Guns deter criminals

I would estimate approximately 100 percent of the banks in the country have armed guards. Banks’ decision-makers know that the obvious presence of armed guards will decrease the frequency of armed robberies. Anyone with a modicum of common sense knows that. Officials responsible for courthouses and baseball stadiums likewise insist on armed guards whenever the doors open to the public.

How strange that most schools’ decision-makers (including legislators) in the United States lack the modicum of common sense it takes to realize what the Israelis figured out years ago: If you do not have armed guards (whether or not they also teach) in all schools, you are guaranteeing that evildoers will shoot your teachers and schoolchildren.

Richard Arnold

Augusta

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