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Armed Guard Saves School Last Week (Gun Control Freaks Wrong Again)?

ericynot Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 1:15 PM
Guns aren't the answer to personal safety. And the more of them flood society, the less safe each of us, even the most heavily armed, becomes. Hear me out -- Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and the most prolific sniper in U.S. military history is dead today, killed on a gun range at a resort in Texas (Rough Creek Lodge, a fantastic place to vacation, BTW). Kyle had weapons, he had training, and he had an unimaginable amount of real-world experience. And it didn't save him from another guy with a gun. Why? Because situations in which we're attacked, whether at home, in a store, or on the street, generally happen with little or no warning. So, even it you're packing, chances are good you'll never even be able to draw your weapon.
AmyDB Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 1:21 PM
the leaps of assumption you make in this statement are awesome in their ignorance eric.
Pray tell where are you getting in intel for the basis for your assumptions?

Why are you assuming that Kyle was carrying his person side arm in condition 1 at the range?
What, exactly, do you know about the situation that developed at the range?
Just an old soldier... Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 1:19 PM
It's also a dead cinch guarantee that if the criminal is armed and you aren't, you, the honest citizen will lose.

Way to use the death of a hero before the body is even cold you lib scum
ericynot Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 1:18 PM
I'm not anti-gun (and I support allowing trained teachers to carry in schools), but if you want to be safe, there are better, cheaper, and safer strategies than loading up on weapons and ammo. Learn to look people in the eye and talk to them. Learn not to panic, but be ready to run if the need arises. Most importantly, try to avoid unstable people and places.

There is no guarantee of safety, and we will all die eventually anyway, but, for most of us in "normal" circumstances (not living in a high-crime area, not transporting valuable jewels, etc.), believing that a cache of weapons is our best defense against a world rife with hazard is nonsense.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 2:14 PM
If you'd ever been to a shooting range you'd know that ALL guns are required to be unloaded when the range is cold.

Vice President Biden unfurled his genius during a Google+ “fireside” hangout last month stating that having “armed guards in schools would be a terrible mistake.”

Really, José? Why don’t you rock up to Price Middle School in Atlanta on Monday morning and bray that insanity to the teachers and students who were spared an early grave because an armed guard took out the latest Lanza wannabe before he could waylay his peers?

Oh, I’m sorry. Y’all haven’t heard about the armed guard taking down a shooter who passed his gun through the metal detectors at an Atlanta...