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Rev. Jackson: Armed police in schools not answer
AP ^ | December 21, 2012

Posted on 12/22/2012 5:16:18 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the National Rifle Association's call for armed police in schools is no solution to mass shootings.

Jackson reacted Friday after the NRA's top lobbyist said armed police were the only way to stop another tragedy like last week's mass slaying at a Connecticut elementary, where a gunman killed 20 students and six teachers.

Jackson says armed police officers "couldn't compete" with an attacker with an assault weapon, and that a ban on such weapons was needed.

He says he's disappointed that the NRA "showed no remorse" and offered more guns as a solution. He says bearing arms for hunting or self-defense is different from carrying assault weapons.

(Excerpt) Read more at wlsam.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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1 posted on 12/22/2012 5:16:24 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
yes, defenseless children and more ineffectual laws are the answer.
2 posted on 12/22/2012 5:20:55 AM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey Jes, does your son own weapons he is in mental health help isnt he????How many armed guards are covering your A$$???


3 posted on 12/22/2012 5:21:27 AM PST by bikerman (What ever happens from now is all OBAMA's fault. Obama lied,economy died)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We known he has been brainless for years.


4 posted on 12/22/2012 5:21:27 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Ironic that if it weren't for James Earl Ray (and a bloody shirt) nobody would have ever heard of Jesse Jackson.

Jackson was an early-adopter of death dancing, crisis exploitation.

5 posted on 12/22/2012 5:25:39 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey Jesse, with all the gun laws you have in Chicago, and the fact that over 400 children have been killed there, why aren’t you on your city streets hollering about the violence in the welfare communities that Democrats created?


6 posted on 12/22/2012 5:25:52 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Democrats kill babies don’t they.


7 posted on 12/22/2012 5:25:58 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Every one of these mental midgets have a comment that says pretty much the same thing ... armed guards (rent-a-cop, armrd teachers, off duty police, former military, or whatever) is not the answer or solution.

Has ANY one given us a viable plan or solution to school vulnerability?

8 posted on 12/22/2012 5:26:28 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So has this clown fired his armed security detail and moved into the hood?


9 posted on 12/22/2012 5:27:44 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: bmwcyle

The arrogance of ignorance is most brilliantly portrayed by self righteous liberals of whom the Rev Jesse Jackson is a shining example. He does not know what an assault weapon is. He believes his neighbors are an intolerable threat. But he is smart enough to know that ridding his constituents of guns will simplify his pied piper parade to serfdom.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 5:30:27 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: RC one

Mabe they should now pull all of those security guards out of Chicago schools.


11 posted on 12/22/2012 5:31:05 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Jackson has no right to be referred to as ‘reverend’.

He is a pro-abortion, homosexual-hugging, secular-humanist piece of racist-pimp scum!

He is no more a Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury!

And as for the ‘reverend’ Sharpton....


12 posted on 12/22/2012 5:31:16 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: VanDeKoik

There has to be more to the story ... when the left erupts in unison about something there usually is some underlying reason why they all react as they do. What is it about armed guards in schools that they all so violently disagree with?


13 posted on 12/22/2012 5:31:53 AM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Jessie fears an increase in arrests and shootings of gang/drug types in schools by police defending themselves.

And fears the exposure of how many of Obama’s sons are at the core of it. Racist? Nope, Statistical fact. I wish it were different.


14 posted on 12/22/2012 5:32:34 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No, of course not! Gotta take everybodys guns, knives, sticks and sporks!


15 posted on 12/22/2012 5:38:42 AM PST by albie
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To: Louis Foxwell

His weak power is the only thing he has in his worthless life.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 5:40:09 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., should go back to his old tried and true mantra that thrills people such as Bob Schieffer and the popular media: “Up With Hope, Down With Dope”. But the problem was the “dope” go so popular too.


17 posted on 12/22/2012 5:40:19 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A person insane enough to shoot his own mother in the face and murder 20 innocent children is certainly capable of finding alternative weapons if guns are unavailable.


18 posted on 12/22/2012 5:44:02 AM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It has worked in Israel. Not one single person has died in their schools since 1974 when they started training, arming and deploying guards.


19 posted on 12/22/2012 5:45:54 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Jackson says armed police officers “couldn’t compete” with an attacker with an assault weapon

Bullshit. It is just a gun. The cop would have a gun too! I wish these idiots that don’t know a pistol from a shotgun would STFU and stay out of thing they have no knowledge of..


20 posted on 12/22/2012 5:46:44 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: RoosterRedux

Now that’;s just crazy talk. No wonder people think right wingers are all nuts....


21 posted on 12/22/2012 5:47:01 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why do govt officials have armed guards, if they are not the answer?


22 posted on 12/22/2012 5:50:01 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No need to have armed police in the schools. Just arm the principal and some of the teachers.


23 posted on 12/22/2012 5:51:18 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sheesh, Maybe they should put more and bigger “No Guns” signs on the schools. They work so well now.

Or pass more laws like there are in Chicago, NYC, and DC and where they only kill 400 kids a year. /S


24 posted on 12/22/2012 5:53:54 AM PST by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: RoosterRedux

yep, a gun isn’t even necessary. Just drive your vehicle at high speed into a crowd of kids waiting to be picked up after school.


25 posted on 12/22/2012 5:58:08 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I think LaPierre was recommending armed guards as a fail safe. Clearly, from the remarks I HEARD, LaPierre correctly believes what we need is a changed CULTURE.

Jesse Jackass, though, is not interested in having strong families, a Christian culture, and a capitalist society...he is all about enslaving people into government dependence.


26 posted on 12/22/2012 5:58:08 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I think LaPierre was recommending armed guards as a fail safe. Clearly, from the remarks I HEARD, LaPierre correctly believes what we need is a changed CULTURE.

