Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
In a perfect world, no one would be the victim of the mentally deranged or an evil probably psychotic
The media and politicians are having a heyday with theses tragedies; perspective must be called for.
I will do so using the statistics from the source below breaking down all mass murders since Columbine, then break down school mass murders, then bring the reader to a startling realization on how many kids are actually shot per year while attending school.
Also this site will not cover this issue any longer as it is a meaningless effort and just supports the lunacy of the mainstream media and politicians.
A total of 242 people, not children in schools have been killed since April 20, 1999. In the deadliest high school shooting in US history, teenagers Eric Harris and Dylan Kiebold shot up Columbine High School in Littleton, CO. They killed 13 people and wounded 21 others. They killed themselves after the massacre.
The list ends for the time being, with the 26 people shot and killed, with twenty being children, at Sandy Hook elementary school on Friday morning, December 14, 2012
A total of 104 people have been murdered while at school over a 14 year span. Any doubts? Please do the math, I did from the links provided above.
Getting to the point, these numbers demonstrate 7.428 people were killed in schools per year by unspecified types of guns during this time span.
More oppressive gun legislation is clearly not the answer as for the most part the weapons used in these murders were obtained illegally.
Retired troopers patrolling schools in Pennsylvania district Butler, Pa., officials acted quickly after the Newtown school massacre to hire qualified people with law enforcement credentials to keep watch on campuses.
He was concerned about a copycat attack on the day of the Connecticut shootings. But, as he read reports of the massacre, he started to worry more about something else.
For 20 years, he had specialized in school safety, filling three binders with security plans and lock down drills — all of which felt suddenly inadequate. In the case of an attack, would a “threat alert” do him any good?
Here in Butler, a shale-mining town in the woodsy hills north of Pittsburgh, Strutt and the school board decided their reaction to Newtown could allow for neither hesitation nor ambiguity. No local school had ever experienced a gun-related threat, but neither had Sandy Hook Elementary. The district had a $7 million deficit, but some priorities demanded spending.
The school board worked out details with a solicitor, who submitted a proposal to a judge, who came into work on a Sunday to sign an emergency order. Before the first funeral began in Newtown, Butler’s head of school security began calling retired state troopers to ask two questions with major implications for the future of public education:
Did they own a personal firearm?
Would they be willing to carry it into an elementary school?
Shrinking budget, changing needs
Frank Cichra owned a gun that he was willing to carry, so he arrived early last week at a shooting range in the mountains outside Butler, hoping to qualify as an armed school policeman. He wore snow boots, a heavy jacket and earmuffs that doubled as ear protection from the cracking sound of gunfire. He slipped on gloves and cut the black fabric away from his right index finger.