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Gun Free Zones and Layers of Protection

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by ZeSpectre, Dec 20, 2012.

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  1. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Member

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    This classic article from 2010 is making the rounds again. I love the point, we've built so many layers of protection against fire that nobody even thinks about it anymore and an arsonist stands almost zero chance of hurting anybody in a school.

    I think we're LONG overdue for some focused activism geared towards getting the same layers of protection in place for other dangers like an active shooter.

    follow link for full article
     
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    Interesting information, now what do we do with it to help protect our rights guaranteed under the 2A?
     
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    We deflect/re-direct some of this emotional energy aimed at guns and gun owners into USEFUL activity. Start trying to educate people on effective actions for the future.

    I guess something like "Hey I understand that you want to DO SOMETHING and so do I, when fire was a severe danger in schools we started building layers of protection into the schools (physical alterations, fire doors, staff training, tools such as fire extinguishers). I think the time has come to start doing the same thing to protect against evil people who would harm our children by installing things like anti vehicle bollards, man-trap entrances, bullet resistant windows on ground floors, and training school staff in how to respond."

    It seems to me that as we divert that emotional energy into proactive and effective actions we will reduce a lot of pressure against our rights.
     
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