Boehner calls for 'discussion' on guns - The Hill
Boehner also told Republicans that they need to be "circumspect" in their observations, the lawmaker said, warning that "it's not helpful" for lawmakers to call for arming teachers as a way to prevent mass shootings. That remark was a not-so-veiled shot at Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), who churned headlines Sunday when he lamented that one of the victims, Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung, was unarmed during the attack. "I wish to God she had an M-4 in her office locked up so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didnt have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids, Gohmert said in an interview on Fox News Sunday.
I am not clear on how an unarmed person can deter someone with a weapon determined to kill as many people as possible. I think it would just add one more to the final body count.
I don't know if it's been mentioned, but one thing is for sure, the jihadis are watching and learning from the Sandy Hook tragedy.
And there is the problem with today's "thinking". It's all about "feelings".
I support his doing the Daddy thing....I do not support this as an answer.
There are over 91000 public schools in our country, are we to live like they do in South Africa where there are bars around the entire school and armed guards all over the place? It is not necessary. The incidence of events like what happened in Connecticut not only do not require it but are better served by a few Conceal Carry persons on site.
I promise you this, we will never go back to the school experience many of us 45 and older knew if we go the route of police state at schools. We set up an atmosphere of fear and a sinister one for the state to control because I guarantee you there will be abuses of that presence for everything imaginable to the point where we have police on-site at schools tackling and arresting kids...we are reacting to a symptom here, a symptom of the real issue, morality.
Congratulations Liberal progressives, you have brought us all of this at the insistence of removal of moral absolutes in nearly every setting because you associate them with the Christian God. In the 50’s chewing gum and talking in class were the number one infraction...what is it today? I will also add that we are not allowed to enter into the conversation the FACT that this particular incident was also a Psychiatric one...Nope, its only the gun talked about.
My brother and I were talking about getting armed civilians to volunteer in a rotation at schools (maybe 60 or so - so you’d only have to be there once a quarter). I’m sure you could get enough people to volunteer that it wouldn’t even be a financial hardship for the schools/community. (That being said, it’ll never happen. We’ll just ban assault weapons and everything will be fixed. /sarc)
Bus drivers need to be trained on how to prevent their busses from being jacked as well, or arm the drivers.
If they cannot get to the kids at the school they will seek ways either going or coming from school.
Then he's not providing security.
Don't get me wrong, I applaud him for what he is doing, but it's a shame that he's legally restrained from using the tools he needs to actually protect the children.
Self-defense is the ability to apply equal or greater force to a threat. Anything else is desperation.
This isn’t it.
The media certainly likes to slap "Former Marine" into a headline.
I've seen headlines like this:
Former Marine, 89, Bags Groceries at Local Store
Former Marine, 72, Elected to School Board
Former Marine, 79, Scratches Ass
I guess whatever it takes to get people to read their rags.
“”I wish to God she had an M-4 in her office . . .”
It won’t be long now till schools have robots and drones patrolling the schools. Which brings up other ethical issues of who, when, and under what conditions are they activated to kill - not to mention human collateral damage aspects.
Brave New World a coming.
I find this to be emblematic. A Marine, fully trained, fully capable of defending our children, unarmed because of stupid pc sensibilities.
And yet, this is an American who is willing to put himself between the enemy and our posterity.
To be clear, I find his presence there to be completely admirable and appropriate.
The oath to support our Constitution never expires. A document whose supreme stated purpose is to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to Posterity.”