Neither did an armed guard.Originally Posted by veritas
A Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy, Neil Gardner, was assigned to the high school as a full-time uniformed and armed school resource officer. Gardner usually ate lunch with students in the cafeteria, but on April 20 he was eating lunch in his patrol car at the northwest corner of the campus, watching students in the Smokers' Pit in Clement Park. The security staff at Columbine did not observe the bombs being placed in the cafeteria, since a custodian was replacing the school security video tape as it happened. The bags holding the bombs were first visible on the fresh security tape, but they were not identified as suspicious items. No witness recalled seeing the duffel bags being added to the 400 or so backpacks already in the cafeteria.End Quote
Harris and Klebold were planning to kill over 400 students in the cafeteria using BOMBS.
Your crusade against "assault weapons" will not not stop mass killings. The people intent on committing such an act can and will use other means.
BTW, another poster provided a chart showing the 12 worst mass killings. Six of the twelve were committed using handguns only.
Anti-gun nutter Feinstein is proposing to classify existing handguns and shotguns as "assault weapons" and require them to be registered as NFA type weapons.
Slowly changing American culture to the point were we won't live in a country overflowing with guns and poisoned by the mind-set that leads so many crazed Americans to mass attacks will take generations, but changing the idea that it's "acceptable" to have a garage full of weapons with no other purpose than killing people is a good place to start, and the elimination of "military-style weapons" is a beginning.
Much of the anti-gun law argument comes down to a simple case of the perfect being the enemy of the good -- better still, the impossible being the enemy of the possible.
Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
- 120 specifically-named firearms;
- Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and
- Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
- Background check of owner and any transferee;
- Type and serial number of the firearm;
- Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
- Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
- Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.
I said existing weapons that fall under her legislation will be required to be registered as NFA type weapons. NFA weapons are the AR-16 automatic military type weapons. Registration of a NFA type weapon is intrusive and expensive.
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