"It certainly wouldn't hurt to have someone who is armed - even a teacher - who has the courage to protect the children at schools."
"Over the last fifty years, with the single exception of the attempted assassination of politician Gabby Giffords, every single mass shooting with more than four casualties has taken place in a supposedly gun free zone.Naively promoting more gun controls is misguided at best, prevention is actually a matter of arming more law-abiding citizens. [A survey of 15,000 law enforcement professionals shows they want you to have the tools to defend yourself - an overwhelming 90% plus are in favor of the Second Amendment.]
"The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14.
"The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5.
"The reason is simple. The armed civilians are there when it started.”
"Bad guys with guns - bad, and good guys with guns - good!”
- Harrold School District Superintendent, David Thweatt, along with many others.This article was originally published at
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