There`s one other thing I think the authors should have stressed. I do believe they go too easy on the “zero tolerance” policies. Or omit an important aspect, at least. I quote:
A teacher in Manassas, Virginia, obtained a state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon, and did carry her sidearm for protection at night. On March 6, 2000, she accidentally and unknowingly brought the loaded sidearm onto school property in her closed purse. Another teacher came upon the purse left unattended, opened it, and discovered the gun. /… … … / Virginia`s “sensible” gun law snared this teacher for a mistake that hurt nobody. /… … / The anti-self-defence (“gun control”) lobby did not protest this senselessly severe application of that “sensible” law.
Well I ask you! What kind of a community is that? Do they find it acceptable and legal to rummage about someone else's belongings with neither leave nor search warrant? Do they think breaking and entering perfectly OK too? Why wasn`t the nosey teacher punished or put to shame, at the very least? What kind of citizens might be fostered by such “educators”? Peepers and stalkers and thieves and conceited ones with no respect for the privacy of others? Or what?
It is things of this kind, if anything, that call for “zero tolerance”, not guns!