Then I say: DEPUTIZE US!
So what are some real answers? For one thing, let's look more closely at what happened in CT; where the Sandy Hook school went on lock-down and the kids did as they were trained to do. Did the trainging work, and save lives? No, they did not.
What happened when the school locked down? The teachers and kids got locked in with their assassin, and he could apparently take his time. If anything, Sandy Hook, like Aurora Colorado demonstrated the failure of gun restrictions and "gun free" zones; December the 13th may go down as CT State Failure Day.
So maybe instead of banning the guns, deputize the teachers and allow them to be armed so they can protect against killers with deadly force. They also need to re-assess what they are drilling kids to do since hiding them in a "safe room" to cower didn't work.
That said, I think people need to understand what a "lock down" is. When the lock down alarm sounds (a unique sound, unlike a fire drill) the classroom doors and windows are locked, window shades are drawn, lights are turned off. Everyone moves as far away as possible from the windows and doors and huddles down against the wall which has the most obstacles around - teachers desk, file cabinets etc.... Understand, that by no means is a "safe room" created here! It's purpose is to physically hide and visually camoflage persons, and to slow down the attackers progress until police arrive. My understanding in this incident is that the killer immediately targeted a two classroom area before any lockdown took place. But then, the our irresponsible media seems to have scewed up every detail about this tragedy since minute one!!