The NRA said basically this a week after the Newtown shooting. Most of us
didn't take the time to watch the press conference and we relied on the
media (including the DNews)to give us a very bad and nonobjective summary of
that press conference. As I recall everyone said it was "impractical"
and "costly." Neither of which I understood because the NRA was
offering its services of training, tactical building design etc. for free and
suggesting how schools may find more free help through volunteer efforts of
retired military and policing agencies.
This "expert" was careful not to suggest the use of a weapon. Swarm
him, throw a fire extinguisher at him...but no pistols.Why? Because
he's selling his services to academia. And academia is allergic to guns.
It's not in their narrative.It's the same reason police chiefs
won't talk about armed citizens. They work for liberal mayors. Sheriffs
on the other hand work for voters and are not afraid to tell people to get
trained and use a weapon.So, the debate is a little skewed and the AP is
more than willing to play along.