People are drawing precisely the wrong conclusion from yesterday's horrific mass murder in Connecticut. Read this. The reporter makes it sound as though the guns themselves are doing the killing. Nope. Yesterday, an evil person did the killing. He chose a school because he knew there would be no resistance, either by the children themselves or by their teachers or administrators. He knew that nobody in the school would be armed, and that he could shoot to his heart's content until he chose to stop. (Ask yourself why he didn't go to the police department or a firing range to do his killing.) The conclusion to be drawn is that there need to be more armed people in the schools. It doesn't matter whether they're police officers, private security guards, or teachers and administrators. The mass murderers among us don't want confrontation; they want helpless victims. Instead of taking guns away from law-abiding citizens, we need more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens. This will put the fear of death into murderers. Admittedly, not all of them will be deterred by the prospect of death. Not everyone is deterrable, after all. But some of them will be. If we love our children, we will protect them by seeing to it that they are surrounded by well-armed, highly trained people.