Virtually every adult in the nation attended a school where guns were not allowed. Now, the National Rifle Association insists that teachers should be armed. Those convinced that guns per se create a dangerous environment are forced by law to send their children into classrooms with poorly trained, armed teachers.
The recent accidental gun discharge at Salt Lake's library by a trained security guard should give us pause. Thank heaven that did not occur in a classroom, but a gun accident at school undoubtedly will happen.
The claim that guns always improve self-defense is a myth. A gun in the home has a much higher chance of killing a family member than of being used to stop an intruder.