After Columbine, Bill Clinton proposed using armed policemen to protect schools in the same way that we protect our banks, businesses and neighborhoods. The NRA made the same common sense proposal and were met with screams of derision by nutcases on the left.
One of their justifications is that “there was an armed guard at Columbine and it didn’t help.” As usual, they have no idea what they are talking about.
There was an armed sheriff’s deputy sitting in a car in the front parking lot when the shooting broke out inside the school. There was also an armed motorcycle cop nearby writing a traffic ticket. By the time they got there, they couldn’t get within sixty yards of the shooter – far out of range for a pistol.
What they did accomplish was keeping the shooters occupied and allowing for many students to escape. They also kept the perpetrators from detonating the huge amount of explosives they were able to bring into the school – because there were able to get in without passing a guard.
Had there been an armed guard at the front door, it is very unlikely that Columbine would have happened.