Jesse Jackass, though, is not interested in having strong families, a Christian culture, and a capitalist society...he is all about enslaving people into government dependence.


27 posted on 12/22/2012 6:00:19 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Every time this Marxist, race-baiting poverty pimp spouts off I want to go dig up James Earl Ray’s mouldy body and kick his decomposing @$$.....


28 posted on 12/22/2012 6:00:56 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: RC one

First rule in a gunfight: have a gun........


29 posted on 12/22/2012 6:01:20 AM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Rev.
Doubling down on stupid.
AGAIN.


30 posted on 12/22/2012 6:02:19 AM PST by Flintlock (PARANOIA--means having all the facts.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

IMO, LaPierre was following the oft used political tactic of staking out the most extreme position as your starting point in negotiations.


31 posted on 12/22/2012 6:05:27 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: driftdiver
Exactly. No more big government solutions from anybody. At most this is something for the states to decide but ideally it should be decided school district by school district.

Not every school needs armed security when its always possible that someone in the school might be armed. I'm a big fan of open carry but would want concealed only in schools to keep potential threats guessing.
32 posted on 12/22/2012 6:07:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I was quite pleased with the way the local school dealt with things yesterday when schools were closing in fear. They said they didn’t believe the threats were credible and weren’t going to reward bad behavior by closing for the day. They kept the main entrance and their eyes open and side entrances locked like always.


33 posted on 12/22/2012 6:14:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“couldn’t compete.” - like it’s some damn ball game.

One bullet in the right place....

A 1950’s J. C. Higgins single shot .22 would have been about 1000 times better than NOTHING!


34 posted on 12/22/2012 6:20:57 AM PST by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: Free America52

“Ban assault weapons” seems to be a common theme here. DiFi has been working on a new AWB for at least a year. Just waiting for something like the latest tragedy to happen. The Colorado theater shooting was too close to the election for them to show their cards. The line create these gun free killing fields that everyone knows is just like baiting deer for the nut jobs.


35 posted on 12/22/2012 6:21:11 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Cops can’t compete with a nut with an assault weapon.

We know this is so because he said so.

What happened when the cops showed up?

He killed himself before they even got in the door.

The very thought that he was about to be confronted with armed cops was all it took to end it.

Why does the press continue to interview this idiot?


36 posted on 12/22/2012 6:22:37 AM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Forget CT Rev. How about the 466 school children murdered in Chicago this year alone. Or maybe he only has compassion about the white kids in another state. If there is going to be a national discussion, let us “Pareto-ize” and start where the problem is worst, Chicago and IL where the strictest gun laws in the country seem to be, using factual measurements, enabling increased school children deaths.


37 posted on 12/22/2012 6:24:26 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Should teachers be trained in the use of readily available fire extinguishers or is firefighting best left to the professionals?


38 posted on 12/22/2012 6:25:24 AM PST by gasport (An untied bib tie looks sloppy but an untied bow tie means the party is just beginning.)
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To: old curmudgeon

Was that last a rhetorical question? :)


39 posted on 12/22/2012 6:27:38 AM PST by Sigurdrifta
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To: cripplecreek

Someone I know argues that using a firearm is too difficult and that guns in the hands of non-professionals will only result in the deaths of innocents.

Same ole mantra


40 posted on 12/22/2012 6:29:22 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Jackson’s gun phobia is not the answer, either.


41 posted on 12/22/2012 6:31:07 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Don’t be giving the nut jobs any ideas.


42 posted on 12/22/2012 6:35:24 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: driftdiver

Someone I know argues that using a firearm is too difficult and that guns in the hands of non-professionals will only result in the deaths of innocents.


Yeah, we could not have that.

Just think, if there had been armed teachers in that school, we might have had some innocent children killed.

How lucky it was that did not happen.

It really is time that we stop listening to stupid people and do something real.

The Israelis have demonstrated the way to end mass shootings in schools.

Simple and easily affordable. You can’t beat “for free”.


43 posted on 12/22/2012 6:35:45 AM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Liberals would rather let more kids be murdered so that they can have an excuse to seize legal guns from honest, law-abiding people and deliberately leave them in the hands of criminals.


44 posted on 12/22/2012 6:50:14 AM PST by I want the USA back (You know I'm right.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

dee revin jessie jackass brays again. This turd is bought and paid for by the democratic party as is most of the media. No one with a brain listens to him, unfortunately over half of the electorate doesn’t have brains as was was shown by the last election.


45 posted on 12/22/2012 6:50:21 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: old curmudgeon

Makes too much sense to do it that way.

Well I’m headed out to buy another gun. Hopefully theres something left in the store when I get there. The place I went yesterday had sold out of about 70% of their handgun inventory.


46 posted on 12/22/2012 7:09:59 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: IbJensen
It's “jacka$$” “not-sosharpton” an “calypso louie”, all three have rode on the coattails of unsuspecting blacks for years and years, they have disgraced the term “Reverend” and do not deserve to have any part of their name or title capitalized.
47 posted on 12/22/2012 8:04:23 AM PST by Gertie
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To: driftdiver
Wonder how this played with the draft boards during the 2nd world war, Korea and Viet-Nam?
48 posted on 12/22/2012 8:14:28 AM PST by Gertie
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To: Tailgunner Joe

In all of these comments nobody is following up on the prosecution and partcularly the sentencing by liberal judges in these cases.
If there were 10, 12, and 14, year olds facing the zapping chair you would see these stats drop like a 10 ton boulder.


49 posted on 12/22/2012 8:25:06 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("A voice crying in the wilderness make streight for the way of the Lord")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Jackson says armed police officers "couldn't compete" with an attacker with an assault weapon, and that a ban on such weapons was needed.
Thanks Tailgunner Joe.
50 posted on 12/22/2012 8:25:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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