Twenty six people were murdered today at an elementary school. Its magnitude was such that I first thought the report was about an overseas tragedy.
Voices pro and con regarding gun control shriek, while a recession-weary populace numbly hugs its children, thanking God this didn't happen to them.
There may be an organic solution to this appalling vulnerability,
After September 11th, select airline crew men were trained as " Federal Flight Deck Officers ", authorized to carry firearms whose ammunition is designed not to de-pressurize aircraft.
They are the last line of defense in occasionally unfriendly skies. Should all else fail, they will defend the aircraft with lethal force if needed.
After today, hardening America's soft under belly of gun free school systems ( assailants exempted ) may require a radical thought for some:
Arming select teachers and/or support staff.
Let it sink in before you react.
There are only so many school resource officers and private ones to go around. When budgets tighten, security is the first thing eliminated or severely cut.
Our ally Israel arms school support personnel ( including designated parents ) while on campus. Critics may say, " but they have a terrorism problem " as grounds for such action.
Active shooters facing unarmed students, faculty and staff is more than enough terrorism for average Americans.
Chronically unsafe inner city neighborhoods could use this option since armed criminals and psychotics happen there more often.
Today's tragedy in Connecticut reminds us that disarming the law abiding means attackers can press lethal advantages long before law enforcement arrives.
If airline crews are armed as an airborne last line of defense, why are school's first line of defense, teachers, left too often with their bodies as the only protection when children are attacked?
Save the children: arm faculty.
Make criminals and crazies think twice.
Cap Black, The Hood Conservative, says,
" Unarmed schools invite armed fools!"
" Be your OWN Superhero!"