Anyone analyzing the threat to schools realizes that most schools are relatively soft targets with large numbers of relatively helpless children attending every weekday. It is no wonder that schools attract those who want to make a statement by killing as many people as possible. Making schools harder targets is only so helpful. A fellow student can still get in because he belongs there. And making the schools "gun free zones" (read target rich environments) doesn't make schools a less attractive target. So, you still need some teachers who are willing to carry guns.
What Rep. Deutch is failing to note, what his party routinely fails to note, is that no one is demanding that all teachers be armed. Law enforcement isn’t demanding teachers carry guns, either. All anyone is saying is that it’s ridiculous that a teacher doesn’t have the option to be armed and they should have that choice.
You know, be pro-choice? I’m sure Mr. Deutch has heard that phrase before. Let’s call it a hunch.While we all recognize that not every teacher will want to carry a gun, but there may be some. Carrying concealed is a burden, but surely some would not mind doing it for their students. Why not let those who do want to carry their guns to do so to schools? These would be concealed firearms, and unless someone blabs, there is no reason for any student to know who, if anyone might be carrying. This provides an additional security by complicating the calculation of those who would commit mass murder. If we get rid of the "gun free zone" designation, parents who carry concealed and have business at the school could also carry, further complicating the would be mass murderers calculations. I suspect that are much too self absorbed to care, frankly.
There are things we can do to harden the physical facility, but beyond that, we need to have armed security as well as concealed carry to make a those who would commit mass murder to think twice or more, and maybe think it might not be a good idea.