To the Editor:
The horrific massacre of five innocent women in a bank in Sebring, Florida begs for an immediate solution of an invasion by an active shooter into any public occupied space.
Gun control is not the sure answer as a derange assassin can and will obtain a destructive weapon from many illegal sources. According to Small Arms Survey there are over 393 million civilian held firearms in the United States.
We need to defensively employ new means to give intended victims a living chance to safely escape from harm's way. Metal detectors at entrances, immediate alert systems, protective spaces, and qualified armed personnel, are only a few of the many proposed methods.
The need is urgent as we all are now candidates for becoming a victim from these increasing violent public tragedies.
President, RES Associates