It seems that everyone has an opinion regarding having armed personnel at schools, whether or not to ban certain weapons and magazines, requiring licensing for possessing a hand gun along with finger printing of the purchasers ("Gun advocates detail plan to arm teachers," April 3). I have no agendas, so these views are based on common sense. As a grandparent, I would love to see an armed person at my grandchildren's schools.
I don't necessarily think it should be an educator but maybe someone that has experience in protecting such as veteran who has served and protected a nation. As they did protecting this country I am sure that they would give their lives to protect the children and educators in our schools. It's not a job, but an honor, much more effective than a locked door and a telephone.
Regarding the weapons ban; I have read it over and over again ("House passes gun control," April 4). I fail to see where there is anything suggested regarding imposing any new laws or restrictions on the criminals and mentally ill that are caught possessing a firearm or using it in commission of a crime. The only thing that I do see is that more restrictions regarding what a law abiding citizen must go through in order to purchase and own a firearm. Agenda? I think so. Common sense? None.
Joe Haycock, Linthicum