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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:26 PM

A question about the cops in schools idea.

Am I the only one who's totally sick and tired of the creedence given to the fuckwads at the nra whenever their default response to any national tragedy is to throw more guns at the problem?

As a husband, father and much more of a patriot than any rightist asshole who insists upon potentially remaking our children's schools into free fire zones, I am sooo fucking sick and tired of nra apologists in positions of power who place their misguided worship of the second amendment ahead of the safety of the children of the people who;ve elected them to represent their best interest.

My wife and I are dedicated to supporting any public official who opposes this moronic nra idea and to working for the defeat of any who support it.

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:31 PM

1. That press conference was an advertisement. Using dead children as a marketing tool.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:42 PM

3. The mere notion of capitalizing on dead children...

...sickens me!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:31 PM

2. Oh, and even if this were

some kind of a good idea, it would take money directly away from the clasrooms, where it's desperately needed.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:46 PM

4. Putting guns in school and taking money out?

No wonder the right likes the idea!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:31 AM

5. Putting guns in schools is one more step in taking more money out of education.

In the last 2 years stats, 2009-2011, about four educators lost their jobs per gun store.

58,000 gun shops
100,000 public schools
220,000 teachers fired
60,000,000 students
270,000,000 guns
300,000,000 people


What would it cost to put a teacher in every gun store?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022052328

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:26 AM

9. The number you just provided are...

...an American badge of shame. Thank you, though.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:08 AM

6. The Gun Industry has to provide funds for School Security. Kids are not traumatized

when they go to airports and have armed guards all over the place, get frisked, walk through metal detectors. They are not delicate flowers. That have probably watched more violence on TV than I have. They walk in the mall and see Security all the time.

The elementary schools need protection...and I don't mean teachers packing heat. Teachers teach. Principals Principal. Security Guards protect. Kids love the Crossing Guards, and know they are there to protect them. At least 2 per elementary school...retired vets, military, police ... like the Crossing Guards. Except they roam the perimeter of the school all day, get to know the kids, and the kids feel safer. So do the Teachers and the Principal. They get baked a special cupcake for each kid's birthday. They also wander through the cafeteria just checking up as well as the playground, but always with focus on places of entry. The return of the Good Neighborhood Cop. Kids will love it...especially elementary kids cause there aren't many men in the school.

Charge it to the NRA. If there are 300,000,000 guns out there, we charge every single one of them a new School Tax... direct, just like property tax. Say $10 per registered gun within the first month. $20 per registered gun within 2 months, and $50 per gun after 3 months. Or it could be by size or magazine of whatever...but a New Registration. The longer it takes, the higher the new registration fee will be and it will set the fee for the next two years.

Bullets are priced up by a factor of 5. Rationed...recorded.

That gives us billions of dollars for new jobs, good jobs, important jobs and mostly fun jobs because the biggest part of the time they'll be hanging with the kids at recess while patrolling. Not perfect, but the whole community now knows their kids are protected as well as any wannabe psychotic who might think 2 or 3 times before playing Rambo.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:34 AM

10. Guards in schools? OK,...

...but armed with pepper spray, nightsticks/truncheons & possibly tasers. Guns? Hell no!

How about magnetized entry locks that a visitor has to be recognized first and buzzed in?

When people fire a gun and someone is actually firing back, they may very well miss. When they do miss, we have NO IDEA what (or WHO) that bullet will hit. I, unlike the NRA, am not willing to gamble my son's life on that. When I was a un owner (up until about 15 years ago) I would go to a firing range with my .38 revolver and put 50+ rounds into a target about the size of a paper plate at 25 yards. Thank God I was never in a position of being in a firefight, but I suspect that in that situation I'd have shot my own dickoff before I hit the other person.

While you portray a very positive picture, I will not buy into the whole NRA default notion that the way to solve any gun problem is to throw more guns at the situation.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:17 AM

7. Lawrence O'Donnell tore off Wayne's head tonight, it was fantastic...

called him "..a desprate, cornered Rat.."




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Response to Volaris (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:35 AM

11. Sounds pretty accurate to me!

O'Donnell does have a wonderful way with words.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:27 AM

8. Police in schools? What could go wrong?

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:37 AM

12. Exercising your First Amendment rights = being Maced.

What a fucked up equation!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:40 AM

13. Agreed.

Moreover, even if it were workable, affordable, and completely prevented these wholesale slaughters of our children while in school, the gun psychos would simple find another soft target to rain their death wrath upon. More guns is the opposite of a solution, it IS the problem.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:46 AM

14. I am SOOOO sick and tired of...

...the NRA's default solution to any gun related problem or tragedy being to throw more guns at the situation. Yuck!

My wife and I are not willing to put our son's safety into the hands of an NRA plan. We suspect that millions of other Americans feel the same way, too.

PEACE!

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:50 AM

15. Exactly. Well stated.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:02 AM

18. Thank you for posting that.

It's a very powerful number!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:51 AM

16. We had school resource officers - trained LE officers on assignment - in both VA and NC.

 

My wife was a school teacher in VA. I never heard anything negative about the program and my impression is that it was an overall plus.
A Google search turns up information on both states' programs.

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Response to byeya (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:01 AM

17. I'm not saying no to the guards,...

...just the guards with GUNS.

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