This debate about Sandy Hook is one I wish we never had to have. But...it happened, and we're having it. Whats the best solution? Most common sense one? How about nothing. Yep. NOTHING. We'll toss around new laws, new ideas, new policies, etc, etc. But nothing will really work. How about some cold hard reality: GUNS- We screwed the pooch decades ago on this one with allowing assault rifles to be owned by the civilian sector. BUT, we did it, and there is NO GOING BACK. Along with our open border, this one is just reality. Assault rifles on American streets is 100% permanent. We dont have the military/police manpower, political will, or simple logistical capability to reverse that. Assault weapons are here to say, forever, may as well get used to it. ARMED GUARDS- Who will pay for it? Sure, right now there is political support. But what about in 5 years when the pay, benefits and pensions of those guards...who'll be cops mostly..are tossed into budget debates? Remember, we threw cops into every high school in the late 90's after Columbine. Now, they're basically armed babysitters, and parental and school discipline has been outsourced to the cops, sad but true. I guarantee the PD's will send the folks most unfit for patrol duty there to "get 'em off the road" as they'll view that elementary school as an extremely low risk, and drop their fat, bloated, pension-double-retirement dwelling cops on that duty. Then, hundreds of parents will view it as wasted money (in a few years). Nothing is going to change. We are knee-jerk reacting. But this is simply the reality of modern American life. The sooner we get over that, and accept it, the sooner we'll adapt. There is no SOLUTION. But...we can change how we do business. I'd immediately push this: Legalize weed. Redirect ALL police resources that were used to enforce weed laws to school safety. Thats an immediate, realistic change. Wont cost much. Just redirect priorities.