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Eleven Minutes and 2.3 Miles Away Equals 26 Dead

bfouraker Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 11:07 AM
That is a good question. If she pulled a handgun and hit the shooter that would have been the end of the massacre. It has to be a head shoot, too many of these gunmen now wear body armor. This is case of self defense if nothing is. Instead of having every elementry school teacher armed; maybe, having the principal (and office staff) armed and trained and a panic buton in each class would be a solution?
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 5:54 PM
Uh,the physics says that the bullet MUST be slowed down to stop it from entering the body. What body armor does is distribute the force over a greater area while preventing penetration. there Is some deformation,meaning you get hit by a sledgehammer. but you survive.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 5:51 PM
that body armor bit is NOT TRUE.

what the last two were wearing were "load bearing" vests,lots of pockets for mags and other gear,but no bullet resistance.
jwarrior1 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 2:09 PM
First volunteers only
second, a certification course completed with refreshers
third, security measures and equipment such as a biometric gun drawer or holsters provided to on-site school personnel.
fourth, controlled at the school level not federal.
David1735 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 11:30 AM
Body armor might prevent the bullet from penetrating the body, but it doesn't slow the bullet down. A hit to the body armor will at least knock the perp off balance. I train for 2 to the body, followed by 1 to the head.

I don't think EVERY teacher should be armed. But I, and my CCW-permitted colleagues, would be happy if we were allowed to carry at school. A panic button is no protection.

Following NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre's call for placing trained armed guards in each of the nation's public schools, gun control advocates went on the attack and refused to give the idea any meaningful consideration. We thought it might help to review the timeline of the shootings on 14 December 2012 to see if it might be a good idea.