Alright people another very divisive subject: schools and guns.
I haven't looked at Barack Obama's policies on the NRA or self defense, but as a liberal he's likely against firearms.
This is in Texas: http://www.openeducation.net/2008/08...-cowboy-image/
School Gun-Free Zones the Problem
Lest there be any doubt about his viewpoints on the matter, David Thweatt offered the following comments:
“When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that’s when all of these shootings started. Why would you put it out there that a group of people can’t defend themselves? That’s like saying ’sic ‘em’ to a dog.”
While Thweatt insisted that the school district has other security measures in place to prevent a school shooting, he noted:
“We have a lock-down situation, we have cameras, but the question we had to answer is, ‘What if somebody gets in?’ What are we going to do? It’s just common sense.”
I'm not advocating this at a widespread national level, but in some cases it seems logical.
If anything, armed guards throughout every high school would help. Americans should be trusted to defend themselves.