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2013-03-15 10:17:44 PM  
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This is a great, low cost idea. Every school should do this. Take one of those teacher in service days when the kids aren't there, bring in the cops, and have them shoot off different types of guns in different parts of the school. Here's what a pistol, shotgun, rifle, etc. sound like in the gym, hallway, cafeteria. Yes, I know it sounds like firecrackers, and nothing like what tv/movies implied. When you hear this sound, lock the classroom door and shove a filing cabinet in front of it.

This would do more to enhance student safety than ridiculous ideas like arming teachers and spending money on armed guards.

Next idea: set aside a desk in the main office and tell cops they're free to come in and use it to do their paperwork. Come in, have some coffee, chat up the secretary, and fill out all the reports you'd otherwise do while parked at the side of the road. Give them an Internet drop. Bam. You just got police presence in school and didn't have to spend a dime to do it.
2013-03-15 10:20:24 PM  
2 votes:

super_grass: This is the dumbest and most absurd thing ever.

How would knowing when a school shooting happens stop one?


It wouldn't. It would stop what keeps happening, where a teacher hears a funny sound, pokes her head out the door and gets her head blown off, leaving her students vulnerable.

How can you not see this?
2013-03-15 10:18:47 PM  
2 votes:
This is the AK-47 assault rifle, the preferred weapon of your enemy, and it makes a very distinctive sound when fired at you, so remember it.
2013-03-15 10:13:23 PM  
2 votes:
Having been in a situation where everyone else is looking up wondering what that sound is while I am diving towards the ground.

This is not so stupid.


An asshole shot a bouncer down the street during a fight.
2013-03-15 11:32:28 PM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Assuming they're willing to take as much firearms training as a cop and go through yearly requals, sure.


You put too much faith in police training requirements.  They frequently shoot themselves during routine handling.  Their actual hit ratio on suspects is something like 20%.  The "Hey I done passed my background check and sat through four-hour safety brief now I'm totally ready to whip my gun out and get all James Bronson onHey I done passed my background check and sat through four-hour safety brief now I'm totally ready to whip my gun out and get all James Bronson on the bad guys, because in movies it looks so totally easy to shoot someone"  the bad guys, because in movies it looks so totally easy to shoot someone" concealed carry crowd tends to do much better, somewhere around 60% of shots landed.

Police rarely use their guns.  Their training reflects this. Most of their job is riding around in a car, radioing back to the department, writing tickets, etc.  The gun thing is very minor for them.  It amazes me that people think cops are cops are experts on guns.  They're not.  They're better qualified at telling you how to operate a VHF radio than they are guns.

Their re-qualification is basically a joke to anybody that ventures out to the gun range more than twice a year to practice with a handgun.
2013-03-15 10:59:29 PM  
1 votes:

whatshisname: By the age of 18, I'm guessing the average American has heard about a million gunshots on TV and video games. Are the sound effects all wrong?


Yep.

I used to shoot a lot, and I live half a mile from an outdoor gun range.  What you see on TV, movies, and video games is nothing like reality.

The only thing I've ever seen right is the sound of a ricochet in a remote area where the round bounces off a rock.  That one they actually nail in old westerns and cartoons.  Go figure.
2013-03-15 10:46:56 PM  
1 votes:
If it pops, he's shooting away from you. If it cracks, he's shooting towards you. If you didn't hear it, he's shooting at you
2013-03-15 10:30:35 PM  
1 votes:

PacManDreaming: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Yes, I know it sounds like firecrackers

Not really. I can immediately tell you whether it was fireworks or gunshots. But, then again, unlike a lot of people, I grew up with exposure to both firearms and fireworks.


You can tell the difference. To people who haven't spent time around firearms, gunshots sound IDENTICAL to fireworks the first time they hear them. That is why this training is necessary. You cannot distinguish the sounds unless you've heard them often.
2013-03-15 10:25:14 PM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Next idea: set aside a desk in the main office and tell cops they're free to come in and use it to do their paperwork. Come in, have some coffee, chat up the secretary, and fill out all the reports you'd otherwise do while parked at the side of the road. Give them an Internet drop. Bam. You just got police presence in school and didn't have to spend a dime to do it.


I like this a lot.
2013-03-15 10:09:41 PM  
1 votes:
I deem this the 'French plan'.
 
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