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NRA Chief´s School Security
Ideas Worth Consideration

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:HollowLeg, 12/25/2012 10:20:22 AM

Second Amendment: When big-government politicians and their media allies team up to incite hysteria, any voice of reason is attacked as if it were crazed and evil. The latest victim heads the National Rifle Association. Tabloid "journalism" is no stranger to the gutter, or to serving the interests of the ever-expanding state. In 1975, for instance, the New York Daily News ran its infamous "Ford to City: Drop Dead" front-page headline, which ultimately led to President Ford caving in and bailing out the wasteful, corrupt New York City government. The tabloid´s agitation against Ford also helped him lose,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bigken2, 12/25/2012 10:32:48 AM     (No. 9082964)

cannot have something that would actualy work does not fit the librtards agenda

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/25/2012 11:04:49 AM     (No. 9082996)

If American school children are indeed at such grave risk as to require armed guards at every school in the nation for their protection, stricter gun control begins to make sense. Advocates of armed guards do not seem to realize the choice is not EITHER more gun control OR armed guards. It would be perfectly logical to do both. They go together nicely.

The need to protect children from suicidal revenge-seeking spree killers like the Sandy Hook mass murderer is by no means obvious. How many such massacres of the innocents have we seen? Nor is it likely that a single conventionally armed guard could have done much to stop a heavily armed and determined killer with a high IQ. Very likely he or she would be cut down first in a hail of semi-automatic weapon fire. The Sandy Hook killer would not have been deterred by the knowledge such a guard was present. He would merely have planned for it and ambushed the guard first of all.

So would the Columbine High School killers, who planned and rehearsed their massacre for a year or more. They were smart kids. They would have known how to eliminate a guard. It would merely have been another interesting challenge to them.

Armed guards at all our schools are a symbolic solution to a non-existent problem. We would do better to accept the reality that in a nation of 300,000,000 people, rare episode of horrific violence are going to occur from time to time. They deserve our attention and warrant careful investigation; they should not cause panic and stampede the herd into sweeping policy changes based principally if not entirely upon emotion.






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Reply 3 - Posted by: LouD, 12/25/2012 11:38:47 AM     (No. 9083037)

#2 seems to forget there are over 20,000 gun laws on the books already, and they haven´t helped a bit. Assault rifles were banned at the time of the Columbine massacre, but that didn´t help. Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws anywhere in the country, but yet more murders are committed there every year than the total of US dead in Afghanistan. Your president has sold guns to Mexican drug cartels, and weapons to the Syrian "rebels".
As for armed guards in the schools, all it would take is a couple of teachers trained in the use of firearms to be ready if needed. And with no knowledge as to which teachers are armed. Utah has had armed guards in schools for years. They aren´t having any problems.
If armed guards are such a bad idea, why does Obama send his kids to a school that has them? Why do so many liberal "elites" have armed bodyguards? If 20,000+ laws don´t stop the criminals, how is another law going to help?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/25/2012 11:52:23 AM     (No. 9083051)

We´re spending billions on airport security over the small chance a suicidal moron might take some kind of bomb on a plane. When you ask people about the intrusive pat downs and all that stuff,they say it´s worth it just to feel safe. There´s little difference between that and security guards in schools. If parents feel their kids are safer,that´s one less thing to worry about.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: RLowe, 12/25/2012 12:04:45 PM     (No. 9083065)


#3 has it right that legal concealed carry teachers and admin would provide the best protection and at a much lesser cost.This would also provide a better deterrent in that anyone may think twice before attempting such an atrocity on our children.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mws50, 12/25/2012 12:44:33 PM     (No. 9083103)

Concealed carry teachers can be implemented right now, the cost is minimal, and the bad guys would have no idea who was carrying. It is a win-win-win for any teacher that WANTS to carry protection with them.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/25/2012 1:25:59 PM     (No. 9083140)

The left is not going to listen to what the NRA has to say as they are on a mission to ban as many guns as possible, that´s their agenda. Besides the elite leftists don´t have to talk about school security, as their children generally attend high end private schools that already employ multiple armed security guards. The left is also not about to mess with the mental health community that is one of the identifiably constituency groups, or the mentally ill, who they consider to be disabled people deserving of help of course in return for votes.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: absalom, 12/25/2012 2:24:00 PM     (No. 9083192)

In the majority of states, property taxes which are already exorbitant, support their .school system. Added police = added cost. Many appear oblivious

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lylacat, 12/25/2012 9:29:29 PM     (No. 9083557)

The liberal press were oh so quick to put the NRA down for suggesting schools have armed guards. Let us not forget that 0bama sends his gils to an expensive school that has several armed guards. Hmmmmmm

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