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Arm our teachers
Jan 16, 2013 | 1486 views | 10 10 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Editor:

Hooray for the John Birch Society and the National Rifle Association for deciding that our school teachers be armed to protect our children by using their U.S. constitutional gun rights and armed guards. If the teachers had been armed routinely in the past decades, it’s obvious that the killings and casualties would have been reduced by at least 90 percent. But, of course, our leaders and police wouldn’t allow our teachers to be armed, and by doing so, they have directly violated our U.S. Constitution that they have sworn to uphold and facilitated the horrible death and destruction and should be investigated and prosecuted for such acts against our children.

We should support those who seek to arm our teachers and protect our children, and, if the teachers bring their own guns, it will cost nothing.

Sincerely,

Ed Nemecheck

Landers, Calif.

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laselva
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January 30, 2013
Absolutely ridiculous. It's not obvious to anyone, and I don't know where you came up with your figure of 90% reduction in killings if teachers were armed. Like others in the gun-loving lobby, you make up stuff to sway public opinion. The 2nd amendment is not in the bible, but the NRA wants everyone to think so, and that overturning any law that infringes on American's right to carry weapons of war on our streets is breaking some kind of holy covenant. BS! We need to control ammunition and guns at every level and law enforcement agrees with my statement.
feelark
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January 30, 2013
High fives and props to you, Laselva. You have spoken the truth.
DifferentView2
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January 30, 2013
You hit the nail on the head!

Law enforcement officers have also stated that innocent teachers may also be accidentally shot if they are seen carrying weapons in these heightened situations. On what basis are they going to make a split-second determination as to who is an assailant and who is a teacher?

The only thing this proposal does is create more sales for the arm manufacturers and ammunition suppliers.

Stated simply, guns do not belong in schools just like drugs do not belong in schools.
DifferentView2
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January 28, 2013
Maybe they should have the security guards at gun shows instead? There were six people shot at gun shows last week.
SanAntonio42
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January 28, 2013
What is wrong with just providing a security person on the premises. A security guard is a good deterent. This does not mean the security guard has to be armed. Security just being in the area can make people think before they act. The comment about the NRA just wanting all citizens to have weapons. It is our right. But it really is about abiding by the law and promoting firearms and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context.
feelark
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January 28, 2013
SA42, the security guard approach would be a lot more reasonable than arming teachers. I would much rather see the state mandate (and fund) guards versus training teachers to pack. I would only hope that some of our legislators can broaden their views, get some sense, and take action--some schools are doing this out-of-pocket and voluntarily.
DifferentView2
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January 16, 2013
Do you know what you call a place where deadly force meets deadly force?

A war zone.

Do you want your children to go to school in a war zone?
feelark
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January 16, 2013
Really, Mr. Nemecheck, really? Your idea is to incorporate violence and how to fight it into classes of innocent children? A bit extreme, Sir, I would think. How about hiring a trained professional, such as an off-duty Police officer, to handle security duties, wouldn't that be just a little bit more rational, Sir? At least you would have an experienced individual with professional training and moreso, the behavior needed to handle crises of this nature. I have seen first-hand that teachers have enough on their plate already without adding Security Guard detail to their workload. These NRA types that won't rest until everyone is packing heat are just as dangerous as the weapons themselves.
feelark
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January 16, 2013
And another thing....suppose a teacher had a gun to use for "emergencies" that was "safely" locked up? It is not uncommon for a teacher's items to be pilfered by students, and just suppose the "lock box" was left unlocked and unattended for even a moment? Another potential, unnecessarily created disaster.
DifferentView2
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January 16, 2013
Quite correct on both comments.