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Arm The Teachers: Gun Control Petition Finds Its Political Opposite
inquisitr.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | Patrick Frye

Posted on 12/18/2012 6:48:22 AM PST by marktwain

Edited on 12/18/2012 7:01:42 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut has led the nation to launch into an increasingly bitter argument over gun control laws. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, this has led to a White House petition that demands lawmakers meet “for a bipartisan discussion resulting in a set of laws that regulates how a citizen obtains a gun.” Some have suggested moderate gun reform and others like Obama are pushing for outright gun bans. A new White House petition is saying that the United States should arm the teachers as a solution to school shootings.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; petition; school; secondamendment; whitehouse
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The petition is not perfect, but it is pushback. I have signed up for an account to vote for it. Yes, we know the deck is stacked against us in the MSM, but we need to push back, even on the left's home turf like this White House petition propaganda forum.
1 posted on 12/18/2012 6:48:33 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I see no evidence that Obama is pushing for an outright ban of guns. Such statements make our side look like a bunch of retards.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 6:51:38 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: marktwain

Here is the White House Petition link:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/gun-every-classroom-arm-every-teacher-and-principal-defend-themselves-and-their-students-during/BR1Wj8cc


3 posted on 12/18/2012 6:54:20 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Why can’t they arm teachers with tasers so that if somehow it falls into the hands of a student it cannot be used to kill another student. I don’t know that much about tasers but it seems to make sense.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 6:59:35 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: marktwain

I prefer the Israel type approach. Too many is too risky (assuming every teacher would carry), and teachers will be concentrating on their actual job. Guards would properly concentrate on theirs.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 7:03:44 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: marstegreg

Yes, that’s a better idea. Or something that can immobilize like mace. Why not even BB guns?


6 posted on 12/18/2012 7:06:14 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: TheRhinelander
Obama is pushing for an outright ban of guns.

Your boy would ban anything he can. zot

7 posted on 12/18/2012 7:06:14 AM PST by xone
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To: marstegreg
Tasers are short range many things can stop them from working properly some people are not effected.

Worrying about students or others grabbing someones firearm is why over stated by the anti’s.

It can be lessen by proper training and retention holster.

8 posted on 12/18/2012 7:06:54 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: TheRhinelander

I don’t think it was meant to include all guns, but meant certain guns. Not the best writing, but that’s all.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 7:08:27 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: marktwain

That teacher is setting a horrible example - cigarettes and sugary soda! Where is Mike Bloomberg?


10 posted on 12/18/2012 7:10:04 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (Mitt has dogs for pets - Obama had them for lunch)
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To: TheRhinelander

Why ban any when they’re not the problem?

If you want an unconstitutional solution to this, why not just make folks get screened annually for mental disorders and lock up those who don’t fit the bill?

Obamacare would glady pay for that as part of your “wellness visit”.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 7:10:11 AM PST by fruser1
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To: riverrunner

There is a reason courts and the like removed guns from all persons, even in the old, old days when everyone carried. I defer to the wisdom of the early Americans, not to mention the Israelis.


12 posted on 12/18/2012 7:12:07 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: fruser1

Non-sequitur. Why attacking this poster for thinking the article is errant?


13 posted on 12/18/2012 7:15:16 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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Opponents believe that having someone armed in one of these so-called "gun free" zone would pose an additional danger to people if a shooter was confronted. So let's take a look at a couple recent example: Clackamas mall in Oregon. Shooter had killed two when he saw that a citizen had a bead on him with his carry pistol. Shooter then commits suicide without citizen firing a shot. Newton. Shooter is kills everyone he can until police arrive with guns at which time he commits suicide. But until then all the children were SAFELY killed. First example shooter is limited to two because an armed citizen was on site. Second, shooter was free to continued until cops arrive and twenty died. Gun free zone are dangerous because they are gun free zones. Remove the designation and they cease becoming a target. All but one mass killing since 1950 was in a "gun free" zone.
14 posted on 12/18/2012 7:15:46 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
The courts normally don't remove guns From LEOs or their bailiffs at least here in Wis.
15 posted on 12/18/2012 7:16:07 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Not to mention lame tank tops. Truthfully they look like trash.

What is this picture anyway?


16 posted on 12/18/2012 7:16:44 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: riverrunner

Exactly. I’m talking about those who enter temporarily for court dates.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 7:18:12 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: xone

Obama is not “my boy”. I’m merely pointing out an inaccuracy in the article. Moron.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 7:18:59 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander

Of course he’s not. He’s smarter than that. Better to look hesitant to go there while operatives and speeches whip the masses into a frenzy demanding termination of their own freedoms.
Classic political technique: do what the mob demands, but make sure they come to demand what you want to do.


19 posted on 12/18/2012 7:20:32 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: fruser1

I absolutely agree. We need to start institutionaling people again. That was yet another grand mistake of the 60’s and 70’s.

The “we need lunatic control not gun control” article posted here earlier today links to an amazingly good article that is worth reading on this very subject.

In the meantime I ordered three 30 round clips for my Saiga and 1,000 rounds of ammo just in time. Going to get as much as I can before I can’t get it anymore.

I hate this.


20 posted on 12/18/2012 7:21:37 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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