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Reviving a Gun Law That Didn't Work

wallet Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 8:26 AM
You can tell they are politicizing the situation when their solution does not solve the problem. Here is a legislative proposal: Let the teachers at each school decide if they want to arm. Couple this with school vouchers so parents can decide if they want their kids going to an armed school or gun free school. If teachers do not want to arm then parents should be allowed to volunteer. Great platform for 2014!
cambeul41 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 7:34 PM
As a community college teacher, a "professor," I agree -- with one small change. Parents opting out of a gun protected classroom might be more often doable than opting out of a gun protected school.

I especially like the volunteer parent idea!
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 1:19 PM
pay a bonus to any employee that has a permit and is armed at school regularly.
ENCOURAGE more armed employees.
the more armed school employees,the harder it is to attack such a place,and the less likely it will occur.
topknot Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 11:19 AM
I don't think it would solve a thing for teachers to be armed with guns my gosh have you not noticed that some of the teachers are nothing but thugs themselves ? Yes we do have some very good teachers but like everything else there is also some that are not very stable themselves.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 1:21 PM
OTOH,Concealed Carry Permit holders have PROVEN themselves to be safe and law-abiding. there's NO reason to believe that permit holders are going to act differently on school grounds than they have done in the usual public places.
Permit holders have established a SUPERB record in EVERY sate that issues such permits.
THEY are not any danger or problem.
rpm Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 6:23 PM
While I do NOT consider being a teacher automatically confers hero status on you, I do not believe that teachers are any more likely to be "thugs" than the populace at large; in fact, quite the opposite.

There are a huge number of CCW holders in the US (20M?) and there is essentially NO misuse.

I am perfectly prepared to trust teachers that go get a CCW. Now, if they would just shut up about politics and teach reading, writing and arithmetic.
rpm Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 6:23 PM
While I do NOT consider being a teacher automatically confers hero status on you, I do not believe that teachers are any more likely to be "thugs" than the populace at large; in fact, quite the opposite.

There are a huge number of CCW holders in the US (20M?) and there is essentially NO misuse.

I am perfectly prepared to trust teachers that go get a CCW. Now, if they would just shut up about politics and teach reading, writing and arithmetic.
On Friday, a heavily armed young man walked into a Connecticut elementary school and murdered 20 first-graders and six adults before he killed himself. Even in a country inured to gun violence, this crime is too heinous to contemplate.

Now the question is: Does Washington pass a bad law just to do something, anything, even something that doesn't enhance public safety?

I write this as a former assault-weapons ban supporter, who observed that the 1994 federal assault-weapons ban, which expired in 2004, didn't reduce gun violence in America. Nor, apparently, did Connecticut's assault-weapons ban, passed in 1993 and still in force....