We've told you about the president's plan to try and curb gun violence. One of the ideas includes providing schools with more resource officers, if they want them. The president also wants to reinstate the assault weapons ban, renew a 10-round limit on the size of ammunition magazines, require background checks on all gun sales, and put more money in mental health care.
Following the Sandy Hook shooting, South Bend Council President Derek Dieter proposed armed guards at all South Bend schools.
Dieter, who is a South Bend police officer, hopes to have the guards in place by the 2013-2014 school year. He plans to put together a training program with the help of police. The program would teach trainees how to handle firearms and identify the mentally unstable. Deiter estimates it would cost $35,000 a year to have one armed guard. He wants to employ retired police officers and veterans.
"But it would greatly deter someone coming into a building because they do not want to get in a gun fight with someone who probably shoots better than they do and has been trained to meet that threat," said Deiter.
Dieter also mentioned limiting access to schools – Making sure people go through only one door and that all the security cameras and alarms are working. He also wants schools to develop a comprehensive plan for emergency response, which is another executive order signed by President Obama.