Since the events of last Friday, there have been a number of arguments put forth to curb the incidence of mass shootings. Some folks seem to think that lowering the number of guns in circulation will lower the number of gun deaths. A logical inference. Other folks think that raising the number of guns in circulation will lower the number of gun deaths.
In fact, some folks argue — specifically — that if the teachers were armed, they would have been able to prevent what happened in Newtown. There’s already been a great deal written in contrary to this belief, so I won’t address it. There is one thing I do want to address: more guns in schools.
I couldn’t find the exact statistics, but there are *x* number of gun deaths in America as a result of gun accidents. That is, the guns weren’t properly stored and then kids find them, play with them, and tragedy ensues. My point: if we can’t eliminate accidental gun deaths in the home, do we really think that there wouldn’t be accidental gun deaths in schools? And, couldn’t these gun deaths in schools be worse (by way of having more people die)?
Something to think about this morning.