When seconds count...

...the police are only minutes away.

The Lonely Conservative asks, "Why isn’t anyone talking about this? CNN posted a timeline of events at Sandy Hook, and according to the report it took police 20 minutes to respond. That’s an eternity."


But Barack Obama, who I suspect doesn't know his ass from his elbow when it comes to guns, has a plan. What could possibly go wrong?

But despite the lefty loons' fixation on confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens rather than on criminals and crazy people, many Americans want the focus to be more on mental health and police protection.

But even police protection is not a panacea. From a former cop, now a schoolteacher:

...In a free society, nothing can stop the deranged from committing crimes. Everything the Connecticut killer did is already as illegal as human beings can make it, which means little to one planning to take his own life.
Additional laws, particularly those disarming the innocent and law-abiding, accomplish nothing...
Absolutely, postitively read the whole thing, but the money quote (emphasis mine)?
Remember, above all, this foremost truth: No one is responsible for your personal safety and that of those you love but you.
In the wake of the Newtown massacre, some anti-gun people were putting their stupidity on display by snarkily suggesting that perhaps little schoolchildren should be given guns so that they can protect themsleves. Um, no—but other places where schoolchildren are constantly in danger (unlike here) seem to have this figured out:
There are certainly other things to talk about with respect to mental health issues and so on.  But when it comes to personal safety in general and that of children in particular, we need to make the case that disarming the population is very definitely a bug, not a feature.