Lots of schools have them. For those of us with military background, it makes sense however much it sux. In Europe ,where I was stationed, the military police and barricades ruled the day on any American enclave. They were called Kasernes. You got frisked and your car the once over with mirrors for locating bombs underneath.
Are we getting there in our schools? Pretty much, and we need to grow up to the point where we recognize the issue. Disarming the world doesn't work. Arming the strategically vulnerable points on the map does.
It sux. But a lot of things we have to do, suck. It's called being an adult.
Yes, we need bigger government, more government employees. Especially because the nut-jobs fear the government, now they want to have a bigger government, then train and arm the new recruits. How about a little intellectual consistency?
I'm totally against the "uniformed" part of this solution. That would be the stupidest thing we could do. Paint a big target over them. The armed people protecting these kids should be carrying concealed in such a way that it would be very hard for anyone to know who is armed and who is not. A shooter would think twice if he knew some people were armed but he wouldn't know who those people were. It has happened before that the armed security guard at the entrance is easily caught off guard and blown away by a serious shooter. These guards have very little chance in stopping a killer.
Meat, I have tried 3 times to pst links to 2 articles tellin of armed intervention at Columbine, by a Security guard, and an armed Principal of a Pearl Mississippi school in 1997.
Both articles received little press. IBD Editorial on Columbine was posted yesterday12/24/1012, and the Pearl story was posted in the Boulder Weekly by Wayne Laugesen October 15, 1999 taken from The Indepencence Institute on "school attacks and armed resistance"
I would like to think that the Oath Keepers will get known. Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.
(This is what they claim to do if our President decides to turn on the American people.)
Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.
We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not “just follow orders.”
Our motto is “Not on our watch!”.....( It should be the oath your local police department agrees to....make sure they read or know about this)
If you, the American people, are forced to once again fight for your liberty in another American Revolution, you will not be alone. We will stand with you.
oathkeepers dot org