American Elephants

NRA—2, Obama—0 by The Elephant's Child

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, The National Rifle Association advocated placing armed guards in all schools, to outrage from the Obama administration, and launching a debate about good guys with guns v. bad guns with guns. In the meantime, the Newtown Board of Education has voted to request additional armed School resource officers.  Combined with the eight unarmed security personnel in the new budget, the plan would put one armed and one unarmed security officer at each Newtown school.

Also on Thursday,  a student opened fire at Price Middle School just south of downtown Atlanta, wounding a 14-year old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away.

The wounded boy was taken “alert, conscious and breathing” to Grady Memorial Hospital. He was expected to be released Thursday night.

School Superintendent Erroll Davis said the school does have metal detectors. “The obvious question is how did this get past a metal detector? That’s something we do not know yet.

There is nothing, nothing, nothing that the federal government can do to prevent “Black Swan” events. Here’s an excellent summary — the top ten myths about mass shootings.

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