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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by NaffNaffBobFace, Oct 3, 2017.
My thought of it is that the family as a whole anymore is not like it was 50's-70's when that all get together at the supper table said grace,ate and talked about the day. Now its home, tv, whatever they do now. This causes no morals or how to make correct decisions harder for the people growing up now.
I guess the kid that gets A's in every class needs to get a gun to watch the teacher now.. Or we can just set up snipers through out our cities...
Problem: Mass shootings that are allowed to continue for quite some time before a response can be mobilized
Solution: Kamikaze Drone swarms armed with Bear mace bombs. A system called Boomerang paired with intelligent Drone swarm technology could quickly detect a threat and dispatch a nonlethal response immediately. The drones would hone in on the gunshots (while fully capable of both indoor and outdoor flight) and identify the shooter using a series of sensors such as thermal imaging on a central mother-drone (to identify the heat of the freshly fired weapon) Once pinpointed, the swarm will descend on the shooter and burst their onboard bear mace packets (Similar tech to the dye packs used for bank robbers) to effectively end the assaulter's ability to utilize his weapon with any sort of accuracy. Once blinded, the suspect would be safer to apprehend by officers on the ground.
Does it end the problem? No, but its a good start. Shooting up a crowd of people would be a whole lot less romantic to crazies if they knew they would survive to face the music.
I vote for RESPONSIBLE gun ownership. But that's like saying "Now that you can drive, don't speed" to a teenager. People make the decision if they will use something for good or bad, and if its something that needs to be regulated and to what degree. I am a gun owner, but I'm also well trained on the use of my guns, the responsibility of owning them, when and when not to employ them, and which gun to use for the environment I will be in or when not to even have a gun. I strongly believe in our 2nd amendment rights, but I also think it requires training, regulation, and screening, because some people shouldn't have access to a gun, just like you wouldn't serve beer to someone under 21 or give a drivers license to a blind person. What the limits and stipulations of the restrictions should be I think we should vote on as a nation, but I think it definitely is a conversation that needs to happen and a step towards reducing the number of gun victims and deaths. I sure don't want to wonder "Will my kids die at school today."
I've been thinking about how to arm teachers while minimising the risk of them killing their pupils if the kids aren't behaving, and have come up with this plan of action:
Every classroom has a safe, out of reach of the students in a store cupboard or stationary room only the teacher has access to (there is always a store cupboard in a classroom, and if not a floor safe in a corner will be fine). The Safes contain 1x hand gun and ammunition. The ammo is limited, I propose only 6 rounds. The ammo and guns will be in a very strange, rare caliber like (making a number up) 7.12mm or in a strange shape like hexagonal bullets (they have existed before) and that caliber of gun will not be permitted to be manufactured except for the schools system to keep it rare and uncommon, and that caliber/shape of ammunition will not be on sale, anywhere, it will only be distributed in the schools system and kept in the safes.
The teachers DON'T have access to the safe code. It is locked and stays locked. The teachers have a Beeper or something similar. (yes, high technology) If a shooter enters the building and the alarm is raised, the code is sent out to the beepers and suddenly you have a school full of armed staff where moments earlier it was totally unarmed. Failing that the P.A. system could be used to call out a master code.
The limited ammo is to stop a mass killing spree if a teacher or a student breaks the safe open - the limited rounds may sound counter productive but if you have 1 shooter with 50 bullets and 10 staff with a total of 60 bullets between them it evens out, and it should only really take 1 bullet to stop a shooter... The strange caliber/shape bullet for a pistol is to stop a shooter from using the ammo present in the school for their own weapons, like if they come in with a bunch of 9mm semi's the (pulling a number from thin air) 7.12mm hexagonal pistol rounds are going to mean less than nothing to them.
The guns themselves would be maintained checked and cleaned by specialist staff outside the schools system, and only on weekends and in the holidays when there are no targets around.
If America has to arm teachers they also have to protect the kids. I feel the above way might just be the compromise both sides of the argument can live with.
What do you think?
News report on my side of the pond today: In drafts released there is no sign of the raising of the age to 21 to buy a rifle that had previously been tabled by president Trump... Apparently this was after a meeting with the NRA who advised it was "unconstitutional"...
"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
I was wondering about this. In the 1700's when this was written you'd be way more likely have a knife/sword/club than a gun, so does the above claim that it goes against it really stack up if under 21's are still allowed to bear those alternate arms? It says, "bear arms", not "bear fire arms"... As long as they are still allowed to keep and bear a cudgel that vital second amendment right would not have been infringed, surely?
Adding this to the fact it says "A well regulated militia", suggesting regulation was originally intended, sort of go hand in hand.
I am happy to suggest a compromise right away: it'd have to be handled delicately, perhaps not even a total block on under 21's buying guns, just limiting them to lower caliber ammunition like a .22 with perhaps lower power cartridges manufactured especially for the under 21's market?
It could help keep the gun makers and NRA happy too, as it basically creates a starter market that sits below the main one, and everyone growing up would have to pass through it to get to the over 21's weapons. You've just doubled the market overnight.
LOL, I found the clip I was looking for: