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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:47 AM

All the right wingers that want an armed guard or armed teacher in the schools are idiots.

I mean seriously. How many rooms are in a school?

What are the odds that the one armed person in the school is going to be in the exact spot that a shooter is. It's just plain stupid.
Someone could take out two classrooms before the one "good guy" with a gun even knows something is going on.

And don't pretend that knowing someone is armed in a school is a deterrent. These people kill themselves anyway, I'm quite sure they wouldn't mind if someone else killed them instead.

It's the dumbest solution out there... and I live in Texas and listen to right wing radio everyday in my car(it's my only option).
I don't understand why not even one caller has brought up the odds of this ever working.

It's more likely that a disturbed student will find out who has the gun and get it and use it to shoot someone than it is that it will ever be used to take out a school shooter.

Freakin idiots... just needed to get that out instead of screaming it in my car to myself.

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Reply All the right wingers that want an armed guard or armed teacher in the schools are idiots. (Original post)
cags Jan 2013 OP
el_bryanto Jan 2013 #1
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #2
dkf Jan 2013 #3
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #4
cherokeeprogressive Jan 2013 #7
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #8
Puzzledtraveller Jan 2013 #5
rightsideout Jan 2013 #6
rainlillie Jan 2013 #13
bhikkhu Jan 2013 #9
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #10
Whisp Jan 2013 #11
HockeyMom Jan 2013 #12

Response to cags (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:51 AM

1. I think you are forgetting that we should be developing Robo-Cop any day now

It's been a long time since I saw that movie, but I think everything turned out super terrific. So a robo-cop in every classroom, will surely be a good idea.

Bryant

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Response to cags (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:53 AM

2. They want to strap six-shooters on, a bullet sash and walk around as in the

old westerns reliving some fantasy. It demonstrates how sociologically backward some are.

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:08 AM

4. No, the executive order is about police resource officers.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:19 AM

7. Unarmed I assume? n/t

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:22 AM

8. Here, only those in the high schools carry a gun.

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Response to cags (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:27 AM

5. I don't want them, or for teachers or staff to be carrying guns either but

the idea of armed guards and police in schools has a lot of support in theory from average americans, just because it was a NRA proposal doesn't mean it isn't a popular idea.

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Response to cags (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:43 AM

6. Here's a thought

Having a police officer at the school allows the police to respond more quickly.

True, one police officer can't be everywhere. It's impossible. But seconds count and having a police officer at the schools can mobilize a response faster.

Both my kid's high schools have Resource Officers. It's been that way for several years at all our county high schools. Nothing negative has happened.

I'd rather have professionally trained police officers than arming teachers and janitors or having rent-a-cop roaming the halls.

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Response to rightsideout (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:03 PM

13. rightsideout, thanks for that huge dose of sanity..

You've made some excellent points, I completely agree. I've read a ton of posts on this site and It's nice to read a post that is filled with commonsense. Our high school also have Resource Officers, who are stationed inside and outside the school. The community voted on including the officers in the budget a few years ago, and folks overwhelmingly supported it.

I'm proud to live in a state like New York, who doesn't follow , but lead. We also just passed some of the strictest gun laws in the country. I'm so glad we don't have to wait for the guys in Washington to figure things out and try to come to an agreement. Folks from all backgrounds have worked together to do what's best for our community. We've rubbed shoulders with parents who belong to the NRA and parents like myself and my hubby, who are very anti-gun.. But we all agreed that the safety of our children should come before anything. Which is why we voted to allow the officers at the school. The two officers are on a first name basis with many of the students and have stopped fights before they began, responded to fender benders and have even paid for lunch for kids who forgot their money. Anyway... thanks again for your most excellent comment.

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Response to cags (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:23 AM

9. Guards are ok

the schools in our city have had one policeman each for a few years now, and its worked fine. I asked both of my daughters what they thought about them - they said it was no problem, it was nice to know they were there, and the officers were pretty nice.

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Response to cags (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:24 AM

10. There's a substantial minority if not a majority on DU that think it's a good idea

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Response to cags (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:37 AM

11. It is plain stupid because it's coming from the Party of Stupid.

What's wrong with those assholes - just when you think you have heard it all from them, all the nuttery and crazyshit possible - they stick their hands up their asses and pull out more delights like this.

How can this be happening? wtf? Who is really behind all this treachery?

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Response to cags (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:47 AM

12. Kids are always in a classroom with teachers?

They are in the cafeteria with lunch ladies. They are on the playground with TA's. Have a teacher with their gun on their hips posted at all times in these places too? How would a armed security guard be in all these places at the same time?

I worked with ED 5th graders with criminal records. One tried to kill his Grandma when he was 11 years old. Keep a gun anywhere NEAR kids like this?

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