Newtown Votes To Request Armed Police Officers In Elementary Schools

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    Feb 01, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/newtown-votes-to-request-armed-police-officers-in-elementary-schools/
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    Feb 01, 2013 10:18 PM GMT
    GASP!!! How could they?!? Don't they know that filthy guns are so evil?!?icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif
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    Feb 01, 2013 11:46 PM GMT
    It does not surprise me that parents desire armed police in schools. Americahas for a very long time been a nation that has not seen the level of security that exists in many nations in Europe. There is not a single school -- or University -- within a 100 mile radius or more -- that does not operate without armed police or guards. It is simply nothing new in much of the world.

    It may gripe the living hell out of anti-gun folks, but this is likely not one they are going to win.
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    Feb 02, 2013 12:34 AM GMT
    I am content with armed police officers as long as were not resorting to armed teachers.

    However, as shown in Columbine, armed officers also do not stop shooting massacres.
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    Feb 02, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
    msuNtx saidI am content with armed police officers as long as were not resorting to armed teachers.

    However, as shown in Columbine, armed officers also do not stop shooting massacres.


    Except they apparently did help to mitigate the death toll -
    http://www.examiner.com/article/fact-check-columbine-high-s-armed-guard-saved-student-lives
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    Feb 02, 2013 12:39 AM GMT
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    msuNtx saidI am content with armed police officers as long as were not resorting to armed teachers.

    However, as shown in Columbine, armed officers also do not stop shooting massacres.


    Except they apparently did help to mitigate the death toll -
    http://www.examiner.com/article/fact-check-columbine-high-s-armed-guard-saved-student-lives


    Yay, we can mitigate who dies.

    Children still died. 13 families lost loved ones that day. We can arm every school we want, but people will still die.
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    Feb 02, 2013 12:42 AM GMT
    msuNtx said
    riddler78 said
    msuNtx saidI am content with armed police officers as long as were not resorting to armed teachers.

    However, as shown in Columbine, armed officers also do not stop shooting massacres.


    Except they apparently did help to mitigate the death toll -
    http://www.examiner.com/article/fact-check-columbine-high-s-armed-guard-saved-student-lives


    Yay, we can mitigate who dies.

    Children still died. 13 families lost loved ones that day. We can arm every school we want, but people will still die.


    And if they didn't a lot more may have died - which I think is more the point. Columbine has been used by some anti-gun advocates as the reason why there shouldn't be armed guards or anyone at schools but it;s not a view supported by the actual facts.

    If the goal is to reduce violent gun crimes, we would do away with the war on drugs first and foremost.
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    Feb 02, 2013 12:51 AM GMT
    As much as I enjoy an argument there is no debating guns because neither side has an argument. More guns has proven ineffective and no guns has proven ineffective.

    If pro-gun advocates want their children attending school in what appears to be a near 3rd World Country environment then fine.
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    Feb 02, 2013 1:28 AM GMT
    msuNtx saidAs much as I enjoy an argument there is no debating guns because neither side has an argument. More guns has proven ineffective and no guns has proven ineffective.

    If pro-gun advocates want their children attending school in what appears to be a near 3rd World Country environment then fine.


    While I think you are trying to be sincere - I am curious - which third world countries are you referring to? I don't think though that all arguments are created equal.

    If I'm not mistaken, the goal is to limit the potential deaths caused by gun sprees in schools if not eliminate them. I'm thinking though that you would at least agree that declaring schools gun free zones or how President Obama mocked the NRA for even suggesting armed guards isn't the answer.

    But again, if the goal is fewer guns in the hands of criminals and less gun violence, why hasn't the Administration been more aggressive in declaring an end to the war on drugs?
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    Feb 02, 2013 5:57 PM GMT
    Of Course they voted for armed guards in their school you dolts
    Their kids came within a hair's breath of having their skulls shattered by automatic weapon fire

    Ask them if they want automatic weapons banned .... Post that
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    Feb 02, 2013 6:51 PM GMT
    It wasn't automatic weapons, you silly goose. Automatic weapons have been banned since the 1930s. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 02, 2013 7:01 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidIt wasn't automatic weapons, you silly goose. Automatic weapons have been banned since the 1930s. icon_smile.gif


    Semi-automatic. It's close enough, Blakes and you know it.

    ...(or is it Socal?) icon_lol.gif


    That was a very clumsy attempt to sidetrack GQ's question.

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    Feb 03, 2013 12:47 AM GMT
    No, it was an effort to bring clarity back to the issue, because he exaggerated it for dramatic effect. That is a common trick of the left. You didn't think it mattered, because you agree with him. There's a big difference between an automatic firearm and a semi-automatic firearm. I think the term semi-automatic is misleading, because too many people don't know or don't care about the significant distinction.