Preventing School Shootings

RECEIVED Tue., March 12, 2013

Dear Editor,
    Instead of training teachers and women to respond to gun violence, why don't we just prevent school shootings in the first place? If there are no school shootings, teachers can focus on being teachers. This may sound incredibly naive, but in 1996 in the UK, we did just that.
    I am aware that the gun industry in the USA gets nearly half its revenue from the so-called "gun show loophole,” and that the NRA and GOP are sworn to protect that revenue stream above children's lives. I disagree with their position and find it reprehensible, but I respect the First Amendment as much as the Second, if not more.
    I have the solution to the gun violence if anyone is interested:
Dave Crooke, Ph.D.
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