The tragedy in Connecticut has again sparked debate about violence and ways to prevent it. Many solutions are being touted but upon reflection they bring up many more questions. Doing something at schools seems the obvious starting point. Arming teachers (or some teachers) is one offering. But what teacher in his right mind goes into education with the prospect of some day confronting an armed crazy person? Who trains you? Who provides the weapon? Do you qualify for hazardous duty pay? Where do you keep your weapon during school hours? When the budget cuts come, do we keep the guards and let the teachers go?
There is one solution that no one wants to talk about. It's the one you come to after you have asked all the right questions about all the other options. If you don't know what I am talking about, you haven't asked yourself enough questions.