NJ town to station armed cop at schools

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    Dec 24, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    An initiative led by a Democratic mayor...

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/jersey_town_adopts_schoolhouse_glocks_ID5tknLmS1oOuWbD62d51K

    The mayor and other town officials had approved the initiative before the chief of the National Rifle Association ignited a firestorm on Friday by calling for armed guards for schools.

    Besides putting a cop in each of its schools — one kindergarten, five elementary, two middle and one high school — Marlboro will consider fortifying entrances with steel doors and bulletproof glass and installing surveillance cameras “all over” to feed to the police department, Hornik said.

    Cost won’t stand in the way of “state-of-the-art” safety, he added.

    “This isn’t a luxury item. This is a necessity, based on what we saw happen in Connecticut,” said Hornik, a Democrat who supports an assault-weapons ban and stricter gun control.
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    Dec 24, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    "Cost won’t stand in the way of “state-of-the-art” safety, he added.

    “This isn’t a luxury item. This is a necessity, based on what we saw happen in Connecticut,” said Hornik, a Democrat who supports an assault-weapons ban and stricter gun control. "


    YES! SANITY.

    With millions of assault weapons already in circulation, we need to start with every reasonable security measure.

    And if we're talking about the security of our kids, we need to do whatever is necessary.

    But the next step that you won't hear from the NRA, aka the National Republican Army, is a BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS!
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    Dec 24, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    Smart move!
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    Dec 24, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    I grew up not too far from Marlboro Township....so scary that something like this could happen so close to home icon_confused.gif











    *that cop in the news article is FINE by the way....icon_redface.gif*
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    Dec 24, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    Hate to tell you, but every school in Oakland has had cops with guns for years and shootings still occur....

    Here's an idea....how about deputizing teachers....then you don't increase the cost...teachers are trained and you have protection...

    Similar to a volunteer fire dept....
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    Dec 24, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    GeorgeLifts said"Cost won’t stand in the way of “state-of-the-art” safety, he added.

    “This isn’t a luxury item. This is a necessity, based on what we saw happen in Connecticut,” said Hornik, a Democrat who supports an assault-weapons ban and stricter gun control. "


    YES! SANITY.

    With millions of assault weapons already in circulation, we need to start with every reasonable security measure.

    And if we're talking about the security of our kids, we need to do whatever is necessary.

    But the next step that you won't hear from the NRA, aka the National Republican Army, is a BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS!


    It absolute craziness, next thing we will hear is back-packs that are bullet-proof for kids as well as bullet proof clothing is the option to go, rather than tackling the issue of assault weapons and clipper magazines.
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    Dec 24, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    Thanks Marlboro Mayor for confirming there's at least one reasonable democrat. Perhaps he should run for president.
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    Dec 24, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    Well, it really does seem like the terrorists have won.icon_cry.gif
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    Dec 24, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
    We need to make sure kids are safe in school. I'm just not sure this is the answer. Why couldn't we have cops or security that work undercover as a janitor ot whatever in the school that are armed but the students wouldn't know.
    They would be there though if ever there was a situation like what happened in Conn. last week. We have cops in the schools here and they are involved in everything including disclipine. Half the kids graduating here have a record already because they get charged with disorderly conduct for skipping class or being too loud or whatever and thats a bad road to go down as well. You are going to have a generation of kids coming up where it's normal in their eyes to constantly be monitored by cameras and law enforcement. It's not normal or american.
    As Ben Franklin said those who sacrific freedom for security will end up with and deserve neither. If there are armed people or law enforcement in schools there only job should be keeping the school safe from an outside threat. We should not be so quick to give up our freedoms and turn everything into a locked down police state. Just something to think about.
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    Dec 24, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    I am finding it hard to believe that people really think the solution to this situation is MORE GUNS !!

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    Dec 24, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    Ban or no ban, cops in schools or no cops in schools. Criminals are criminals not because they do the right thing, because they do the WRONG things.! If they want to get weapons whether there's a ban or not they will and they also will commit the crime! There won't be a solution! But banning automatic weapons, will help.
    I'm a CHL carrier, own several guns/rifles/shotguns, I'm well prepare for some idiot to break into my house. Or even out on the streets. If ordinary citizens can't defend themselves, criminal will take that to their advantage. As a CHL carrier I highly recommend everyone who is capable of carrying a CHL to do it. Better be safe then sorry. Or better be him than me.....
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    Dec 24, 2012 11:38 AM GMT
    So sad that it has come to this.
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    Dec 24, 2012 12:03 PM GMT
    Not saying it is a bad idea, quite the contrary, however do you think it would make an impact?

    Obviously the guard would be the first target but I just hope there is some longer term policy changes being thought of with the disaffected kids in mind.

    The CT shooter was apparently overtly stereotypical- maybe a better reporting system that places higher emphasis on similar children to intervene earlier. Smaller class sizes etc- most likely all a pipe dream, but a little more human.
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    Dec 24, 2012 12:44 PM GMT
    metatextual saidWell, it really does seem like the terrorists have won.icon_cry.gif

    Prepare for the coming Cold War Blues & for those who WANT the End Of The World to make it happy with their cultist paranoia.
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    Dec 24, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    We need a better system for identifying and dealing with the mentally ill in the US - plain, pure, and simple.

    It seems to me in just about all these school shootings the kids that perpetrate these atrocities are mentally imbalanced in some way and haven't been given proper treatment because either the healthcare system has failed them or their parents bury their heads in the sand because of the shame and stigma surrounding mental illness. PLAIN, PURE, AND SIMPLE.