From the article:
When the shooting started at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday, there was an armed deputy on duty at the school — someone tasked, specifically, with keeping the students inside safe.
He was outside when the first shots were fired. And he stayed there for four minutes as the shooter murdered 17 people.
These revelations about the actions — or, more accurately, inaction — of deputy Scot Peterson came on the same day that National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke in front of the Conservative Political Action Conference, making a by now very familiar argument for guns.
“To stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre said to applause from the CPAC crowd on Thursday morning.
The problem for LaPierre is that this latest shooting in Parkland, Florida, isn’t an affirmation of that view. It’s a direct rebuttal.
That wasn’t a good guy with a gun, that was a coward with a gun. But Sleezy makes a good point about depending on the police to protect you.
If an active shooter is inside your school, security has already failed. You have to depend on police response time when the bad guy is already killing people. We need to focus on keeping these psychos OUTSIDE with fences, wall, doors, and gates. If the only ways into the school are either locked or protected by an armed guard, that gains you precious time.
Think of it this way, would you rather deal with someone trying to break into your house or an intruder already in your living room?