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  •  Agreed (0+ / 0-)

    What needs to be remembered is that most of these mass murders are cowards that are picking targets where they do not anticipate forcible resistance.  Simply adding the possibility of armed responders will be a major deterrent.

    •  How about the certainty? (5+ / 0-)

      As at Columbine and Virginia Tech and Fort Hood.  Yep, that sure deterred those guys.

      "And the President of the United States - would be seated right here. I would be here. And he would be here. I would turn - and there he’d be. I could pet ‘im." - Lewis Black

      by libdevil on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 07:56:39 AM PDT

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      •  VA and Fort Hood? (0+ / 0-)

        VA:

        Possession of firearm, stun weapon, or other weapon on school property prohibited.
        The only handgun exception for civilians is if they have a carry permit and are in their vehicle.  

        Fort Hood: weapon carry on military bases is almost entirely prohibited and even most soldiers are not armed.  According to a discussion with a coworker who served as an MP, they were given rifles but no bullets while on guard duty.

    •  You're dreaming. These guys are suicidal, (1+ / 0-)
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      there is no stopping them once they have a gun.  They expect to die and want to go out in a blaze of something.

      To any wingnut: If you pay my taxes I'll give you a job.

      by ban48 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 08:02:30 AM PDT

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    •  So ... instead of targeting schools, the "cowards" (0+ / 0-)

      will target

      Malls
      Theaters
      Supermarkets
      Airports
      Churches
      Post Offices

      ... any indoor target rich environment.

      But hey ... we can lock down the whole country ... make going to the movies every bit as much fun as getting on an airplane.

      And think about THE CHILDREN!!(tm)

      Shouldn't they be shown, early and often that the world is a bad, scarey place in which only Men With Guns can Keep Them Safe ?

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