If we go way out of our way, nationally even, to protect schools, with bulletproof this and armed guard that, are we not just tacitly admitting that we’re okay with mass shootings not under those specific contexts? Churches, ballparks, food courts, playgrounds, if we just say ‘we are going to protect schools’ and stop there are we not just saying, ‘but if it happens outside of school, you’re on your own’
Doesn’t the whole idea of just acting to protect schools (and which schools? Who pays for
It? Do all schools get this treatment? Primary schools? Nursery schools? Is there a minimum student count?) especially if it is based around someone being armed, whether it is a teacher or what, aren’t we just saying, ‘but hope someone else who is capable, trained, and prepared is nearby’?
It’s guns or nothing.