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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:37 PM

Shouldn't school bus drivers be armed as well?

I mean if we're going to talk about arming teachers and having armed guards roaming school halls then it would only seem logical to think about other vulnerable spots. It would seem to me that the bus drivers would need to be packing some serious heat as well. Now the Sandy Hook shooter had a semi auto .223 so the drivers are going to need at least that or something even more powerful. Maybe an AK-47?

And what about snipers that might shoot from outside the bus? Maybe it's time to look at bullet proof glass on the windows as well.

Then there's the crossing guards. I figure they already have one hand holding their little stop signs. So they might need something a little more compact. An Uzi perhaps?

Of course then there's bus stops. I mean we can't have some lunatic who plays too many video games shooting our kids at the bus stops can we? Of course all these armed guards are going to get expensive. So maybe we need to look at making sure at least one kid at each bus stop is packing heat as well. Maybe train the kids on how to set up security perimeters.

Hey it's a dangerous world out there. And if the NRA really wants to go down this road then they need to go all the way!

And just in case it's needed...

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Reply Shouldn't school bus drivers be armed as well? (Original post)
Mr. Mojo Risen Dec 2012 OP
mindwalker_i Dec 2012 #1
Skittles Dec 2012 #2
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #3
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #4
rbixby Dec 2012 #12
raquel69 Dec 2012 #13
Care Acutely Dec 2012 #27
man4allcats Dec 2012 #5
Mr. Mojo Risen Dec 2012 #9
Bozita Dec 2012 #6
Mr. Mojo Risen Dec 2012 #11
woo me with science Dec 2012 #19
k2qb3 Dec 2012 #7
Bozita Dec 2012 #10
El Shaman Dec 2012 #8
Earth_First Dec 2012 #14
ellisonz Dec 2012 #15
Earth_First Dec 2012 #16
ellisonz Dec 2012 #18
moondust Dec 2012 #17
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #20
snot Dec 2012 #21
Liberal In Texas Dec 2012 #22
Buns_of_Fire Dec 2012 #23
Care Acutely Dec 2012 #24
Raine Dec 2012 #25
Demo_Chris Dec 2012 #26
quaker bill Dec 2012 #28
clydefrand Dec 2012 #29
no_hypocrisy Dec 2012 #30

Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:47 PM

1. And people selling shoes in malls

Who knows when some irate teenager with an overabundance of hormones is going to flip their lid over purple tennis shoes and do some serious soul searching/releasing. Or some kid at the toy store will get possessed and start throwing blocks. Or some dude in line for Sweet Tomatoes will start gunning down bins of lettuce and pickles.

We need to prepare for these scenarios.

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:48 PM

2. according the the NRA, EVERYONE should be armed

to protect against the insanity THEY CREATED

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:48 PM

3. Maybe they just need to replace those school busses with armed tanks, and hold classes

in prisons so they're all the guards and weaponry needed. Think of the money for the corporate prison shenanigans, and the defense contractors for all of those tanks, and the guns/sales for all of the gun manufacturers and munitions. It would be a total corporate wet dream! And the NRA could get in on it too. Aren't creative solutions just wonderful.

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:51 PM

4. If they had their way...

School nurses would be armed ..janitors next...school psychologists ....school secretaries .cafeteria workers.

What kind of guns will they carry? School districts funding shooting ranges for school officials to practice?

So all the school officials have to go under a psychology evaluation before being issued a gun.
God forbid if a school official shoots one of our kids.

So many questions.

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:48 AM

12. ....and how will they divide the profits from all these new gun sales, training classes, etc....

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:33 AM

13. Yet airports, courts, and Congress

all have armed security but not our school kids.

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Response to raquel69 (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 05:33 AM

27. Stupid. Stupid right-wing iodiobot mindless talking points. Turn off your FUX news

and retract your brain from your lower large colon.

Baseball games at the park
Swimming pools
Recreational lakes
Art galleries
Day care centers
Grocery stores
Hotel convention rooms
Every fast-food eat-in lobby
Family fun centers (mini-golf, go-carts, etc.)
High school sports & practices
Pee-Wee sports & practices
College sports & practices
Professional sports
Every super-store (Wal-mart, Target, etc.)
Every home improvement center
Car shows
School plays & rehearsals
Every department store
Museums
Medical clinic waiting rooms
Flea markets
Community theaters
Every church service
Senior centers
Craft shows
Big-box toy stores
Dance recitals
Chuck-E-Cheese and similar places
Scout meetings
Community celebrations like Octoberfest, etc.
Retail outlet stores
Bowling alleys
Tourist attractions
Large hair salons (some can easily have 50+ people in them)
Parades
Movie theaters
Graduation ceremonies
Sports Bars
County fairs (multiple for each event, livestock area, bake show, etc.)
Charity walks
Every nursing home
Public Zoos
Fireworks displays
Libraries
Every office building, for large ones, every floor of every office building
Every wedding
Every funeral
Every reception
Factories (inside, and outside at shift change)
Every honky-tonk, club and bar
Community festivals (art in the park, etc)
Children's birthday parties
All school buses
All public buses
Public playgrounds
Petting Zoos

