Mass killings -- a modest proposal
Via Instapundit comes this post.
"Nearly all of the mass shootings of late have been in "gun-free zones." And the ones that weren't -- at the New Life Church in Colorado and the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia -- were stopped by private citizens (and members of the community being attacked) with their own weapons.
Now for my second thought. If these places aren't going to get rid of their "gun-free zone" status, despite the overwhelming circumstantial evidence that they simply get more people killed, then how can they improve their security where it actually make the people inside safer?
I have a few ideas."
And he goes into detail, all they have to do is surround them with unscalable walls, search everyone entering, search everything shipped in, armed guys at each entrance, security blanketing the inside, with power to search anyone inside, etc.
"This sounds like a lot of work, and it is. Luckily, we don't have to start from scratch -- a lot of the preparatory R&D has already been done for us.
All we need to do is take the existing plans for maximum security prisons and convert them to college campuses.
The same model can also work for shopping malls, but it'll take a bit more work.... That, it seems to me, is what it would take to set up a truly safe "gun-free zone." Anything less just makes these places little more than hunting preserves for psychos.
As was shown at Virginia Tech.
And the Omaha mall.
And Northern Illinois University."