We have talked to many dozens of people who have been present at these mass public shootings. The feeling of utter helplessness that these victims face as they try to hide from these killers is overwhelming. But with gun-free zones, the only person who has a weapon is the killer. Last year the Kentucky state legislature considered legislation to get rid of gun-free zones at schools, but the legislation went nowhere. When will the state legislature get rid of these gun-free zones?
From Fox News:
Police were seen leading a teenager away in handcuffs and said the suspect will be charged with murder. It was the nation’s first fatal school shooting of 2018.
Students ran for their lives out of Marshall County High School, jumping into cars and running down a highway, some not stopping until they reached a McDonald’s restaurant more than a mile away.
“They was running and crying and screaming,” said Mitchell Garland, who provided shelter to between 50 and 100 students inside his nearby business. “They was just kids running down the highway. They were trying to get out of there.” . . .
A summary of the arguments on this issue for this shooting is available here.
Educate yourself about mass public shootings:
Virtually all these mass public shootings keep occurring in places where general citizens are banned from having guns (see here).
Information on insurance premiums for schools after they have allowed teachers and staff to carry guns is available here. There is no evidence that we could find that they increased. The extremely low rate of accidental shootings is available here.
UPDATE: A couple legislators are pushing to let people carry guns on school property by adding a school marshal to schools. Apparently, they proposed this bill the same day of the attack. From the Courier Journal:
The goal is to give schools another tool that can improve the safety of their institutions and help protect children from active shooter situations, West said.
“It gives them another option to enhance their security within the school building and it allows them to not be a soft target,” he said . . .
Here is an example of the type of signs that are up at the state schools.