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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:12 AM

Arizona sheriff orders armed 'posse' to patrol schools

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Source: NBC News

Arizona sheriffs and the state’s attorney general are pushing controversial programs to allow school officials and volunteers to carry guns in the wake of the shootings at a Connecticut school that left 20 children dead.

The latest proposal comes from Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-described toughest sheriff in America, who wants to station his “posse” of volunteers outside of about 50 schools in Maricopa County within a week, according to KPNX, a local NBC station.

“Everybody else is talking about what their ideas are. They want new laws. This is immediate. I don't need a new law to send out my posse,” he told NBC affiliate, KPNX, on Thursday. “I feel like we should do whatever we can outside of the schools.”

Arpaio’s volunteers number about 3,000, with 300 to 400 carrying weapons. They log about 100 hours of training and undergo background checks, just like deputies, according to KPNX.

Read more: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/28/16215255-arizona-sheriff-orders-armed-posse-to-patrol-schools?lite



Gee, the idea of thousands of untrained armed "volunteers" patrolling near my children's schools does not exactly make me safe and secure.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:15 AM

1. The article says "trained", not "untrained".

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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:20 AM

2. nut jobs posse = amateurs spreading the laws of joe on decent citizens nt

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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:22 AM

3. Locking, sorry. LBN Dupe. Please continue discussion on LBN link below

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