Could Sandy Hook shooting be a gun-control tipping point?

“One thing more than 30 years in law enforcement has taught me is that any guns on campus are best left in the hands of trained professionals,” says public safety advisor Patrick Fiel.

The terrible tragedy in Newtown, Conn., that claimed the lives of 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School has revived memories of the Virginia Tech slayings and prompted campus officials to review their own safety measures.

But it’s also raised familiar questions about gun control—an issue that is particularly sensitive on college campuses, where controversial measures allowing students to carry weapons have passed recently in a handful of states.

The question surfaces each time a mass murder unfolds, especially at a school: Will this one change the political calculus in Washington, D.C., against tougher gun control?…Read More