Here's a great column by Larry Elder in Human Events: Do "Gun-Free" Zones Encourage School Shootings? by Larry Elder Posted: 10/18/2007 http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=22911 Here are a few excerpts: "Do shooters consider schools "gun-free zones"? Do they consider it unlikely that any authority figure -- whether teachers or, in some cases, security guards -- poses an armed threat? But in some school shooting cases, guns helped to end shooting sprees and minimize loss of life and injury." "Israel gets it. Since the 1970s, on school campuses in Israel, policy requires teachers and parent aides to arm themselves with semi-automatic weapons. The result? School shootings have plummeted to zero." There's much more. Enjoy.