Re "NRA calls for armed police officer in every school" (Tribune, Dec. 22):
The National Rifle Association's top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, said "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." At least that's true in the Western movies I've seen. Peace is restored after some shoot-out, where the guys in black hats are killed by the sheriff and brave townsfolk.
The problem in real life is that we can't so easily tell who is bad. Decent people, in the right setting, do stupid things with guns, like our two Utah neighborhood watch guys who shot at each other.