We need more guns

assault weapon

I’m not sure that there’s any subject in the United States more contentious than guns. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but when you sit down and think about the arguments that we’ve had over guns, gun control and gun rights, there are no new arguments. Over the last 30 years we’ve heard the exact same arguments over and over and over again. As far as I can tell, there’s no new data. We have reached an impasse. I’m not sure that the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut have really changed anything.

From TPM:

A New York town that began assigning an armed police officer to guard a high school in the wake of the Connecticut massacre has suspended the program after an officer accidentally discharged his pistol in a hallway while classes were in session.

Lt. James Janso of the Lloyd police department tells media outlets Officer Sean McCutcheon will be suspended while an investigation continues.

McCutcheon was assigned to the high school in the Hudson Valley town of Highland in January. Janso says the program has been suspended for now.