isn't perfect, so there's no point in trying", then "your way" isn't perfect. Maybe there's another? I'm thinking "fewer guns", but that's crazy, I know.
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