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Guns Save Lives

khootchie Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 11:56 PM
Warehousing beautiful little children in rooms with no way to protect them from a crazed madman is the epitome of 'reckless disregard'. Shame on Connecticut and the entire Newtown school district for not having a way to stop the sick punk who attacked their 'wards'. FAIL!
Tionico Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 2:47 AM
absolutely. Repeal the Federal Gun Free School Zones Act.. so far, since its passage and starting with Columbine ( a few months after it became law) there have been many mass murders in such "gun free" schools. EVERY ONE of those massacres occurred in a "gun free zone". WHY do we persist in maintaining an obviously failed policy like this? WHY not allow any adult, already lawfully armed and trained and carrying lethal defensive weapons everywhere else, ALSO carry them in the schools? Students would never know who is armed, so forget the "intimidation" idea, and the "fear" idea. Shows the iggorunts of those promoting the GFSZA. If the kids don't know, how will they be "intimidated"?
Tionico Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 2:50 AM
I also rather think the talking heads blathering on about the "safety" of the GFSZA would be quite surprised to learn the number of students at all levels that would feel SAFER knowing some of their staff are armed. Kids read about others being killed.... in supposedly gun free places. Ya think that helps them sleep at night, worrking about whether their school is next? I know I'd sleep more soundly knowing half a dozen adults were armed and ready to defend ME. WHY can't these hoo hahs make any sense?
Ronald494 Wrote: Apr 13, 2014 5:01 PM
SPECIAL to Connecticut residents. GFSZA signs printed in extra large font with phonetic spelling.

We all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could not figure it out for ourselves. But even someone who reads newspapers regularly and watches numerous television newscasts may never learn that guns also save lives-- much less see any hard facts comparing how many lives are lost and how many are saved.

But that trade-off is the real issue, not the Second Amendment or the National Rifle Association, which so many in the media obsess about. If guns cost more lives than they save, we can always repeal the Second...