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Response to digonswine (Reply #73)

Thu May 10, 2018, 10:57 PM

78. just a few things

1- if possible

2- I don't see how that is mutually exclusive. If it comes down to you and your kids vs the threat your survival instinct and tribalism (your students being your tribe) is likely to kick in.

3- not relevant. Teachers would be locked in the rooms with the kids while staff augment the SRO.

4- school stabbers are common in China, and the death tolls are often high. Attackers are often adults.

5- Not a valid argument. I deal with violence in general (the world was a far more violent place before they were invented). Statements like that leads me to believe that gun control activists don't actually care about violence or saving lives, just pushing a culture war. Also, the consensus among criminologists is more guns does not mean more crime (the plurality is makes no difference. The next largest minority is more guns less crime).

6- Defensive uses, usually with no deaths, outnumber criminal uses.

7- While I have not been in the teaching business, I have dealt with security issues and listened to experts in those areas. That is what I learned from those people (and being in a couple of war zones, literally).

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