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  1. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, over 2 years ago

    Defuse the people behind the gun and you do not need an alarm. Besides, the alarm won’t help him anyway. A shooting only stops when the shooter kills himself, or someone disarms him typically by shooting him.

  2. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, over 2 years ago

    Unfortunately, schools are acting as a “shoot here for publicity” alarm to the media, and gunmen have noticed.

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago


    And exactly how do we “defuse the people behind the gun”, may I ask? Because that sounds like something that’ll cost a lot of tax dollars, and some people don’t want to hear about that.

  4. mextea

    mextea said, over 2 years ago

    taught in inner city dallas…we had an armed officer in the building….no problems….people knew that they could not get away with murder.

  5. cdward

    cdward said, over 2 years ago


    Lots of schools with an armed cop still have those shootings. Remember, the cops that got ambushed by that nutcase couple? They were armed. Having more guns generally does not stop the initial shooting because the shooters take everyone by surprise. That’s the point. They choose whom to take out first. BTW, apparently things got more confusing for the cops at the Wal-Mart because a couple of locals had their guns with them (didn’t use them on the perps but still had them). The cops weren’t sure if they were shooters or innocent bystanders.

  6. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    In my school we had 3 alarm bells, and 3 types of reaction:
    1 for fire, 1 for bomb threat, and the 3rd for terrorist attack.
    The 3rd meant the members of the bisley team, grades 8 to 12, had to trot out immediately to the armoury and get their single-shot .22 rifles; given 6 rounds of ammo and to head off to their assigned defensive posts. :-|

    Ahhh, I miss the good ol’ days.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    1. There were two armed officers at Columbine when the “rage” started in school shootings.
    2. The shooter at Seattle had to reload, and was taken down by a guy with pepper spray and attitude
    3. In Las Vegas, all five dead were armed, including the civilian at Wal Mart who had a CCP and tried to use his weapon against the “bad guys”, so much for any “good guy with a gun” saving the day.(or himself)

  8. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago


    Correct. In many car-jackings in SA, the driver is taken out 1st in case s/he is armed (and often are). If taken by surprise less chance of a reactive shoot-out. Of course this means that unarmed drivers are killed as well.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    And just how cool is that!

    Some, however, may question the wisdom of arming teens and placing them in harms way. But then the social environment of the times in South Africa may have added tons of maturity to the average teen….

    Long Range shooting team… In school…what a concept.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Just pull the alarm and a hundred ‘good guys with a gun’ will appear and completely stop the ‘bad guys with a gun’.

  11. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago


    Yeah, living in the apartheid era, attending white-only schools was just…great. What a wonderful privilege. I really matured in that environment. :-|
    I should be more grateful for apartheid providing me so much enlightment & maturity. What was I thinking.
    Likewise, black youth probably learnt more boycotting their substandard education and throwing stones at police. I think we have a word for it…ah yes,’ the Lost Generation’.
    ‘Liberation before Education"’
    Do you know, at the height of the “unrest” (that’s what our news called the riots) we had army patrolling our school grounds? (that’s a mile circumference; we used to have to run it a couple of times for PE lessons). Real soldiers with R1 rifles guarding us from the terrrrrorists.
    Sharpeville was a neighbouring town-ship and we’d see the plumes of smoke in the distance as we walked to school; then army Buffalo trucks and police Casspirs zipping enroute. I think that was 1984 to 1986 thereabouts.

    Indeed, a bisley team in school. I wasn’t a bad shot but not good enough and I didn’t make the cut in grade 8. First and last time I shot with a rifle, aged 12. All the boys were given the chance to try. Come to think of it, I don’t ever recall a single girl being given the same opportunity…ah, the times, those wonderful times. :-|
    We had a shooting range on school grounds. Not out in the playing fields, but nestled in between our school-hall (assemblies/theatre) and some classrooms. The armoury was a full-height safe in between two classrooms. In fact, it was the size of a small classroom, just very secure. Do you know, we also had a cadet programme? Compulsory for all boys. We had uniforms, berets, the lot. One hour a week we had YP (“Youth Preparedness”. My mom said it reminded her of the Facist Youth in her day, the ‘40s, in Lisbon.). During YP we donned our uniforms and went around marching on the playing fields. We did have a competitive school team “drill squad” and there nationwide drill competitions. Ah yes, while we did have a competitive female drill squad, girls had home-ed and the boys marched around. We also had a male-only brass marching band & female-only drum majorettes.

    Indeed, some may now question the wisdom of arming teens but when one lives in a laager mentality, one can justify the most absurd positions.
    When in Israel, I felt an afinity with many Israelis. I understood their besieged mentality. I understood it, but I did not condone it. In fact, I spoke with a few who were resisting the constraints, especially the “unseen” ones, placed on their thinking and actively renouncing some of the more absurd actions. They were also very interested in my experiences and correlations with their society.

    Anyway, those were the days…
    Aren’t you glad your society is on its way to being as violent as the one I grew up in?
    I thought so.

  12. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    This is like a Charles Addams cartoon!

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @omQ R

    Thanks, my friend, for a fascinating and enlightening post.

  14. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    You make it sound like school shootings are a regular part of life. I hope to God’s mercy you are wrong.

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    School shootings are “down”? Since you imply you know the statistics, you can enlighten us. How many school shootings per year was there in the 1970’s, 80’s, or 90’s? How many school shootings were there 5 years ago?

    How many school shootings per year is an acceptable statistic?

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