We reported earlier about Texas, now it looks like Virginia is thinking along the same lines.
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) said on Tuesday that it’s “time to have a discussion” about arming school officials, in wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.
“If someone had been armed, there would have been a possibility to stop the person from coming into the school,” McDonnell said on Washington’s WTOP radio . “I know there is a knee-jerk reaction against that, but I think we should have a discussion about it.”
He continued: “If a person [like Sandy Hook’s principal Dawn Hochsprung] was armed and trained, could they have stopped the carnage? Perhaps.”
But McDonnell said that while lawmakers should discuss gun control policies and mental illness, it’s also important not to “over-react.”
“The key is don’t over-react. Don’t react when you’re emotional because your policies might not be right. The key is looking at what works,”