Pardon me for putting on my old police hat & telling you that NOTHING except OVERWHELMING armed force will end the scourge of school shootings.
(Here in Bexar County, do NOT believe that if you come into our schools to commit mass murder that you. will leave alive. = Such persons will, without much question, leave the building in the ME's van. - Fwiw, I know any number of the ISD police officers.)
SW...you act like a conservative or something:thumbsup:
I agree with your statements though...BUT.
That statement applies after a whole lot of things have already failed, and I don't think anyone is paying attention much to all the other failures that have to happen before there's a school shooting.
Clearly this phenomenon is largely sociological and psychological (along with a good 1/2 dozen other "logical's" I'm guessing).
I really wish someone would do a study to try to understand the WHOLE issue. The easiest attack to counter is the avoided attack
. No one seems to be much interested in the WHOLE issue.
Understanding the psychological and sociological issues can tell us what is broken that we should be trying to fix. Even with that, you simply HAVE TO have good security at schools. And securing ANY location takes the following 4 things... !1 - Deter, 2 - Detect, 3 - Delay, 4 - Respond.
Even the "overwhelming force" you mention only addresses the last of the 4.
I think US citizens need to demand their two political parties actually ADDRESS THE ISSUE rather than roll out their pre-planned responses (that just happen to perfectly align with their voting base...hmmmm), that we work on addressing the whole issue. After all, these are our children.
Just look at the sociological issue in a high school...I mean, who would want to repeat their high school years?
Let's put 1,000 - 6,000 kids in close proximity who are:
The most insecure they'll ever be
The most confused they'll ever be.
Very short temper
Feeling social pressures they have never had before (and trying to figure it out)
And picking on/bullying doesn't stop when school gets out now...we now have social media, so kids get it 24/7.
Every kid is different...some cope very well with high school, others are institutionalized by it. The social dynamics of high school (and middle school) need to be changed.
Just imagine if all the kids who walked out in support of gun control, actually ganged up on those bullying and picking on other kids. Imagine if someone picking on some kid who doesn't fit in found himself immediately surrounded by 10 kids telling him to stop being an arsehole!