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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:45 AM

GOP Lawmaker In S.D. To Introduce Bill To Arm Teachers

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In response to last week's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, a Republican legislator in South Dakota on Monday said that she will introduce a bill that would permit school personnel from teachers to janitors to bring guns to their workplace.

State Rep. Betty Olson of Prairie City, S.D. told the Associated Press that arming faculty members could have thwarted gunman Adam Lanza and minimized the carnage in Newtown, Conn.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Conn-deaths-to-spark-gun-debate-in-SD-Legislature-4125309.php

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From the AP:

In a scenario described by Olson, armed school personnel could have felled Lanza with a lethal shot by waiting for him to reload or turn his head. Olson dismissed the idea that people attempting to intervene could injure others in the crossfire or become victims themselves.

"They're going to be dead regardless, the way I see it, so (being armed) is the only chance they've got," she said.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:03 AM

1. arm the faculty?

Well, if you do that then all the faculty members have to be evaluated first I suppose.Wouldn't want to hear about faculty members threatening students or shooting them.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:05 AM

2. That worked out well for the mother of

the shooter didn't it? She had five guns........they were turned against her.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:15 AM

3. SO how much of a pay raise are teachers going to get

for having to be teachers AND armed security guards?

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:31 AM

4. Are they going to fire

all the teachers who refuse to be armed?

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:33 AM

5. I can recall several teachers I wouldn't have wanted to see anywhere near a gun.

And I suspect they would have been the ones most interested in carrying one.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:35 AM

6. I don't think I could think straight, knowing there were guns all around me.

Not exactly conducive to learning.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:11 AM

7. That ought to make the parents a lot easier to handle!

seriously...how can any idiot believe that having many guns in schools is a good thing?

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:12 AM

8. Texas already has a few districts where teachers are armed.

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