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Poll: Most Americans Would Feel Safer with Armed Guard at their Child’s School

jstephanie Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 8:14 AM
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?

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the NRA proposed placing an armed police officer in every school saying that it’s “the one thing we can do immediately that can make our children more safe.” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter slammed the proposal, calling it a “completely dumb*** idea,” but a Rasmussen poll finds that most Americans don’t agree—especially among parents of school-aged children.  

Fifty-four percent (54%) of American adults would feel safer if their child's school had an armed security guard. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% would feel...