Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 2 a.m.
Sam Chinkes’ letter, “Armed guards will not solve problem,” is partially correct when he states that the single most important advantage and frequent winner in any encounter is surprise. However, now there is no surprise awaiting any psychotic shooter who chooses to enter the killing fields of America: our schools and some of our movie theaters. Laws and rules only give the psychotics a safe place to conduct their slaughters of the innocent. Arming guards — and even better, qualified, capable volunteer teachers — would give these psychotics, who are not necessarily stupid, a reason to pause. And that deterrence would save lives.