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Monday, February 03, 2014

How not to reduce school shootings

AP - Despite increased security, school shootings continue
Associated Press: There’s been no real reduction in the number of U.S. school shootings despite increased security put in place after the rampage at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.

In Pennsylvania and New Mexico, Colorado and Tennessee, and elsewhere, gunfire has echoed through school hallways, and killed students or their teachers in some cases. “Lockdown” is now part of the school vocabulary.

An Associated Press analysis finds that there have been at least 11 school shootings this academic year alone, in addition to other cases of gun violence, in school parking lots and elsewhere on campus, when classes were not in session…

Experts say the rate of school shootings is statistically unchanged since the mid- to late-1990s, yet still remains troubling.
When you’ve tried everything but making it harder for kids to get their hands on guns and the number of school shootings remains unchanged, maybe it’s time to go with the one thing you haven’t tried. Maybe we should try living in a society that isn’t so saturated with firearms that kids have no problem at all finding one if they want one.

Maybe it’s time to stop being so fucking stupid.

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