Re: ‘Loner’ student shoots and kills 10 at Texas school

Two school officers engaged the shooter, including school district police officer John Barnes, who was in critical condition after a gunshot wound to his elbow that almost caused him to bleed out, hospital officials said.

If two, armed school officers can’t deter or stop people from doing this, then why do we think that arming the math teacher is going to do any better?

I’m trying to challenge the conservative dogma that guns make us safer. I need to fact check this but I bet Texas probably has one of the highest per capita of gun ownership and concealed carry in the country. Does Texas have a low crime rate, especially violent crime rate compared to the rest of the country? I bet not. My conservative friends are going to argue but schools are ‘gun free zones’. /sigh

I agree that passing more gun laws will have almost zero short term affect (effect?) on gun crime and it would take certain types of laws to make a difference anyway, long term. It seems like the ‘more laws don’t matter’ types are arguing against the idea of laws themselves. If laws against guns don’t matter, do laws against murder and rape and theft matter?

Source: ‘Loner’ student shoots and kills 10 at Texas school | Reuters

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