I'd also like us to encourage people to gang rush shooters, rather than following their instincts to hide; if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, because even a guy with a very powerful weapon can be brought down by 8-12 unarmed bodies piling on him at once. Would it work? Would people do it? I have no idea; all I can say is that both these things would be more effective than banning rifles with pistol grips.
-Megan McArdle [above], The Daily Beast
I can just see the teacher instructing her students: "Kids, when the madman with the assault rife comes through the door, I want the class to run toward him. Susie and Billy, you lead."
Most conservatives apparently would rather sacrifice America's children than ever consider doing anything about the availability of guns in this country.
Today, McArdle realized what she had said was pretty stupid, so she clarified herself.
I completely agree that small children rushing a shooter would be a terrible idea. I can see how taken out of context, if you maybe hadn’t read the whole article, "young people" could be read to refer to the Newtown school children. But I was talking about teenagers, not first graders.*Facepalm*