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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:53 AM

Let teachers carry concealed weapons, Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells Tarrant County tea party meeting

Source: Dallas News

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicated Monday that he supported allowing teachers and administrators to carry concealed handguns in response to the Connecticut school massacre that left 20 children dead.

Local school districts should decide their own policies, Perry said. But if someone has obtained a concealed-handgun license, he said, “you should be able to carry your handgun anywhere in this state.” He clarified that private property owners should be allowed to impose their own restrictions.

Perry was asked about calls for stricter gun control laws Monday at a tea party forum in North Richland Hills. Perry said that he believed lawmakers should consider mental health issues as well as ways to make schools safer.

“It appears that this was a young man who was very disturbed,” Perry said.


Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/local-politics/20121217-texas-gov.-rick-perry-to-speak-at-tarrant-county-tea-party-meeting.ece

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Reply Let teachers carry concealed weapons, Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells Tarrant County tea party meeting (Original post)
TomCADem Dec 2012 OP
Ed Suspicious Dec 2012 #1
Ed Suspicious Dec 2012 #2
RussBLib Dec 2012 #3
Crowman1979 Dec 2012 #4
russspeakeasy Dec 2012 #6
KansDem Dec 2012 #5
Dustlawyer Dec 2012 #7
sinkingfeeling Dec 2012 #8
onehandle Dec 2012 #9
Texin Dec 2012 #10
4 more years Dec 2012 #11
goclark Dec 2012 #12
FightingIrish Dec 2012 #13
SemperEadem Dec 2012 #14
reteachinwi Dec 2012 #25
They_Live Dec 2012 #27
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2012 #15
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #19
Dems to Win Dec 2012 #16
NICO9000 Dec 2012 #17
DeSwiss Dec 2012 #18
SansACause Dec 2012 #20
colorado_ufo Dec 2012 #21
rrneck Dec 2012 #22
horsedoc Dec 2012 #23
vkkv Dec 2012 #24
Flashmann Dec 2012 #26
They_Live Dec 2012 #30
BrightKnight Dec 2012 #28
Redfairen Dec 2012 #29
vkkv Dec 2012 #31

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:03 AM

1. I don't want the burden of being expected to carry a loaded gun to my workplace.

I can't imagine many teachers in a room with thirty kids is going to want that burden/liability either. What stupidity. The warmongers want us at war with each other.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:05 AM

2. I say that because I think the next logical step after allowing concealed carry in schools is

requiring it as a condition of employment? Who would you hire, a good teacher or a good teacher who is marksman qualified and has balls of steel?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:07 AM

3. I guess this includes the courts and the Governor's mansion

...and why not? The Governor's office is responsible for much of the terrorism afflicting Texans these days.

Perry is such a pandering asshole. I think there's a good chance that he will NOT be re-elected Governor this time around.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:07 AM

4. So what happens if so kid sneaks behind the teacher and grabs the gun?

What are you going to do then Slick Rick, arm the students?!?!

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Response to Crowman1979 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:14 AM

6. If I follow his convoluted thinking, each kid should have a

hand grenade too. Just in case the gun doesn't fire. He makes me hate texas.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:12 AM

5. Everything's a f*cking "O.K. Corral" with these people!

David Pakman interviews a "pro-guns in public places" supporter:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101786988

He tells that the Oregon mall shooting was stopped by someone with a "illegal" gun (he was packing even though the mall had a "no guns" policy--a "minor infraction" as he puts it). When he pulls his gun, the shooter sees it and kills himself.

Oh yeah? So these monsters will kill themselves when they see someone pull a gun on them? With that logic, let's all carry plastic "toy guns" that look real. They are harmless but when pulled on someone shooting with a real gun, that shooter will kill themself.

