Sunday, October 15, 2006

School Shootings

These are really tragic events that always cause a stir. It's horrible when the defenseless get killed. It's even worse when they get herded into one area and killed in job lots in an environment where they are supposedly safe. This "Gun Free School Zone" shit has to stop. How many more have to die before someone wakes up and realizes that it's not working?

Go read this article in full. I'm gonna copy and paste a bit of it to put my comments here. I want you to go read and make up your own mind.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct. 13 /Standard Newswire/ -- The school shootings that have occurred in recent weeks are evidence that not enough has been done by administrators and teachers since Columbine to prevent such tragedies, says a Purdue University expert in school and workplace violence.

Ya think? How much taxpayer money did you spend on that research Einstien?

"What troubles me is that since Columbine, I've seen very little new in the way schools are protected or in the way teachers and administrators handle students who may be a risk," Capozzoli says. "School shootings do not take place in a vacuum, and in all the instances in the last few weeks, someone knew what might take place."

The teachers and administrators won't have a whole hell of alot of information unless they get it from another student who hears something. With the peer-pressure of not being a rat still pretty prevalent, they're probably not gonna get it there. These teachers and administrators are way too busy with their social engineering projects to teach the 3 R's anymore. You really think they're gonna notice a student acting strangely?

He says in the Oct. 3 shooting, where a 32-year-old man entered a one-room Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pa., killing five girls and himself, there may have been little school staff could have done. But in the other recent instances, he says schools officials could have done a better job in keeping intruders out.

Capozzoli says the shooting at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, Colo., is one example in which more could and should have been done. On Sept. 26, a man held six students hostage and then shot and killed a 16-year-old girl and himself.

Of course there was little the staff could have done, it's a gun-free school zone you idiot. Oh wait, that didn't work real well, did it? Platte Canyon? Yeah, more could have been done. A .45 ACP to the head stops school shootings damn quick.

Capozzoli says just as important is training administrators, teachers and students to be aware of and report situations that seem out of the ordinary.

Of course, marksmanship training would work real well too.

Read the rest of this for yourself. Keep this in mind while you do...There is a big terrorist problem in Israel. Terrorists used to go into schools and kill lots of children. Wanna know how the Israelies stopped it? Armed teachers. In I believe it's either Thailand or Cambodia, terrorists used to go into schools and kill teachers and kids. Guess what? Armed teachers stopped the problem. You probably see where I'm going with this. Maybe it's not terrorists persay, but armed teachers can stop a nutjob as effectively as they can a terrorist with a well placed Mozambique drill.

How many more have to be herded into a school cafeteria to be slaughtered before you wake up and see the answer? Stop talking about it and just allow the teachers their Second Amendment rights in and out of the classroom. Our kids are supposed to be safe in school.

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