Immediate help with Israeli model
I want to put forth the Israeli model as something we can do right now to protect the kids. Many have seen the picture on the news of the Israeli school teacher overseeing her students coming into school with what looks like an assault rifle over her shoulder. If the principal and psychologist that reportedly tried to overpower the gunman in CT before they were shot had been armed, the outcome might have been far different. Why not encourage teachers, staff or even parent volunteers that are willing to undergo training and background checks to carry at least a 9mm pistol?
I, like many others have had excellent training in the use of pistols and assault rifles, courtesy of the United States Marine Corps. Then we could get rid of those idiotic "Gun Free Zone" signs, which tell criminals they are safe there. Replace them with one that says "Staff Carry Weapons. If You Threaten These Children, You Will Not Be Shot Without Warning, Because ... We Are Warning You Now!" Which do you think would be more likely to give criminals or terrorists second thoughts?
Donald R. Standley