More guns a bad idea, especially in schools

Putting armed guards on school guards a crazy strategy

I agree with Wayne LaPierre, vice-president of the U.S. National Rifle Association, who, in a statement in the wake of the shootings at a Connecticut school said, “call me crazy to put armed guards in schools.”

Yes, he is definitely crazy, as are the many Americans who follow his philosophy.

Remember the high-profile shooting case (April 1999) at Columbine High School in Colorado?

In that scenario, there actually was an armed guard on the scene who tried and failed to stop two students from killing more than a dozen of their classmates and one teacher.

I was in the French army in the early 60s during the Algerian conflict with France, which was followed by the war against the FLN (Front de Libération Nationale). I know a great deal about guns. This is probably why I don’t own one.

In Canada, I don’t see the need for one – it is definitely not necessary. More guns do not solve violence.

On the contrary, having more guns promotes violence.

Unfortunately, it seems that too many Americans love guns more than life itself.

I am not against the American people, only the crazy ones like Monsieur LaPierre. Alors …

Philippe Bures

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