Reply to anomia reposted, regarding the social contract:
Everyone's so afraid! Give all the teachers guns! Take all the guns away!
Jesus H. Christ, the nature of living in society is accepting a certain (low) degree of risk that the bastard in his Mazda Miata might be drunk and stoned, or that the untreated crazy kid might go berserk.
How about rephraming that it takes courage to re-accept that social contract without changing things drastically -- i.e. attacking a country who did nothing to us, taking away the guns that many in our culture love (f*** knows why), or arming teachers.
Send in the National Guard to Kent St. in 1970! Oh, wait...