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Connecticut already has an assault weapons ban. I'm not sure why Ms Feinstein thinks yet another law would be effective. The shooter in Connecticut broke the law when he shot his mother, broke it when he stole her weapons, broke it by having possession of the weapons, broke it when he transported those weapons, broke when he kicked in a school window, broke it when he took the weapons onto school grounds and broke it when he began firing. What law could we pass that be "the one" he wouldn't have broken?
A more common sense approach would be to train willing school employees to provide security. Over the past years, several mass shooting opportunities have been thwarted by legally armed citizens. They include:
A 1997 high school shooting in Pearl, Miss., was halted by the school's vice principal after he retrieved the Colt .45 he kept in his truck. • A 1998 middle school shooting ended when a man living next door heard gunfire and apprehended the shooter with his shotgun. • A 2002 terrorist attack at an Israeli school was quickly stopped by an armed teacher and a school guard. • A 2002 law school shooting in Grundy, Va., came to an abrupt conclusion when students carrying firearms confronted the shooter. • A 2007 mall shooting in Ogden, Utah, ended when an armed off-duty police officer intervened. • A 2009 workplace shooting in Houston, Texas, was halted by two coworkers who carried concealed handguns. • A 2012 church shooting in Aurora, Colo., was stopped by a member of the congregation carrying a gun. • At the recent mall shooting in Portland, Ore., the gunman took his own life minutes after being confronted by a shopper carrying a concealed weapon.
We put Air Marshals on random aircraft, we authorized arming of pilots, we see armored cars drive by every day, filled with armed individuals yet we put our most precious into a place where weapons are almost categorically banned. Then, when tragedy occurs our politicians don't address the fact that THEY created that "Gun free Zone", They wail and tell us we need to enact a ban on something already banned. They tell us we need to "change" and "do better" then they do the same old thing.
December 17, 2012 at 7:34 a.m.
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