SO .... You're defending those gutless weasels standing around with their thumbs up their rear-ends because they "MIGHT GET SHOT" (?!?) while a nut-case with a rifle shoots more kids in a school?
You're correct in that the cops didn't create this situation but if they could have saved ONE SINGLE KIDS LIFE (and I'd say the odds of this were good) it would have rated every one of those worthless piece of crap cops being shot storming the classroom far as I'm concerned.
Obviously out of control guns freaking EVERYWHERE is the crux of the problem but those PATHETIC excuses for "men" who protected themselves while kids died are complete wussies.
Read what I said again, I wasn't defending them and no where did I say anything you claim. Once you read it again and realize I didn't defend them at all, step back and take some time to let my comment about it not being black and white sink in. It's only an assumption that there would have been less deaths if the acted quicker, but that assumption ignores the other possible outcome, that more could have died, not necessarily from the shooter, but from friendly fire from the police. In such close quarters as I said, it's not black and white.
No matter how the police responded, right or wrong (I wasn't even arguing either direction), they are not the problem that created the situation, but that is how it's going to play out, that it was the police's fault and that is where the blame is going to be for ALL of those deaths, it's
not going to be argued that they could have saved some lives, it's going to be argued and painted that they could have prevented it from happing at all.. which is false and is one of the main points I was trying to make. They are not where the real blame should be placed for not preventing this from happening. . But that is how every one of these mass shootings go, rather than facing the truth, and placing the blame where it really belongs (the gun problem we have in this country) they find something else to blame. In this case, it is going to be the failure of the police even though, all they are is a reactionary response to an incident that has already started.