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Gallup: Americans Think Armed Police at Schools More Effective Than Assault Weapons Ban

David1735 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 8:40 AM
I am a teacher and a CCW holder. Many of my colleagues are also CCW holders. The only training that police have that I don't is that many of them get range time (as part of their job) to practice rapid target acquisition and engagement. I have to do that on my own.

A new Gallup poll shows the majority of Americans believe armed police stationed at schools would be the most effective way to prevent and stop school shootings. They also believe spending more money on the mental healthcare system would help prevent another Sandy Hook.

Americans are most likely to say that an increased police presence at schools, increased government spending on mental health screening and treatment, and decreased depiction of gun violence in entertainment venues would be effective in preventing mass shootings at schools. Americans rate the potential effectiveness of a ban on assault and semi-automatic guns...

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