Originally Posted by Winstonbiggs
You have children in your house and have a loaded gun readily available? I have an alarm system and police response to it is as fast as I could get to a gun and ammo that was properly locked up. Soft target, that's a good one. As if a guy woken from his sleep is actually going to defend himself with a concealable weapon or an assault rifle.
You know what a soft target is a teacher in an inner city school who weighs about 120 carrying a loaded gun. That's the NRA solution, pure stupid.
Weren't the guns used in CT. legally purchased. Weren't they used by a mass murdering criminal?
By the way your guffawing at the possibility of someone being awoken at night and forced to defend themself from a breakin is odd considering that exact scenario happens thousands of times every year.
Furthermore I think your criticism of the NRA solution is what is pure stupidity. Most schools have security guards. Having them sit there unarmed is absurd. If parents or the school district want more security train the guards and give them a concealed pistol. I guarantee you that goes a lot farther in keeping our kids safe than your weapons bans.