Whether addressing the Aurora or Sandy Hook shootings, one thing is for certain, one person carrying a pistol could have halted the carnage.
There are those short sighted individuals that want to ticker with the US Constitution that gives its citizens the right to bear arms. In a nation armed to the teeth in guns, a sensible approach to gun control needs to be carefully addressed.
Without a doubt the necessity to have an assault weapon with a capacity to carry magazines with 30+ bullets is a ridiculous thing to push. Restrictions on automatic weapons and high capacity magazines are valid, but those wanting to toy with the right to bear arms are misguided.
In Georgia a woman faced the prospect of an intruder breaking into her house while her children were present. As her helpless husband an hour away listened, he told his wife if the culprit tried to open the door to shoot. That is exactly what the mother did to protect herself and her children.
The Georgia example is exactly why the right to bear arms of its citizens is a critical necessity as the criminal element becomes more embolden in crime and will not always give any consideration if there are children present.
The National Rifle Association made a constructive suggestion about having armed guards at schools for security and to have a viable option in place to stop future events. Armed security has worked well at airports, banks and other high risk venues of criminal behavior….why not schools? Shouldn’t we be willing to do something concrete to protect our most important resource in our children?http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/nra-suggest-armed-guards-in-every-school-your-reactions/article_e1b848a8-4bc2-11e2-90c8-001a4bcf6878.html
The suggestion from the NRA received no real consideration mainly because, well it was from the NRA. The cost to implement armed security would be more cost effective than putting in barriers and metal detectors to slow the access of guns or other weapons at our centers of education. You would need personnel at the metal detectors anyway.
The core issue of mass shootings has yet to be addressed as the shooters are becoming younger and younger. Ex-students, disgruntled young men or students themselves are becoming the common denominator to the indiscriminate gun play. The spiritual significance of unresolved anger and demonic influences are many times ignored as a factor to mass shootings.
Narcissistic attitudes flourishing in moral relativism are other driving forces to the aggressive behavior to these mass shooters. There has been such a desensitized programming from violence, video games and music that their senses of reality are corruptively warped. Their brokenness is a work in process.
Violence in America is part of our social landscape, and it will take a loaded gun to keep a good portion of it in check.