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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:03 AM

The School of Tomorrow



If the NRA has its way, we'll be well on our way towards that police state that they irrationally fear Obama is going to foist upon us. Adopting what they propose will get us there a lot faster without Obama's help. Which is probably the NRA's goal all along. With the NRA in the pockets of the gun industry, it is to their advantage to keep up the cynical rhetoric that makes people fearful, causing the paranoid among us to go out and buy even more guns, thereby perpetuating the vicious and endless cycle we are in. Well played NRA, well played.

Let's follow this idea to its logical conclusion. When the next mass shooting happens in a movie theater, we then implement armed guards and security measures in theaters nationwide. Then a mass shooting after that happens in a mall, we then implement armed guards and security measures in malls nationwide. Then a mass shooting happens in a public park. We then implement armed guards and security measures in public parks nationwide. Then a mass shooting happens in....need I go on?

Congratulations, you've got your armed police state you were trying to avoid. But we've still got our unfettered and unrestricted access to semi-automatic and automatic weapons!!! God bless America!!

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Harry Monroe Dec 2012 OP
onehandle Dec 2012 #1
orpupilofnature57 Dec 2012 #2
geckosfeet Dec 2012 #7
BlueJazz Dec 2012 #3
WhoIsNumberNone Dec 2012 #4
Iggy Dec 2012 #5
orpupilofnature57 Dec 2012 #9
Iggy Dec 2012 #12
geckosfeet Dec 2012 #6
orpupilofnature57 Dec 2012 #10
geckosfeet Dec 2012 #11
2naSalit Dec 2012 #8

Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:06 AM

1. The new home of gun lobbyists, if onehandle has his way. nt

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Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:08 AM

2. Like Dementors at Hogwarts .

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Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:22 AM

7. Geezuz.

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Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:10 AM

3. Not Safe. Somebody could launch a rocket or drone from outside the school. We better install..

..anti-aircraft guns on those towers.
But wait !...what if they come from underground?....maybe we better put.....

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Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:13 AM

4. Well, more guns on the streets means

more employees for the prison industrial complex. I wonder if any of the prisons have an ammo factory?

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Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:17 AM

5. Weak...

 

these sort of knee-jerk, one extreme to the other responses are getting us nowhere. it's not amusing.

The fact is many schools don't even have enough money for books and pencils, many schools in Chicago don't have playgrounds or air-conditioning-- so obviously they don't have funds for a well designed security system, security doors, etc.

this is pathetic, and part of the blame lies with the deadbeats in congress. they have no problem writing $2 Trillion worth of checks for bush's two wars of choice. just $1 billion (or less) spent on school security systems would save lives. will congress cough up this funding now that we're in so called "austerity mode"?

FAIL.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:25 PM

9. Imagine the security systems we could build with $ 2 trillion ?

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Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 04:09 PM

12. We Don't Need To Spend

 

anywhere near that amount of money.

I'm thinking $1 million to $1.5 MIL per school gets you a damn good security system. More for universities or large high school campuses with mulitiple buildings.

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Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:21 AM

6. Extrapolation to the point of fiction.

Not defending the NRA by any means, but this kind of depiction is fairly pointless.

We get it. Armed teachers bad.

The question is how to protect the schools?

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:30 PM

10. Not making light of the problem or your question......but

We've kept schools in this country pretty safe compared to the street and our homes, where most gun homicides occur, better to ask how to protect the World .

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Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:34 PM

11. Yes. Lots of questions. I think weighing public safety against 2A is the general issue.

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Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:33 AM

8. That would certainly cut out the middle-man

in the school to prison pipeline now wouldn't it?

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