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Calm Bookkeeper Better Than Good Guy With Gun

August 24, 2013

This Huffington Post piece by Lisa Belkin, describing how school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff talked calmly and humanely to an armed 20 year old with an AK-47 like weapon and 500 rounds of ammunition and convinced him to turn himself in to police, demonstrates that compassion can defeat an armed intruder far more effectively than a good guy with a gun. Instead of ramping up arms in schools, buying more and more cameras and fancy door locks, we should provide the kind of training this bookkeeper received in “talking down” someone who is upset. We have more than enough guns but not nearly enough compassion.

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