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  •  "throwing guns at the problem" (6+ / 0-)

    Should be the NRA motto.

    It's clear that if people INSIST on armed guards in schools they need to be security professionals... real ones.

    And they're gonna cost ya.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:17:24 PM PST

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    •  Throwing guns at the gun problem is the (2+ / 0-)
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      AZ Sphinx Moth, wonmug

      homeopathic way.

      Building a better America with activism, cooperation, ingenuity and snacks.

      by judyms9 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:26:33 PM PST

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    •  Even security professionals do this. (2+ / 0-)
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      That's part of the problem.  Even the most highly trained, thoroughly vetted security professional will do something bonehead stupid with a gun from time to time.  Because it's human nature to screw up and forget things.

      Even devoted parents sometimes find to their horror that they have forgotten the child in the back seat of the car.  Sometimes the mind just does that.

      So if you add another 100,000 "security professionals" to the ones we already have (guarding federal buildings, for example) that's another 100,000 human beings who will make mistakes.

      And as for the cost -- hell yes.  It costs about $800M to guard all the federal buildings and offices nationwide with private contract security guards.  Well-trained, background screened, etc.  It would cost about $8Bn to put one such guard in every school in the country.  Per year.

      "He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression." -Thomas Paine

      by sierrak9s on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:34:11 PM PST

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      •  There are going to be mistakes. (0+ / 0-)

        Nobody wants them but they are part of life.

        Doctors make mistakes.

        Drivers make mistakes.

        Pilots make mistakes.

        The issue is the frequency and we usually would measure that as incidents per 100,000. Safety regulations, trainings, audits, drills, and continuing education are designed specifically to make things better and better and reduce mistakes.

        But they still happen and that is partly why they are called mistakes.

        It would seem MOST appropriate, anyway, to have armed guards, if any, OUTSIDE the school, keeping trouble out.... maybe?

        The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

        by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:51:21 PM PST

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