"It would allow for a tremendous peace of mind for parents to know that there is somebody at the school site who is trained and can actually be there to respond if, God forbid, one of these events happened," said Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami.
In the gun nut mind, a "bad guy" with a gun starts his killing spree somewhere on campus. Say, the library. All of the "good guys" with guns whip out their semi-automatics and fire back at him, Matrix-style. Perhaps delivering the kill shot with a witty line, "Time to check out". BLAM!
Reality: Gun violence is extremely rare on college campuses, due in no small part to colleges being gunfree zones. The last college homicide in Florida was 11 years ago. Sadly, outside of college campuses, gun violence has increased in cities all across Florida. The homicide rate skyrocketed since the passage of Stand Your Ground.
Reality: Several "good guys" with guns firing at a "bad guy" would likely be shot by police, who would have no way of knowing which one is the assailant.
Reality: In an environment where immature youths are not exactly known for making the best decisions with drugs and alcohol, perhaps it's not the best idea to add firearms into the mix.
Even John Thrasher, Koch-appointed FSU president and right-wing extremist, says this is a bad idea. He changed his tune when one of his friend's daughters was shot accidentally at a fraternity party.
Personal tragedy should not have to befall every lawmaker to stop recklessly supporting bills that only serve to spawn more violence.
Unfortunately, if this bill becomes law, the chance of that happening becomes more and more likely.