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Good Guys With Guns Have Accidents… underscoring the reality that an Arms Race is NOT the Answer

March 15, 2018

An article in today’s NYTimes described how the accidental discharge of a gun in a “advanced public safety class” in CA resulted in three students being injured. Oh… and it also described an accidental discharge in a VA school district by an SRO. Parents should be comforted to know that in both cases the “good guys with guns” were placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. They should also be happy to read the President’s latest tweet: “Cowards will only go where there is no deterrent!” The fact that the FL school had three trained armed guards was not mentioned in the article… a tagline that should appear in any article citing the need for more “good guys with guns”.

But those who place a higher value on the 2nd amendment than they place on logic would see this differently. I read a story of a Vermont student who was arrested for planning a school shooting. The student had meticulously planned the shooting, noting that the first person he would take out was the armed guard at the door. A gun rights advocate responded to this by insisting that MORE armed guards would be worthwhile as would the presence of armed teachers. The arms race comes to Vermont.

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