Stashing and locking guns in schools may seem a laughable response to school shootings like the one in Newtown, Conn.
It’s certainly not clear a locked-away gun would have allowed an employee at Sandy Hook Elementary School to stop attacker Adam Lanza.
But it’s not an idea to throw away – if it’s part of a broader effort to make schools safer. As a parent of schoolchildren, I vote a qualified “all of the above” on the several school-safety measures the Legislature is considering, even this one.
Other bills would boost funding for school resource officers, increase the number of school counselors, require reporting of dangerous students to police, and permit staff to have guns in rural schools far from police stations. The only proposals I would reject are those to allow teachers and staff to carry firearms while working at school. That’s inviting trouble.
Read more of Tim Steller’s Editorial at The Arizona Daily Star
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by Personal Defense World / Mar 13, 2013