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Good Sense and Gun Control

restoreliberty Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:15 PM
There are 23 states that have State Militias. These volunteers are trained in a cross-section of public safety issues. In Virginia the The Virginia Defense Force assists in the mobilation of the National Guard, and secures the facilities of any federal and state property left in place in the event of the mobilization of the Virginia National Guard. They also assist during hurricane evacuation, clean up operations, EMT services during crises, and with security around the state. In those states that have such militias some focus should be on using these highly trained, well regulated, citizen volunteers to provide security for our schools. This would accomplish three things, strengthen state militias, provide security for our schools,
Tionico Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 3:20 AM
not a bad idea, but there is a simpler one. REPEAL the Federal Gun Free School Zones act, thus enabling ALL persons lawfully able to carry concealed in public to also carry in schools, just as millions of us do everywhere we go every day. Teachers and staff, even janitors, if now able to carry in public, could then carry at school. Perps would never know who is armed, what schools have armed personnel on staff, or whether the teacher in any given classroom might be armed. Problem solved, NO organisation, public money, bureaucracy, power structures.... If Mrs, Higgins can carry in the grocery store, why can't she carry in her classroom? Simplest solution possible. Even the POSSIBILITY of armed staff in schools would end such massacres.
restoreliberty Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:19 PM
and encourage people to volunteer in the local communities deeping ties of trust among citizens instead of with bureaucacies. Utilizing state militias would also strengthen states' rights under the 2nd Amendment.

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