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.
What is that?
The teachers unions and RAT politicians would rather have dead children than armed guards. Before this they did not object to armed resourse officers, metal detectors or lockdowns. They smell blood in the water.
A more radical solution is privatize education, shut down the public schools and get the government out of the child raising business. IN my home school we have had no killings, but we have had plenty of shootings, my children do not get disciplined for quoting the Bible, in fact we encourage it. If you do not want to live in a socialist nation you have to get the public out of the socialist incubator. Public funded education has helped to destroy family solidarity, science, entrepreneurship, and education.
[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.]
As long as the government and the schools insist that my children and grandchildren go to their schools, I insist that they protect them first. When they take the care and education of children away from parents, they also take on the responsibility of protecting that child while under their care.
Providing opportunity for the teachers, or some member of the school staff, to be armed, defeats the whole purpose of “No Gun Zones”. The idea is to raise children free of involvement with handguns or side arms, to the point that young boys are not permitted to have toy guns, and to even raise your hand with forefinger extended, and saying “Bang, bang!” is to get yourself suspended from school. So what would it say for the teacher to be armed?
You betcha this would cause a squawk from the educationalists around the country. They have been carefully inoculating their small charges with the belief that guns, in and of themselves, are evil, and to even THINK about using them is also evil. They have effectively cowed the children into being conformist, long before they have developed any critical thinking on their own, and as insurance that they shall NEVER achieve a degree of independence that could challenge the status that is being created bit by bit every day.
No matter how morally wrong it turns out to be.
You sure got that right. It's about time the Right became Macchiavellian when confronting the left; the Right should learn something from the Alinskyites.
Ummm hello union...it’s dues paying jobs...
“Knee jerk hysteria from the teachers 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.”
Knee jerk is right. They are only objecting to armed guards because the NRA proposed it. The fact that armed officers have been in schools for a decade without their objection proves it. If the NRA proposed putting desks in classrooms they would object. The NRA proposed a reasonable measure to make schools safer but they are hysterical because banning guns wasnt a part of it.
The stupid in the herd will be culled. The stupid are the left. Useful idiots.
Not what we need- TSA gropers now groping the kids at school as well.
“The Artemis Project” is a good idea. No unions and no cost to the district.
Forget gun control. Forget armed security in the schools. DISCIPLINE children at home and in the schools. Children today are Godless, rouge zoo animals with no guidance or discipline and no MEN around them at home, or at school, or in daycare. 100% estrogen role models for boys ain’t workin’!!!
Take for instance the story about Rahm Emanuel and his outrageous comments that was just posted. The NRA should convene yet another press conference and shove Emanuel’s words where the sun don’t shine. Will they do it? Nope.
Once they figure out they will be SEIU guards they will want them.
More union workers and they will be pushing for it.
Typical liberal. If we just let them talk they’re show their stupidity and most of the time they’ll contradict themselves.
She says the NRA wants to bring MORE guns into school. More guns? There were absolutely zero guns in Sandy Hook until a nut case brought some in.
Teachers should be able to teach without the fear of violence? That’s exactly what the NRA is saying.
Schools should be santuaries and not armed fortresses? They’re now UNARMED fortresses.
Definitely not, just trying to apply their own absurd logic. NRA suggested some volunteer guards.
“Weapons prohibited” stickers stop NOTHING.
Bunch of slow learners.
“IN my home school we have had no killings, but we have had plenty of shootings...”
You’ve had plenty of shootings in your home school?
Ummm, care to expand on that?
I wonder how the Police Union feels about police officers being called “both irresponsible and dangerous”, by this individual?
The cadaverous Frank Lautenberg, Senator from New Jersey, said essentially the same thing. We need to howl that message long and loud when the next one happens, and make no mistake, there WILL be another one. Their blood is on the hands of everyone who denies the effectiveness of armed guards in schools.
Randi will start protecting students when they start paying union dues.
Liberal indoctrination and socialist brainwashing aside...what conservative who loves their children would entrust them to such fools?
They demand that children pay in blood to further a socialist agenda...abort the unborn, sacrifice the young, defile and indoctrinate the adolescent, enslave and endow with victimhood all that survive...and viciously attack any who refuse to be sheep.
There is no need for security to appear to be anything other than janitors or volunteer parent hall monitors, etc. I do agree wholeheartedly with the second half of your post.
Just about every inner city school has armed guards, cops even.
I’m confused - what does Gilbert Gottfried have to do with this discussion?
Within an hour of the incident, there were scores of guns all over Sandy Hook Elementary. It’s simple...do you want two retired police concealed carrying or 30 armed SWAT members looking for survivors?
Weingarten graduated from Cornell which has AN ARMED POLICE FORCE ON CAMPUS>
"From 1979 to 1980, Weingarten was a legislative assistant for the Labor Committee of the New York State Senate. She received a Bachelor of Science in labor relations from the ILR School at Cornell University in 1980"=wiki
Cornell University Police *G2 Barton Hall* 255-1111
"The Cornell Police will perform the same basic activities as any municipal police... All items lost, or found on the Cornell Campus, or Identified as belonging to a ..."
"Almost three-fourths of universities with a sworn police force arm their officers, according to the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics survey from the 2004-2005 academic year."
I guess this means that the teachers’ union wants to trim the class size.