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Response to digonswine (Reply #67)

Wed May 9, 2018, 01:07 AM

68. false delima

define "safer". You are neither safer or not, it is simply an inanimate object like any other. The "stabbed with a knife but shot by a gun" reflects an irrational belief that a piece of metal has agency over a human. A gun is a tool like anything else. Self defense is a human right. Scientific American isn't what it used to be.

ARs are rarely used. Most mass murders in the US are with pistols, just like Australians lean towards gas/match combos. The worst school (college) was with a Walther P-22 and a lot of magazines.

Most schools have one door into each class room. I don't think teachers should be forced to carry, however those who are responsible enough to carry outside (and do) I don't see the reason to prevent them. Even that would be a fail-safe. If the attacker can get to the class room, your security already failed. The gun is a fail-safe, not the first line nor end all and be all. Like I said in other places, I'm not a fan of making major policy decisions, especially civil liberties, on a rare occurrence (relative to our population.)

However, there are fewer mass murders in schools, about half, than 30 years ago. It is just that the media drones on about it for weeks, complete with violating the code of ethics by advocating anything. On average, about 10 per year die in school shootings (usually gang or directed at one person) most school homicides are stabbings and beatings. Twelve die each year of head injury playing football. Compare the odds of all K-12 being shot (1 in 614K) vs the odds of high school football players (a much smaller population) getting killed playing football.

Check your classroom and make a plan on how you would evacuate the room and how fast you could do it. Can you lock the classroom door from the inside? Outside, are there places where accomplices can ambush? Always have a back up plan. Are your students large and old enough to ambush the attacker enmass? Rush a gun, run from a knife. Fire extinguisher? He might off himself with the first sign of resistance, like VT shooter, Lanza, when the cops show up, a mall in Seattle where a CCW holder just drew his gun and the attacker offed himself.
That is assuming crazy. Terrorists are a different issue.

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