Purdue University Research: Guns Are Beneficial in Schools

Purdue University Research: Guns Are Beneficial in Schools

Purdue University’s Homeland Security Institute (HSI) has used a “special threat assessment computer program … to look at the issue of guns in schools scientifically.” 

Their discovery? Having guns in schools is beneficial. 

According to WLFI.com, HSI’s Eric Dietz said, “At least in the case of an active shooter, our data shows it could be a lot safer with a few guns around that are there to help the police in a very constructive and measured way.”

Dietz also said having “a school resource officer improved response time by 80 percent” over schools without an armed officer presence. 

On December 16, Breitbart News reported that the shooting incident at Arapahoe High School lasted only 80 seconds because of the presence of an armed resource officer who confronted the shooter. On the other hand, when Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary, there was no armed personnel to counter him; thus, he had approximately four unimpeded minutes to carry out his heinous crime. 

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