Meaningful solutions needed

Published 10:14 pm Wednesday, May 23, 2018

To the editor:

  • I propose these solutions to the mass shooting problem.
  • Do away with the “gun-free zone” status for affected schools. Most mass shootings have occurred there, because the shooters feel safer and then act boldly. This action would follow simple common sense.
  • Reduce the number of entry points to a bare minimum. Less convenience is worth increased protection for our school children.
  • In all schools, have dedicated, trustworthy, well-qualified, armed personnel who are assigned responsibility for likely targeted areas within the school spaces. Select people with police and/or military experience.
  • Hold the FBI, state and local police officers accountable for failure to perform their protection-related duties.

Ronald Pyle

Suffolk

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