Crime

A just-released video from the Department of Homeland Security offers many suggestions when confronted with an "active shooter," but neglects the single most effective one: resistance by armed civilians.

Teachers are ignoring complaints by anti-gunners that being armed would somehow increase violence in the classroom and are instead taking firearms safety classes in increasing numbers.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. is raising eyebrows for telling residents that the police aren't always available and that they need to be prepared to protect themselves with a firearm.

The Internet is rife with details about the firearms Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and 6 adults before turning a handgun on himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, but information about Lanza's medical history is scarce, feeding speculation that he may fit the profile of school shooters under the influence of antidepressant medication.

California Senator Dianne Feinstein's bill, "The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013," is a planned overreaction to the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and has little chance of passing into law.

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