The National Rifle Association has a plan to reduce gun use in schools–give teachers guns or establish a volunteer corps of NRA style folk who will patrol the halls of our schools ready to shoot any suspicious looking eight year old. As NRA spokesperson, Wayne LaPierre put it: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” I assume this means we know who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. Is there a possibility that one of the good guys is really bas guy and he will blast away–with permission of the school district.
The only safe school is a school in which there are no guns. The only safe society is one in which anyone desiring a weapon must be registered to possess a weapon and not be allowed to possess assault weapons that fire rapidly. In 19th century America, if one had a weapon and came to town, he had to turn it over to Wyatt Earp. Let’s go back to the good old days of Dodge City!