Skip to comments.Teachers union rejects NRA’s call for armed security in schools
Posted on 12/21/2012 2:25:38 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement in reaction to National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierres press conference today:
After remaining silent for an entire week following the Newtown massacre, the NRAs first comments were to call for more guns in our schools and our society. This is both irresponsible and dangerous. No matter how much money the NRA spends or propaganda it tries to spread, one thing is clearthe NRA is not serious about confronting the epidemic of gun violence in our nation.
Schools must be safe sanctuaries, not armed fortresses. Anyone who would suggest otherwise doesnt understand that our public schools must first and foremost be places where teachers can safely educate and nurture our students.
I guess this means the blood from any future school massacres is on the teachers unions’ hands.
Because that “No Gun Zone” is working so well,,
That statement just pegged the stupid meter.
“When schoolchildren start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children.”
-Albert Shanker (September 14, 1928 February 22, 1997) president of the United Federation of Teachers from 1964 to 1985 and president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) from 1974 to 1997.
There was an armed guard at Best Buy today. I guess people are more concerned about protecting their cheap electronic crap than they are their kids.
Does the teacher’s union want to remove the armed cops who are already in the schools?
How many dead teachers does it take to change a lightbulb?
No one except the Terminator ever shot up a police station.
Great question. Most inner city schools have at least one cop assigned to them - more as children are arriving and leaving the schools as that's when incidents often occur.
How about if we hire armed guards for the kids, and the teachers are on their own?
Knee jerk hysteria from the teacher’s unions. This is what amazes me: there already are armed police officers in two states that I know of: Texas and Florida. Yesterday when I stopped at a high school in my town, there was an armed police officer sitting behind the counter with the receptionist. Also, my brother is a deputy in Florida. He did a couple of years as a “School Resource Officer” - always armed.
They’re already in many schools. See nasro.org
They still need armed security in the schools as well.
Regardless, with this defeatist attitude, the teacher unions are only making another strong argument for right-to-work laws.
“Schools must be safe sanctuaries, not armed fortresses.”
Yes, a gun-free zone is truly a safe sanctuary...oh wait!
I guess she is not familiar with schools in Israel - where no school massacres have occurred since they began having armed staff in the schools AFTER a school massacre occurred in just such a gun free zone safe sanctuary.
What did anyone expect from these self-serving extortionists?? Caring logic? Something intelligent in the way of an informed solution?
Forget about it.
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