Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tactical Nuke: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

• Hey, isn't the end of the world just a few days away? Couldn't those Mayan blokes have made it after Christmas? I want to play with my new stuff.

• The Chief of police of the LAPD wants to start a thing where officers visit schools every day.

  Ok, see, that's a start. That isn't a complete solution, but it is going in the right direction at least. Basically, it's bringing good guys with guns to a place that bad guys with guns would normally be unopposed.

  I'm all for it.

• Well, but then it's LA...so there are other reasons to have cops at schools there, so they probably do that already without even trying.

  I mean, the average LA school probably makes half a dozen 911 calls every day, so...

• Carry on.


  1. Do you think they could implement an idea like that without requiring more $$$ ?

    The parking lot of my daughter's high school is connected to that of the police/fire station. I used to think that was odd. No more.

    1. I don't know. I would think it could just be some patrol route adjustments, but they would probably use it to justify adding a couple more guys to the squad.

      Personally, I think a school should have armed guards. So should movie theaters and shopping malls, and any other venue of that type where there are masses of people that are easy to shoot at. Banks have armed guards and so do a lot of sports stadiums.

      The point is, we do practice this type of protection a lot of places. But the most unprotected places seem to have some kind of "holy ground" label attached to them, schools being the prime example.

      And the other side of the coin, of course, is getting rid of "gun free zones". Let people conceal carry, or even open carry when it is appropriate. When the good guys with guns out number the bad guys in a given area, good wins.