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Friday, May 18, 2018
The solution to school shootings
The following article
appeared in Powerline on May 17th
By Paul Mirengoff
Milby, a former student at Dixon High School in Illinois, entered the school
several shots near the gymnasium where students had assembled for
graduation rehearsal. He was then confronted by Mark Dallas, who has been with
the Dixon Police Department for more than a decade and has spent the past few
years as school resource officer. (Dixon, by the way, is the boyhood home of
Milby ran away,
leaving the school. Dallas chased him. When Milby shot at Dallas, he returned
the fire, striking
the former student who was then taken into custody.
A few more cases like
the one in Dixon should largely end the tragic fad of shooting up schools. The
losers who do the shooting want to go succeed and, in some cases, to go out in
a blaze of “glory.” They don’t want to chalk up yet another inglorious loss.
Thus, if they don’t think they’ll produce carnage, they are unlikely to
undertake the mission.
Not all of these
losers will be deterred by the likelihood of failure. Those who aren’t will
likely be gunned down very early on, assuming schools have people like Dallas
on hand. However, at least two armed staff members who possess demonstrated
competence with fire arms are probably necessary to ensure the proper balance
of power. One officer, even a Mark Dixon, can’t always be expected to prevail.
This is the solution
to the school shooting epidemic. Gun control isn’t. We don’t rely on gun
control to protect banks, armored cars, and airports. We rely on security
measures specific to each of these targets, and these security measures include
Now that schools have
become a target of shooters, the same approach should be used. Thankfully, it
was yesterday in Dixon, to excellent effect.