Good, bad gunmen increase body count
The NRA claims the only person who can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Actually, that is a way to increase the body count.
The Army trained me, especially in nine weeks of Ranger school, how to respond to an enemy assault, which served me well in Vietnam. I have been shot at, and I know how I respond. Teachers, coaches, assistant principals and whoever else the NRA would like to arm would receive training how to handle and shoot weapons — at targets that don’t shoot back. Without intense training or combat conditions, no one knows how they would respond when attacked. I fear the result would be two people, one bad, one good, spraying bullets in a classroom of children or a church of parishioners.
The first priority to stopping mass shootings is to get the NRA out of Congress by voting out those who pander to its money. Second is stopping the sale to civilians of military-grade weapons, large capacity magazines and accessories that create automatic weapons. Third is increasing school security with trained officers until the first two priorities are accomplished. James M. Hemsley
U.S. Army, retired