Likely would have saved some of them at the very least.
Not even likely, as you keep ignoring. "In a best case scenario" he could have saved some
of them. ****, I'll up it and say that best case scenario he could have saved all of them, but it isn't realistic. A more likely outcome of a single gun in a building that size is the same outcome. Twenty plus dead. You're ignoring that just because the shooter stopped for police dogs, police tactical units, a bomb squad, and a state police helicopter, he might not
feel that intimidated by a fourth grade teacher or Paul Blart with a single 9mm and questionable training, and I'm being highly
generous with the caliber for you on this one, because let's face facts in that there will never, eeeeeeeeeeeever, be a higher caliber weapon in a school just out of fear of piercing walls and causing more damage to the people they're meant to protect. You'll never get a .44. That is an example of an absolute truth. You're also assuming that if there was a gun on the premises that everything else would have played out exactly the same. I highly doubt that if there was a gun, the little creep would have gone through the front door, which would pretty much be where you stationed a guard. A roaming guard is only good if you've got multiple guards to cover a large portion of the area, and one in the middle makes him useless in all directions. Realistically, if there was an element of danger, he'd probably have had to think more thoroughly about it and most likely there would have been more blood shed, not less. Kid might have been mentally unsound, but I've yet to read anything where he was stupid. He was an honor student.
If you want to argue that when you say "likely" you now actually mean "in the best case scenario where everything lines up perfectly," then go ahead. But the likely outcome is that a single gun in Larry Daley's hands would have been pretty useless in Sandy Hook, or any similar sized facility. Edited, Jan 16th 2013 10:13pm by lolgaxe