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jstephanie Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 9:12 PM
I'm ex military myself, HG. I just think that there is a better way to do things.
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jstephanie Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 9:02 PM
I don't think you read what jstephanie said.
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jstephanie Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 8:28 PM
A lunatic bent on mass murder in a school who is also a student at that school is in a perfect position to case the weaknesses, behavior of the guards, points of entry and maybe even egress, and points of congregation. It doesn't matter if the guards are ex military or not, if every move is exposed they are at a severe disadvantage.
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jstephanie Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 7:31 PM
Graffiti. Years later, New Yorkers are still enjoying the rewards of the policies of his administration. The lesson that can be learned is that negative controls breed negative responses, and positive controls breed positive ones. I am 100% in favor of RESPONSIBLE gun ownership. I will alway oppose placing armed guards in schools.
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jstephanie Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 7:23 PM
There are more than 100,000 public primary, middle and high schools in this country. TSA on the other hand employs around 53,000 as of 2011. Presumably, the same talent pool will provide the new school guards. For all of the accusations of corruption, misconduct, and inappropriate behavior that has plagued the TSA for the last 12 years, go ahead and double that for twice the number of guards. Corruption, scandal and misconduct go with school children like oil and water. Foolish Escalation. Adding more guns to mix will not have a positive effect on the climate that creates monsters. When Rudy Giuliani made his successful campaign to decrease crime in NYC he did so by implementing a policy of cleaning up vandals, vagrants and
What about managers, what about licensing, what about training, what about armory logistics, what about oversight, what about vacation days? What about bathroom breaks? Are you envisioning a foot patrol or a sentry? Or some guy dozing in a chair in an office?
overpowered and murdered on the side of the road. Armed guards in schools are a terrible idea.
ten years. Think about the impact even one incident of corruption would carry if it involved school children. According to wikipedia, TSA employed 53,000 people in 2011, that's only roughly half of the number of guards needed to man a single guard per school in this country. What about college campuses? VT has had two rampages now IIRC. I'm not going to mention how effective they might be because sometimes, like the massacre on the military base in Texas they aren't. Sometimes, like the averted massacres in San Antonio recently, they are. Armed guards are inconsistently effective. Think for a minute about the worst case scenario of a shootout in a school. Think about the last time you have seen a police video of an officer being
I can't believe that anyone thinks this is a good idea! My quick research found that there are more than 100,000 primary, secondary and high schools in this country. Are you seriously asking for a federal mandate for each of these schools to employ or hire a locally funded and managed armed security guard? Forget about the cost of salary, license, storing the weapons in an armory, and managing each guard for a moment, because this article is about how safe you should feel with an armed guard at schools. Look at TSA for a minute. Presumably the same talent pool would be mined for school guards. I'm not saying that all TSA agents are bad, but look at the incidents of corruption scandal and abuse of power among TSA agents over the last
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