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On Newtown, Mourn First, Then Act

Tampa Tom Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 1:03 PM
It seems to me that any equipment installed in schools would have to be installed at EVERY entrance and staffed by an armed person, trained in dealing with what would happen if they had a crazed killer on their hands. Those people would likely be taken out before they have a chance to re-act because they wouldn't know the intent of the shooter before he was screened. Far better would be at least one staff member who's armed and trained in negating a shooter. Considering the fact that several unarmed staff member tried to stop the shooter and were killed for their heroic efforts, suppose just one had been carrying. How drasticly might that have changed the numbers of dead???

On Friday, in his moving and heartfelt statement in response to the horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama said, "As a country, we have been through this too many times. ... And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."

There's just one problem: In a democracy, politics is a synonym for "democracy." It is through politics that people with strong feelings and strong interests peaceably hash out their disagreements. When politicians say they want to do something regardless of the politics, or that they want...