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A good guy outgunned

There is a problem with the NRA’s much-touted “good guy with a gun”: it only works if that good guy can hit the “bad guy” rather than one of the unfortunate bystanders.

Let’s see: the conceal-carry employee in the school has a handgun, while it seems the attacker typically has a rifle, inherently more accurate. For that matter, the attacker is generally a gun enthusiast with excellent marksmanship. Meanwhile the teacher is probably spending as much time as possible working on teaching and is often overworked just accomplishing that.

Needless to say, I do not support arming teachers as a solution to school gun violence.

Tim Rolfe



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