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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

Raymond121 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 11:35 AM
Anne, tgere us an effective method for preventing armed attacks, and it is.used by our government officiaks, eho regard their own lives as precioys. The White House, Congress and Supreme Court have armed security guards, metal detectors and x-ray machines. School boards have decided NOT to protect students and teachers because it costs money, they ate.immune from lawsuits, and politiciams want to use the massacres for their political goal of taking guns away from law abiding citizens. We shpuld enact a small excusentax.on furearms and.ammunition that is dedicated to funding the nachines fir any school disyrict that hires the guards to use them. Then the focus will be on the school boards who purpisely decide NOT to actively defend children.
Mike14760 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 11:55 AM
Guns and ammuntion already have a large federal excise tax. If the schools want armed security they should pay them, the school district that is. Letting staff and teachers carry concealed with a permit would cost much less and be more effective. In 1970 Isreal decided to do just that and haven't had a school shooting since. A police officer would stick out and could be avoided by a shooter, however a shooter would not know who was armed and who was not.

In the wake of a monstrous crime like a madman's mass murder of defenseless women and children at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation's attention is riveted on what could have been done to prevent such a massacre.

Luckily, some years ago, two famed economists, William Landes at the University of Chicago and John Lott at Yale, conducted a massive study of multiple victim public shootings in the United States between 1977 and 1995 to see how various legal changes affected their frequency and death toll.

Landes and Lott examined many of the very policies being proposed...

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