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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:06 AM

Poll: 66 Percent Of Virginia Voters Want Armed Guards In Schools

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TOM KLUDT 8:36 AM EST, THURSDAY JANUARY 10, 2013

The National Rifle Association's call for armed guards in schools across the country drew intense criticism in many circles, but a poll released Thursday shows that voters in a key swing state overwhelmingly support the proposal.

According to the latest survey from Quinnipiac University, 66 percent of registered voters in Virginia favor the idea of placing armed police officers in the Commonwealth's public schools while only 29 percent are opposed.

But Virginia voters are staunchly opposed to arming educators: 31 percent favor allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons in the classroom, compared with 66 percent who are opposed.

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Reply Poll: 66 Percent Of Virginia Voters Want Armed Guards In Schools (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #1
Maeve Jan 2013 #2
atreides1 Jan 2013 #3
Bonduel Jan 2013 #9
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #15
Nine Jan 2013 #20
former9thward Jan 2013 #21
onehandle Jan 2013 #4
sofa king Jan 2013 #5
graham4anything Jan 2013 #6
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #7
Tempest Jan 2013 #11
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Jan 2013 #8
otohara Jan 2013 #10
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #12
otohara Jan 2013 #16
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #17
joelg Jan 2013 #13
Dr_Scholl Jan 2013 #25
SpartanDem Jan 2013 #14
ileus Jan 2013 #18
arcane1 Jan 2013 #19
Historic NY Jan 2013 #22
former9thward Jan 2013 #23
Historic NY Jan 2013 #24

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:09 AM

1. Then they need to pay higher taxes.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:12 AM

2. Seriously. the follow-up question should have been "How would you like to pay for it?" eom

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:14 AM

3. NO

The NRA who made the suggestion, the gun manufacturers who make the product, and the "66%" that like the idea should pay higher taxes!

Not all Virginians!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:11 AM

9. We don't work that way

 

Are you saying that only those who support abortion should pay taxes to assist in abortions? Should only those who support green technology and energy pay taxes for those interests? We don't and can't work that way.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:37 AM

15. If only we could identify them all.

I suppose a work around would be to impose a tax on sales of any firearm or ammo sales in Virginia and an annual $1 tax on the NRA for each member residing in Virginia? More than likely it would be difficult to get the necessary data on that. It probably still wouldn't be enough to fund the security for schools in Virginia.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:01 PM

20. doesn't matter, it would never pass anyway

Get a commission to figure out the true cost, not just in salary but in liability insurance and all other costs. Put a levy on the ballot for it. It won't pass, I guarantee. Anything sounds good if you think it's free.

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Response to Nine (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:30 PM

21. Chicago does it.

They have 2000 armed police and other security in their schools every day. They seem to be able to afford it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:22 AM

4. Do they mean a 'well regulated militia?'

Oh wait... That part shall be ignored.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:25 AM

5. Dammit, Virginians!

Think this through, people! If you arm people in schools, you are automatically arming potential school shooters.

If people in schools are armed, school shooters don't even have to worry about procuring a weapon, getting it inside, or dealing with a defender in the school, because they can solve all three of those problems by starting with killing the guard with the gun.

(edit: "guard," not teacher, as if there is a major difference. To a murderous and suicidal person, the person with the gun is merely the first target.)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:27 AM

6. notice- they want armed POLICE not armed Zimmerman/Paul Blarts

 

I have nothing against uniformed law enforcement federal/state/local

but no private force.and make sure they are not racists.

If one is hiring, why not hire the best, either Minister Farakhan's the singular best in security,
or have special forces trained by Mossad.

Israel is a democracy that has armed guards on the street. And it works pretty well these days.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:32 AM

7. I'd rather see a poll of parents with school aged children. It's what they want that counts.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:52 AM

11. That's why I ignore these kinds of polls. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:05 AM

8. I bet the number is higher for

Transvaginal probes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:51 AM

10. This Gun Thing Is Getting Worse

by the day.

It terrifies me.

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Response to otohara (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:13 AM

12. I live in a concealed weapon state, I often wonder who I'm walking among ... because I see

some I wouldn't like having a water pistol.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:37 AM

16. Christmas Day We Went to a Movie

and for the first time evah ... the pa system voice tells us to look for all exit signs in case of an emergency. First thing that comes to your mind is Aurora.
I live in CO

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Response to otohara (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:41 AM

17. That, is scary. I live in KS and a guy just shot his wife in the leg while reaching in his

pocket at dinner in a restaurant and somehow grabbed the trigger of his concealed pistol.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:26 AM

13. Already

I teach at a high school in VA, we already have armed police resource officers.

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Response to joelg (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:56 PM

25. I grew up in Virginia Beach.

 

Both the middle and high school I attended had a cop stationed there. Virginia Beach is far from being a bad area.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:31 AM

14. The article is misleading

it confuses the NRA's call for arm teacher vs supporting trained police officers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:43 AM

18. Our Va county already has SRO's

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:43 AM

19. I wonder what the vote would be if Obama called for federal agents in schools

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:47 PM

22. There are approximately 2100 schools (public) and 1.2 million students...

in Va. I don't know how many more private- semi-private - religious- etc there are.

The entire COPS budget request for 2013 is 289.6 million for 188 positions

http://www.justice.gov/jmd/2013summary/pdf/fy13-cops-bud-summary.pdf

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:03 PM

23. Why are you picking out that item?

COPS has nothing to do with schools with respect to providing security. They do educational type of presentations and work with community groups on specific crime strategy. They are not guards.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:44 PM

24. Because its about armed police officers.....

"66 percent of registered voters in Virginia favor the idea of placing armed police officers in schools"

COPs program hires cops it also provided money for rehiring cops. Community policing is more than just talking to groups...its a policing philosphy. COPS was the program Clinton came up with to hire 100000 cops. It never happened as you can see it barely now funds 188 positions with it requirements. I posted it to show just how much money is there.

You might be thinking DARE and that done with. .

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