According to NRA President Wayne LaPierre, armed guards would prevent killing sprees as public schools.
CNN’s full account of the Columbine School massacre makes clear that Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Neil Gardner, an armed 15 year law enforcement veteran, WAS assigned to the Columbine School and did try to stop the massacre, to no avail.
In fairness, perhaps LaPierre wasn’t asserting that a single armed guard was enough. Maybe he meant that what would really be required to prevent a gun massacre is a whole armed force. You know, like, say, an entire police department at Virginia Tech University or pretty much everyone at Fort Hood military base.
H/T: An anonymous commenter at the Daily Dish.