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New Rule: All Teachers Should Be Required to Carry Guns

B29 Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 7:08 AM
After reading the comments below I only want to know under what circumstance was this young man motivated to do this unthinkable crime. We have yet to hear all the facts. Hashing over all this other stuff is a waste of time right now and will help no one. Just my opinion
Whitebeard Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 7:19 AM
B29: Here's my opinion: I have 11 grandchildren, AND I WANT THEM PROTECTED.
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 7:12 AM
One has to take a step back and view it from a broader perspective than just the specific situation. Nothing social happens in isolation but is a continuum of related circumstances and influences. The less intellectually sophisticated will focus on the guns but there are larger social and philosophical issues here for us to learn from, if we are willing to question our modern assumptions.
ALGreen Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 7:29 AM
Cleo,
You can call me" less intellectually sophisticated " but all your high minded thinking wouldnt have stopped these killings,but my Glock would have
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 7:36 AM
ALGreen, don't get me wrong. In the absence of any more meaningful addressing of the situation I'm on the side of arming the teachers. But that is a reaction not a solution.

We're still not dealing with the underlying causes...and they don't have anything to do with guns.

My heart is sick. I feel so sorry for the children who were murdered, as well as the parents and loved ones of the slain kids and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. All of us here in the U.S.—who still have a soul—pray for those whose lives were just senselessly shattered.

But imagine if at least one teacher (with a concealed weapons permit) had their .40-caliber Glock with them, locked and loaded, when this weed Adam Lanza began his murderous mayhem Friday on the Sandy Hook Elementary School campus. What would have happened differently?

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