@thejovian No one said all teachers would be armed. And no one said to arm teachers *instead* of prevention. Do both. And suppose the police arrive and shoot the "good guy"; it would still likely be fewer casualties than that if the school was a gun free zone.

@thejovian We should be doing both. It isn't an either/or. Trained conceal carry shooters will know and anticipate what to do before police arrive.

@thejovian If teachers are armed, the shooter would be stopped sooner.

@thejovian I don't have a solution to the basic problem, and I haven't heard anyone else with a possible solution that doesn't worsen the problem. My posting wasn't about prevention, it was more about containment and minimization of casualties.

Another retailer asking that customers not open carry while shopping in their stores. It seems to me that if someone is legally open-carrying, arriving to the private parking lot of one of these retailers, they have given implicit permission for those open carriers to now carry concealed within the confines of their private parking lot and within their place of business.

@gmcgath Just like the first sign doesn't eliminate all weapons, the second sign wouldn't represent the exact state of affairs at a school. All the proposals I've seen for arming staff have been on a voluntary basis and for handguns, unlike the implied message that all staff are armed, or that any are "heavily" armed.

If you've got some spare bandwidth, consider running a Tor relay. This is a good way to help provide human rights to those in countries whose internet access is censored. torproject.org/

After an absence of a couple years, finally have my Tor relay back online.

I know what an assault rifle is.
I know what a semiautomatic firearm is.
I know what a magazine is.
I know what a revolver is.
But, I'm still not clear on what an assault weapon is. If I look up the term in a dictionary, it seems to be a legal term whose definition is defined by law. So it can literally mean anything. So if one wants to engage me in a discussion about banning assault weapons, don't be surprised if I ask you for your definition first.

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