q1w2e3 saidIt's the president's daughters. If every kid were a target for kidnapping, I would say every kid needs a Secret Service agent.
My thought, exactly. Extend this logic further and every American needs a Secret Service agent. If it comes with access to my personal plane, too, I'll take it.
riddler78 saidYou either have gun free zones or you don't. This is hypocrisy. I note as well that the Israelis don't have an issue with this kind of thing either despite the risk to their kids. I wonder what their solution is.
A friend just posted this on Facebook:http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/17/15971960-conn-massacre-lessons-from-israel-where-guns-are-a-way-of-life?lite
Conn. massacre: Lessons from Israel, where guns are a way of life
By Paul Goldman, NBC News
In Israel, schools are protected by armed guards, and everyone is on some sort of an alert for suspicious objects or people. Cars and personal belongings are checked at cafés, movies theaters, public buildings and malls.
...However, it is very difficult for any Israeli civilian to purchase and own a gun, and all must have a license to do so. The ownership of assault rifles by a private person is forbidden, and pistols are limited to one per person.
In a country with a population of almost 8 million there are only about 300,000 weapons, of which just over half - 170,000 - belong to private individuals. The rest belong to security institutions.
The license process, which must be completed every year, includes mental and physical health checkups as well as a firing-range exercise. Most importantly, it is a crime with harsh penalty to carry a weapon in Israel without a license.
Security guards must meet regulations before they are granted the license to carry a gun; they must be at least 27 years old, unless they served in the army, in which case they can apply at the age of 21. They also need to be a resident of Israel for at least three years and sign a waiver that gives the health ministry and the police the right to check their health and criminal records.