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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:17 PM

How long until the gun nuts . . .

start suggesting that teachers should be required to carry handguns at school? This is coming.

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Reply How long until the gun nuts . . . (Original post)
djg21 Dec 2012 OP
KG Dec 2012 #1
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2012 #2
Major Nikon Dec 2012 #3
upaloopa Dec 2012 #4
missingfink Dec 2012 #5
Bjorn Against Dec 2012 #6
bbernardini Dec 2012 #7
Kalidurga Dec 2012 #8
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #9

Response to djg21 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:17 PM

1. it's been suggested here today. a totally insane notion.

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Response to djg21 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:18 PM

2. Oh, I'm sure it's been suggested,

on this site.

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Response to djg21 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:19 PM

3. More gun nuts to keep us safe from the gun nuts

Makes perfect sense if you think about it.

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Response to djg21 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:19 PM

4. It's already here

There were several posts today

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Response to djg21 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:22 PM

5. It was suggested on Freeperville as soon as.....

the word hit of the shooting. They suggest it wouldn't have happened if the teachers had been armed and carrying. Someone said that the gunman was undoubtedly a "raghead" terrorist. Someone else said it was surely a liberal who did it to make the gun industry look bad. One said (for him) it was the saddest day since November 6. I could go on.....

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Response to djg21 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:22 PM

6. There was already at least one thread from a DUer who was advocating this today

Some of the gungeon people around here are truly nuts.

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Response to djg21 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:23 PM

7. Actually, I figured they would suggest that the kids should be required to carry guns. nt

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Response to djg21 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:28 PM

8. Columbine...

Was the first time I heard that suggested.

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Response to djg21 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:35 PM

9. People have been advocating that for years.

Personally, I think it's a terrible idea (and I have a CCW permit...). For the most part, widespread concealed carry has conspicuously failed to result in the "bullets flying everywhere" scenarios opponents of the practice often predict. But a crowded classroom and a person driven the deeply rooted instinct to protect children isn't a situation in which I'd expect acceptable accuracy. That's because "acceptable accuracy" under those circumstances very possibly means not missing the attacker with even a single round. A person with extremely extensive training and practice (way beyond "cop level" and more like that which Air Marshals receive) would be able to attain that level, since their shooting would be practically a matter of muscle memory. But do educators, who already put in long, tiring hours, have the time it takes to train like that? I can't imagine most do, even if they were so inclined.

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