Friday, August 3, 2012

Instead Of Gun Control: More Private Security

Paul M. Barrett offers a good idea in Businessweek.

The movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., has provoked the usual calls for stricter gun control. Surely, liberals argue, we can do without 100-round drum magazines such as the one the Colorado killer is said to have used. The National Rifle Association, once it comes out of its bunker to respond, will oppose any and all new gun control laws.

... Today, let’s talk about something we could do without contentious legislative proposals or renewed culture war. Let’s talk about security guards.

If you really want to stop mass shootings in public places, demand that owners of movie theaters, supermarkets, playgrounds, and you-name-the-venue hire armed security guards to keep watch for people dressed in body armor and carrying weapons.

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