"If a people would trade their liberty for security they will have neither liberty nor security nor do they deserve either."
- Ben Franklin
A quick google search would reveal that violent crime CONTINUES to decline. Continuing a 20 year stretch where violent crime of all types has declined year over year, often @ a rate of 10% or more: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/january/...
You fools think some overweight idiot who flirts with the secretary in the office while "working" on the public dime can save you from some nutjob like Adam Lanza? For one thing you are FAR MORE LIKELY to be murdered in a school by a rival gang or by random thuggery type violence, rather than the elaborate school shooting scenario that they seem to be postulating. Some es-say Mexican mafia wannabe or Bloods or Crips homey is more likely to stab you for looking @ him wrong or for your wallet, even in schools, than you are to be killed by some random wacko who shoots out a school window & then enters the school.
The kids quoted in the articles are right, they've axed the guidance program to pay for the cops to play around with their toys once a week @ the gun range. And yes, a Bushmaster type AR15 is a toy. The bullet rounds aren't that popular. A simple semi-automatic or even pump action police shotgun with double ought or slug ammunition will be able to blow back or blow away even somebody with body armor who's as light as a feather like this kid was.
And chances are by the time the police show up the crazy ass fool doing the shooting will have killed ten plus children. Its not hard to shoot 20 or 30 or even 40 rounds out of an AR or out of a Glock with a 33 round magazine clip. And those are hollow point rounds too.
This is pure paranoia & more excuse for the law enforcement contracting industry to make a lot of money selling guns that will end up in 5 or 10 years on the second hand gun show market for some real wacko to buy it. Don't be shocked @ all if all these AR's these police units are buying after the Lanza & Batman shootup in Colorado end up being replaced in a few years. Police contractors are like military contractors -- they eat up billions in tax money.
These guns won't save a single life. And more minors are killed in LA or Chicago every other week than in the entire Newtown massacre.
But the kids in Newtown were rich white kids where as the kids being gunned down because of crime or gang violence are brown or black -- & let's be honest -- nobody gives 2 sh*ts about those children do they? No, they really don't.
Cops get to play with expensive over-priced rifles & use the fake macho broo-haha to impress the female teachers & secretaries @ the school who he probably dates on the side.
A cheap hunting rifle with a 30 round magazine does the EXACT same thing as the scary looking AR15 type rifle they bought. Those are not machine guns, they're ordinary rifles. They just look scary but they're like basic hunting rifles, there's nothing to them. They aren't "military grade" weapons. They're hunting & sporting toys for rednecks to buy & pretend to be macho with.
If some Adam Lanza nut wants to shoot up something he/she can. All you need are 2 or 3 Glocks & a hunting rifle with extended magazines. You don't need a scary black rifle.
This is pure psychological nonsense. And more fear-mongering by the single mothers who send their kids to school who have more to fear from random crime & gang violence than from some pasty white kid puke running around with a stolen(like Lanza & the the guy in Oregon, their rifles were stolen) AR15....
Just another excuse for overpaid goldbricker cops to lay-a-bout & collect a fat paycheck & pension while not really working on the public dime. These schools are prisons, they're not educational places any more. This is a farce. These kids aren't learning, they're fu*king off while waiting to drop out to join a gang....