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Posted on 12/15/2012 4:56:53 PM PST by PWK arch

I am truly bothered


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I am truly bothered by what happened in Connecticut yesterday, and what has transpired over the last few years with all of these public shootings, ESPECIALLY these innocent little schoolchildren. Searching in my mind for an answer, none appeared because I am convinced it is because our society has truly shown some horribly evil elements.

Now I am not advocating a "Police State", or a complete armed society. But suppose each state government authorized the States' National Guard to post several trained members in each school. Being state employees this should not conflict with the ban on using the federal military in our own country. This would be done only after the participants have qualified as expert on the range with both sidearms and rifles, and have had CQB training and have shown themselves to be proficient. These could be posted on a revolving basis, and the time spent "on duty" would count toward their required ACDUTRA time for the year. Their "deployment" would be reasonably local, and they could spend their nights at home.

I know this might give the appearance of an "armed" society, but if you recall this was done following 911 and no one really objected.

These are our children and grandchildren we are talking about, and I cannot think of anything more precious and worth protecting. It is sad for me to think that after over 5 decades of life in this country, several years of which were spent in defense of my country, that I would even consider such an option. Evil has once again shown its' very ugly face, and it scares the hell out of me.

1 posted on 12/15/2012 4:56:57 PM PST by PWK arch
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To: PWK arch
NO to military on US streets.

Just do what the Israelis do... ELIMINATE FREE-FIRE (GUN-FREE) ZONES.


2 posted on 12/15/2012 4:59:35 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: PWK arch

Why not just hire extra local policeman and one at each school ?


3 posted on 12/15/2012 5:00:37 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: PWK arch

If your grandparents weren’t willing to toss the constitution overboard, you shouldn’t either.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rampage_killers#School_massacres

Its a dangerous world and always has been. Cope with it.


4 posted on 12/15/2012 5:02:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PWK arch
Have you ever heard of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) ?
5 posted on 12/15/2012 5:04:34 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: PWK arch
Having been a sergeant that had to babysit reservists and guardsmen in the E-1 to E-4 range.... Not near my grandbabies.

The military is for breaking things and killing people. It's what they do. It's the only thing the government is half-way competent at doing.

Want security? Hire security.

Leave the military out of it. Call them if you get invaded.

/johnny

6 posted on 12/15/2012 5:05:46 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think we are all troubled... but your solution is expensive and IMHO a bandaid. How about we throw out the political correct crap and deal with mental illness? The Colorado guy was a nut case. The Arizona shooter was a nutcase. As were the folks that were at the universities but we can’t deal with that. The gun laws worked as this fellow found he was unable to buy guns a few days ago... this was not a spur of the moment decision on his part. It was a long time ago (but not that long— I am not retired). When I was in high school —1,200 kids, I could have gone into the parking lot and found over 200 rifles and shotguns in students’ cars and pickups ... most in plain view in gun racks... all the vehicles unlocked and all of the guns loaded.

It is very sad, it is a tragic moment. The loss of a child is something that a parent should never have to deal with.


7 posted on 12/15/2012 5:06:11 PM PST by bosshog (The Dragon Lady isn't fast but she flies really HIGH!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; PWK arch

What Pluribus said.

The current GOP House or the next GOP president should enact a law or executive order which requires school systems to have at least one trained civilian or police guard with a firearm at every public school. This guard must carry a semi-automatic pistol with a large capacity magazine or an evil black rifle such as an AR-15, and meet the marksmanship standards required by the United States military or their state police with those weapons. If they fail to comply, they receive no, I repeat, NO federal funds of any kind.

School shootings would then be a thing of the past. Count on it.


8 posted on 12/15/2012 5:08:13 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Cigarettes are like squirrels: Perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and set it on fire)
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To: PWK arch
It's the society that we now live in. For a long time now, someone has always come up for an excuse for everything. It is never the individual's fault. The sad part is that it is only going to get worse. The commie libs need some inanimate object on which they can blame the evil actions performed by members of the miserable society that they have built in this country over the past 50 years.

Americans are going to have to learn that it is up to us to protect our children and our families. The government sure as heck isn't going to do it.

9 posted on 12/15/2012 5:08:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: PWK arch

Great nazi ideal. How about we stop libearls from cleansing the culture and ideals of American freedom for a change. The culture of death (this kid was a pop culture goth”) is overcoming us - as planned. No we won’t respond with a police state, I hope. Enough. We are already sexually molested on the way through airports in the name of safety from murder cultures we are not permitted to name...hint...we call it the religion of peice.


10 posted on 12/15/2012 5:08:48 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: PWK arch

I had no ideer that you had a idea...


11 posted on 12/15/2012 5:11:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
STAFF ARMED - USE OF DEADLY FORCE AUTHORIZED

That's all that needs to be said.

12 posted on 12/15/2012 5:14:07 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Mr. Silverback; PWK arch

It doesn’t go far enough. One officer can NOT be on the whole campus at all times.

I worked in a school office, and any one of us would’ve let that “man” through security. Because. We. Knew. Him.

I’m VERY serious in my belief that the teachers need to be trained and carry all the time.


13 posted on 12/15/2012 5:14:26 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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“suppose each state government authorized the States’ National Guard to post several trained members in each school”

Great... if you served to protect GOVERNMENT!


14 posted on 12/15/2012 5:14:55 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: Mr. Silverback

That is another great idea, kind of a variation on my theme. I was trying to consider the costs involved, and hey we are paying the guardsmen anyway.


15 posted on 12/15/2012 5:15:03 PM PST by PWK arch
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To: PWK arch

I would prefer a law allowing any teacher, school administrator, or college student who served and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Services to conceal carry in any school.

We have to send the message to the evil among us that our schools are no longer target-rich, gun free zones where no can fight back.

Once we have demonstrable success with that, open it up to all citizens who could otherwise be issued a concealed carry permit.


16 posted on 12/15/2012 5:15:35 PM PST by Carlucci
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Good placards.


17 posted on 12/15/2012 5:15:55 PM PST by BipolarBob (I survived the Lindsay Lohan Bar, Grill and Fight Club.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Just mentioned, as subject of thread below, that two policemen made your same point and recommendation.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2969139/posts


18 posted on 12/15/2012 5:15:58 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: bosshog

“... but your solution is expensive and IMHO a bandaid. How about we throw out the political correct crap and deal with mental illness?”

That needs to be done too. But when that fails, a steady hand with a .45 is cheap.


19 posted on 12/15/2012 5:16:49 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: BipolarBob

I stole it.


20 posted on 12/15/2012 5:17:09 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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