• Arming students would make campuses more dangerous every hour of every day• Armed students would be accountable to no one• Arming students would not deter the rare campus shooting• Academic debate cannot flourish in a room full of guns• There are better ways to make college campuses safer
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What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.Reason #3. Arming Students Would Not Deter the Rare Campus Shooting
Suicidal attackers cannot be deterred. The perpetrators of mass shootings are nearly always suicidal, and end up taking their own lives at the end of their rampages. Armed students would likely become the first targets of any suicidal attackers, who can prepare for such an attack by maximizing their firepower. For example, a crazed gunman who attacked a city council outside St. Louis, Missouri, in March 2008, first shot and killed two armed police officers before continuing his rampage. He even used one of the officer's guns in furthering his attack.