Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last several hours, you’ve heard about the bombs that went off (raw footage here) near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today. Two have been confirmed dead – including an 8 year old (reportedly), over 100 injured – some severely (lost limbs, per reports). Another bomb was found later but defused, and fire at JFK library was unrelated to the marathon attacks.
One of the arguments gun control advocates have made in the wake of the massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school is that an armed defender would do no good, perhaps be even more dangerous to children and staff than simply hiding, or… something. (1)