Ok, quibbles myself. For one that is so data driven, you have evaded the issue of mental health and went straight to armed guards standing sentry over politicians, implying that since we don’t have Uzi toting school crossing guards that that is the real problem.
Well, that’s not what I said in the least, :-) But, with an imagination like that, you might consider a career writing in Hollywood.
However, there are some nuggets in there. For example, we construct banks to be highly secure and defendable structures and we place an armed guard in them to secure the valuable assets inside.,
Schools, OTOH, are constructed as highly open facilities, extremely difficult to secure, and we leave security up to the discretion of individuals who often have little background in physical security.
How can, with all that in mind, come to any OTHER conclusion that we value money more than we value children?
Who could legitimately oppose that?
Nobody, in my way of thinking. You can’t create good policy without good data, after all.
But is is hard to believe that those opposed to any gun control legislation argue in good faith when they allude to the criticality of mental health issues while doing nothing to refine, enhance, or even improve existing mental health services.
Well, you’re not talking to “those opposed to any gun control legislation”; you’re talking to ME. So, I would thank you to not impute their policy positions on to me.
See something wrong with advocating that good guys with guns can prevent bad guys with guns from shooting people?
So, may as well ditch the police?