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

wiseone Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 12:21 PM
alphonse, The infringement comes from gov't's presumption to control who can have a gun by requiring the gun owner to pass a gov't-run program for it to be legal. The Founders put the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution because they lived in a time and place where the soldiers of the King were able to oppress them by taking away their guns even though they greatly outnumbered the King's soldiers. The 2nd Amendment exists specifically to take the power of "Gun Control" AWAY from gov't. The same people who would be outraged at the tiniest "infringement" on free speech are strangely compliant with the notion that the 2nd Amendment can be infringed as long as some legislature votes on it first.

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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