Quoting khigh:" Not on a massive scale such as this? Do you not remember April 19, 1995?"
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" I do. I'm not saying getting rid of assault rifles will rid us of all crimes, not at all. But it ... [snip!] ... to have assault weapons. None. Collecting is not an excuse. A person's collection is worth more than lives? I don't think so."
Quoting khigh:" Did you know that under the last assault weapons ban, they didn't ban assault weapons, just ones that ... [snip!] ... murder victims fell to something other than a gun. 9/11, OKC, Bath School Massacre (1927, worst school killing in the US), etc."
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" To be fair, he did use a gun to set off the bomb in his truck... I get that those things will/can happen ... [snip!] ... in the case of Sandy Hook, if the people in her home had had to at least have psych evaluations, this wouldn't have happened. "
Quoting khigh:" If the teachers or school administration was armed, it wouldn't have happened or the death toll would ... [snip!] ... not going to stop their family member from getting them somewhere else. Mass murder deaths actually peaked during the AWB. "
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" I think we need police on school grounds in EVERY school, bulletproof glass and metal detectors. Every ... [snip!] ... you can put a value on our kids' lives. Maybe if politicians/states would quit spending money on stupid smurf it could happen."
Quoting khigh:" We agree on that! My old high school (after I graduated) put in cops and metal detectors. The metal ... [snip!] ... baby. However, the cops are a good idea. Another thing I have heard suggested is hiring veterans and retired police officers."
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" That's an excellent idea."
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" Speaking of, my son's 1st grade teacher (who is at a new school) said they had a parent volunteer ... [snip!] ... volunteer to start patrolling the grounds every day. And he did yesterday. I know it made her feel a little bit more at ease."
Quoting Dahling:" I firmly believe in our right to bear arms, and I pray the people of our country won't ever allow our ... [snip!] ... stable enough to own firearms? Like others have said, making something illegal won't keep it out of criminals' hands."