How many people are going to buy the argument that we should allow nuts to buy assault-style rifles and then spend all kinds of money to protect everyone from them? Wouldn't it be much more sensible just to keep these guns out of the hands of the nuts and let everyone live without fear, and avoid the deaths and the huge expense required to place armed guards everywhere?
Why would we want to play such a deadly game: Put assault-style rifles in the hands of nuts. Then hire thousands of security guards, give them guns too, and send them into all of the schools to wait for the nuts to show up and the shooting to start? And what if some of the armed security guards become unstable and open fire on the children they are supposed to be guarding? There are some people who appear normal, but would love a chance to get hired, armed, and allowed into schools so they have the opportunity to start killing.
All those armed guards -- and that is just for schools. How about the other places? What about the nuts like the one who used his assault-style rifle to kill firemen a couple of days ago? What about temples and churches, movie theaters, office buildings and subways, etc? We would need an army just to protect ourselves from the nuts we allowed to have these lethal guns. It would be a HUGE EXPENSE. And would ONE guard per place be enough? The first thing a nut would do would be to kill the guard, and then open up on everyone else. Is the solution to arm everyone, to have everyone carry guns around with their phones and tablets, and then wait for the first nut with a gun to start a shoot-out?
Even armed guards placed everywhere wouldn't be able to stop all of the killing. So what is the tolerable number of deaths? Would it be OK if only a few of the children in your neighborhood were killed, but not all of them? Would it be OK if only one of your children was killed, but not all of them? Would you allow someone's child to be killed so that a nut can have a lethal rifle? Your child?
Enough with appeasing the NRA, gun and ammunition manufacturers, and the Congressmen they have bought off. Let's do the cheap simple sane solution: Allow people to have regular guns, not assault-style rifles meant to kill a lot of people quickly. The only purpose for these assault-style rifles is to kill a lot of people fast. Don't let the nuts get assault-style rifles. Use tax money to educate the children. Don't take tax money away from the children and give it to guards so that they can wait in the schools for nuts with assault-style rifles.