All of these need guards armed with military-style weapons according to the bat-shit crazy gun-humpers.

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:55 PM

5. In the case of off campus school district jurisdiction,

I think it would be sufficient to arm handgun trained schoolbus drivers with .45 calibre semiautomatic weapons. That should make any assholes think twice. Mentally ill or not, it seems like most of these jackasses think twice when they're looking down the bore of one of these things. After all, .45s make a big hole. And before you ask, no, I didn't overlook your tag.

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Response to man4allcats (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:04 AM

9. Now that's what I'm talking about!

Bang Bang!

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:56 PM

6. Lunch Ladies with Lugers!

Title line of this reply is NRA approved.

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Response to Bozita (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:05 AM

11. Love it!

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Response to Bozita (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:46 AM

19. Good way to enforce pea eating, too!

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:00 AM

7. School buses injure way more kids than school shooters.

We need to ban high capacity school buses that injure many children at the same time. If there's anything this policy debate has indicated to me it's that we need more short buses.

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Response to k2qb3 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:05 AM

10. Yes, taxis for students seems a great way to negate 30 round ammo clips!

At best, shooters would only get one student and one cabbie per cab.


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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:01 AM

8. Yes!!!

Those folks get 'road rage' too!!

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:34 AM

14. The mailman, the meter reader, the ice cream truck driver...

EVERYONE!

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:37 AM

15. I think we should probably just go ahead and arm the kids too. n/t

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:38 AM

16. Oh thank god! Someone thought of the children!

YES!

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:44 AM

18. What could go wrong!

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:38 AM

17. Nurses!

Believe it or not, Piers Morgan had a Texas gun dealer on Thursday night who advocated arming nurses and pretty much everybody else who works in a public place.

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:47 AM

20. Arming Otto ain't gonna end well

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:05 AM

21. Yes. Let's arm every single person on the planet and have the ultimate shoot-out asap.

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:16 AM

22. I get up in the morning, I brush my teeth, take a shower, and strap on my Glock.

I'm an accountant.

And you never know when you might have to pull out the piece strapped to my side and take out some bad guys.

Also, I carry a "throw-down" a small .22 in my boot top. No registration, a cheap Saturday Night Special. Never know if the criminal looking guy who walked in didn't actually have a gun and ended up on my floor and had to have a reason to be dead, well...it's right there. Throw-downs are cheap.

I'm Larry and I'm an Accountant. We like our Glocks, but I kind of really want want of those Dirty Harry Smith and Wessons. It would be soooo cooool.




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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:28 AM

23. I'm all for armed guards enforcing the "10 Items or Less" rule in the checkout line.

But I know shooting violators might be considered excessive. I'll settle for having them tasered.

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:37 AM

24. Thank you! I left that one off my list. I shall amend it.

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 04:46 AM

26. Of course bus drivers should be armed!

 

But really aren't we forgetting the most important people of all, the ones most desperately in need of high powered weaponry, the children themselves?

I am calling on Congress to pass what I am calling the No Child Left act of 2012, providing a glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol and two 17 round magazines to every child in America. There is nothing more damaging to a child's self esteme than having to watch in helpless horror as a gun armed maniac blows your teachers and classmates away. Under No Child Left that won't happen, potential gunmen will go down under a tsunami of lead, and our teachers can focus their attention on what they do best.


/sarcasm

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 06:46 AM

28. you can't stop there

Once you arm the schools and school busses, these guys are just going to go somewhere else. Ushers in movie theaters, mall cops, daycare workers, sunday school teachers, receptionists at government offices, receptionists at any office, fast food workers, we need sharpshooters virtually everywhere, all the time.

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 06:46 AM

29. Oh goodness, lets not forget

to also arm the crossing guards.

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Response to Mr. Mojo Risen (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:27 AM

30. The premise in the OP reminds me of the plot of "Dirty Harry"

where a school bus full of children is kidnapped by Scorpio.

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