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‘Proud NEA Member’ Slams Union Opposition to Guns on Hand to Protect Schools

Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 1:05 PM
A popular misconception is that teachers or other school employees are a "worse threat" to the students (that is REALLY irrational) and ineffective against an armed intruder. That is untrue. Any armed school person would have to have a concealed carry permit,and permit holders have proven themselves to be safe and law-abiding,in EVERY US state that issues the permits.There's no reason or evidence to believe that permit holders would act any different on school grounds than they do in other public places. There's no evidence that a permittee would shoot an innocent,that just has not happened (by a permit holder) in real life,after decades of CC and thousands of defensive gun uses.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 1:06 PM
Having armed teachers (and other school employees)is like having plainclothes police scattered all around the school,at no cost. it's the smart thing to do.
it's also a DETERRENT,because these mass murderers SEEK OUT "gun-free zones" such as schools. If it's known that schools have armed people on site,the murderers will avoid them,as the Aurora murderer did;he bypassed theaters closer to him for the one that was "gun-free".
Bruceybaby Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 2:50 AM
What if the armed teacher or other school employee has a bad fight with his girlfriend and decides to go out with a bang, like Jovan Belcher?

It was hardly surprising that the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers immediately called for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings.

It was equally unsurprising that the leaders of both national teachers unions – NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and AFT President Rhonda “Randi” Weingarten – scoffed at the idea of arming school employees to defend their students and colleagues in the event of an attack.

Those union leaders are mind-numbingly liberal and subscribe to the belief that nobody but those who work for government should be allowed to have weapons....

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