The NRA’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, has been the subject of Beltway ire for his proposal to put police officers in schools across the country; the White House, lawmakers, and political analysts on both sides of the aisle have summarily denounced him. Rewind just 13 years, though, and many of these lawmakers were cheering a proposal that bears a remarkable resemblance to the one set forth by the NRA: President Clinton’s “COPS in Schools” program. In October 1998, Clinton announced the $60 million grant program, which was housed in the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing
Comments: The demonrats were for it before they were against it.
Ask for volunteers from the school faculty and administration. Arm them, train them, provide fingerprint accessible safes and provide them with a stipend for volunteering. They can be trained at the police academy free of charge.
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Bill O Rights, 12/31/2012 11:02:29 AM (No. 9091414)
You don´t get it. This isn´t about gun control. It is about the left trying to marginalize the last organized group that threatens their power. They have marginalized the tea party. They are finishing up marginalizing the Republic party. Now all they have to do is finish off the NRA.
I grudgingly have to concede the Democrats stay focused on their long term objective of obtaining political power.
I agree with both #2 and #4. The best protection in schools should be supplied by people already there who can be trained and made proficient, there is no need for another layer of employees. And it doesn´t need to be just teachers or administrators. My wife is an aid and is very good with her guns and with her common sense. She has a janitor in her school who owns his own marshal arts school and is a hunter and outdoors-man.
Florida has Resource Officers, actual police officers and deputies who work out of an office in the public schools. Seems to work well, the officers I´ve spoken to are happy in their assignments and are keeping the schools drug free and kids tell the cops things they wouldn´t tell a teacher or even their own parents. I don´t see the problem that everyone else is having with cops in the schools.
A lot of places around the country already have police officers of one sort or another in schools, they call them school resource officers. Besides being an armed security presence, those officers also conduct community type police activities by staying in close contact with the school administration, teachers, and students.
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