The Newtown, Conn., massacre has once again placed the spotlight on the
issue of gun control. There are many cries in the wilderness for more
stringent gun-control laws. However, the application of such laws would
not have prevented the most recent massacre.
The guns used were perfectly legal and the cold-blooded murderer had no criminal record. So even if you had removed from the streets all individuals with criminal records and removed all illegal weaponry, the incident would have still occurred.
In some schools there are armed guards and policemen already; unfortunately, there are not enough of them to be in every school. So we need to find a way to create an equivalent situation of having a trained armed individual in the school. Whether this is a specific teacher, principal, resource officer, or member of the National Guard is not important; what is important is that this individual is in place.
It is living in a fantasy world to believe that you can legislate these problems away.