I'm at the library today. Spending 8 hours in a gun-free zone.
I am so tempted to go into the director's office and ask her what she thinks the gun-free zone sign will do, how it will protect us. (though she's not the one who made the law that forces us to display the sign) Does she really believe that a crazed gunman with a grudge against librarians will see the sign on the door, stop himself and choose another target for his rampage....
I just spoke to the children's librarian (I suppose the director is out, taking her extended lunch). I said, "What if someone came into the library with a gun? What are we supposed to do?" (the employee handbook only recommends calling 911 in event of a "life threatening" emergency. Pretty vague.) She said,"But they're not supposed to bring guns into the library! We're gun free now."
I guess I have some work to do.