Yeah, that'll work!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:17 AM

7. Yeah, let's put more guns in schools, probably with the owners of same barely trained.

When will a kid at school get ahold of one of these guns. Not "if," but "when!" He is such a dumbass! "I learned not to run for President soon after back surgery." This is to explain away why he was so stupid! What is his excuse now?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:21 AM

8. Oh yeah, baby! What we need is more guns! Rick Perry appears to ve very disturbed as well.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:27 AM

9. Blue state Texas can't come soon enough. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:28 AM

10. Proving once and for all that he's really as stupid as we thought back in the Rethug primaries!

What a fucking joke Governor Goodhair is. It sickens me that he's the governor of my state. And here I thought Shrub was an assclown.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:28 AM

11. Replubs are ruining our country

Don't tread on me makes me SICK ! The tea party makes me sick. They need to go to work and STFU. This tea party is the base for most of these nut cases. The repubs are the major cause for all that is wrong with our country. Perry is just the tip of the ice burg.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:36 AM

12. I am a former Principal


He is CRAZY!

We are EDUCATORS not the Police!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:42 AM

13. Why don’t we just arm the kids?

What harm could that do? Every morning they would bundle up, grab their books and holster their Glocks. That would maximize the firepower in every classroom which seems to be the aim of some. Recess might get a little dicey but gun sales would really go up. You could have a Pokemon Glock or a Barbie Sig Sauer. Think of the fun.

Sarcasm aside, arming teachers enshrines guns by placing them in the hands of role models whose job it is to teach. Having our kids see firearms every day in the classroom would solidify firearms as the preeminent icon of American culture.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:54 AM

14. he's back on the drugs again, I see...

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:08 PM

25. When reason fails

 

the devil helps.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:29 PM

27. + 1

Was gonna say "off his meds", but "On DruGs" works just as well.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:55 AM

15. He then said there were three good reasons why teachers should be allowed to carry guns....

Opps!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:20 PM

19. Crap you beat me to it!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:08 PM

16. More gun sales! The NRA rejoices!

More bullets flying! More dead first graders! Yee HAW ! It's the American Way!


I prefer sanity. I demand sanity. Repeal the 2nd Amendment Now!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:16 PM

17. This makes me despise him even more

Dumber than a sack of crap and proud of it.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:18 PM

18. It'll be interesting to see......

...how much insurers will increase the premiums of cities or states authorizing teachers to possess weapons on the job. Looks like higher taxes and/or layoffs.

- Most likely, both.....

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:28 PM

20. Why the fuck would I want to carry a gun to school?

Lecture notes? Check. Chalk? Check. 9mm Glock with 30-round magazine? Fuck no.

I'm there to educate them, not to kill them. The very idea of me having a blazing gun battle in the classroom is as absurd as it gets. I know the gun nuts like to fantasize about that sort of thing, but me, I prefer to die from old age, not a hail of lead.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:06 PM

21. My 8th grade history teacher - decades ago -

could have fit the mold of one of today's right-wing gun nuts. Plus, he was always putting down women as inferior human beings. One day, during the following summer break, the local paper's headlines featured a story about a man who had shot his wife, four children, and himself. Guess who?

I would have been SO grateful to have this lunatic carry a concealed gun to school.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:24 PM

22. I don't like guns in schools. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:32 PM

23. So teachers must now go through military training as a condition of employment

And to think this loon ran for the highest office in the land.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:49 PM

24. Gun owners are lazy cowards simply looking for what kills the easiest.



If "knives are as dangerous" , then go hunt with a knife. Oh, and good luck to you with that.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:10 PM

26. I am genuinely curious...

Has Prick Perry ever publicly uttered a sentence that was not sheer idiocy?.......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #26)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:20 PM

30. Nope.

Also, it's important to note that the Governor's mansion burned down on his watch (with State Trooper security camped out on the premises).



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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:38 PM

28. Teachers should buy their own guns and work as unpaid and untrained security guards.

He already sent most Texas teachers packing and class sizes are through the roof.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:07 PM

29. Making sense was never his strong suit

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:37 PM

31. It is insane to even consider this idea.


Rick Perry is obviously insane and should face a firing squad.

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