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  1. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, almost 2 years ago

    It won’t if you force a gun in someone’s hand that’s not willing or able to use it. I agree that there needs to be trained security in schools to stop an intruder before the police arrive, but not everyone needs a gun.
    A teacher wants to volunteer to carry one, fine.

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Can you imagine the teacher having to step out of the room for a couple of minutes, and a couple of curious 2nd or 3rd graders looking at it and saying; “I wonder what THIS does?”
    Or “Hey, my Squirt Gun has one of these, too!”

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    The actual facts do not support Mr Ima at all. The more guns in a state, the more gun deaths. The more guns in a city, the more gun deaths. The more guns in a county, the more gun deaths. The more guns in a home, the more gun deaths. All putting guns in school will accomplish is more gun deaths. It’s like car alarms — for every car alarm that’s telling you a car is being stolen, there are hundreds of car alarms that go off, on their owners, by accident. (And horrible as the killings at Sandy Hook were, school shootings are very, very, very rare when you look at the number of schools and school days in America. With guns in schools, there’ll be one or two accidental shootings every day, and when there IS a school shooting, the guns are unlikely to accomplish any more than they did at Columbine.

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 2 years ago

    It may be another 50 years before another crazy with a gun shows up at any one school again. When he does, an armed teacher would more likely get herself shot than shoot him. But in the meantime, how many accidental shootings of kids might occur, or what about a student in the school going berzerk and having ready access to a gun? Difficult to see guns in school being the right solution to an extremely rare event.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Eryx

    Your changing the point again!

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    Not true murder rates are down so how can you tell.

  7. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, almost 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    Every country that has banned guns has had an increase in crime, and none have since reduced their crime rates significantly below what it was before the ban.
    Every place that has allowed Concealed Carry had experienced a reduction in crime.
    Nearly every mass shooting in the US since the ’50’s has happened in areas where firearms are not allowed at all.
    I’ve only seen one study that supports your argument, and it’s just weak.
    I’d prefer to have my children protected at least as well as my money, by armed guards.

  8. cdward

    cdward said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    You might kill a few by mistake, but hey! You saved one!

  9. cdward

    cdward said, almost 2 years ago

    @AgentSmith101

    But who’s going to pay for the extra security? Not the folks who chant “No taxes!”

  10. artexc

    artexc said, almost 2 years ago

    All children in school need to wear bulletproof vests and teachers carry AK-47’s and be trained for assault attacks.

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    We should have very strong gun laws. Getting guns should be difficult, an intelligence test should be demanded before one can purchase a gun.
    If it saves one childs life it would be worth it.

  12. filmsgraded

    filmsgraded said, almost 2 years ago

    Wasn’t there a gun massacre at an Amish school in 2006? Has everyone forgotten about that?

  13. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    NPR article today on a study looking at homicide rates in states that have enacted “stand your ground” laws. In every case the rate has gone up. Study was “unclear” on the reasons!

  14. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, almost 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    " The more guns in a city, the more gun deaths."

    shows what you know.

  15. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    edinbaltimore, the homicide rate went up becasuse of more JUSTIFIABLE homicides. Dead criminals are a good thing.

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