Skip to comments.Freep this poll-Do you agree w/NRA that an armed officer should be posted in every school?
Posted on 12/22/2012 1:26:00 PM PST by GILTN1stborn
Do you agree with the NRA that an armed officer should be posted in every school?
An armed society is a polite society. If it is known that our children are protected by deadly force it is less likely that someone will seek to use deadly force against them. This policy seems to work well in Israel.
Liberal bastard democraps demand armed guards for their money (banks) and their elected democrap shills (Capitol Hill security is always armed), but they demand all law abiding citizens be disarmed in the twisted magic thinking belief that that will protect their offspring/future liberal vermin.
Maybe police buildings should be part of the same structures as schools. Or within one hundred yards of a police station. Satellite stations.
Another thought is that police rotate (walk) through a school several times a day.
Poll FReeped, best available answer.
Should they have metal detectors and X-ray machines too? Maybe just hire TSA flunkies like the airports do?
If a particular city wants to spend its education $$ on hiring armed guards, let them do that. But there’s no reason the federal government should be forcing it or funding it.
The best federal solution is to remove federal restrictions on carry in schools, then let the locals figure out how they want to do security, whether just let CHL staff carry (which they should be anyway), or actually pay for guards to be posted.
The local police should already be walking through schools randomly, as part of their community presence programs. Not just because of this. But I guess $150 tickets for going 10mph over on highways are more important than building up community rapport.
Several of the ladies in my CAS club are teachers at one of the local high schools. I wouldn't want any of them shooting at me.
where do you get this number, ten billion dollars a year?
If every school replaced their most worthless teacher with an armed security guard it might be a good tradeoff, and would reduce the cost to near zero. Or maybe each school could do with one less bus driver. Doesn’t Obama want to hire 100,000 more science teachers, or something like that? I would imagine we will get zero bang for our buck from that. My point is there is a way we could solve this problem if we wanted to solve this problem. Instead I think we would rather NOT solve this problem and use it as an excuse to disarm the American public.
You are going to catch hell on this one Buzzard..
The Freepers in here who want armed guards in schools have been on my ass like a hip pocket.
I don’t know the cost but it wouldn’t be cheap and each one of them would join the SEIU, You would get what TSA gets for employees.
I believe in having an officer at every school as much as I believe in the school chef grinding up and grilling every attempted mass murderer killed on school grounds.
Hey, I have an idea.... as Republicans, we’re supposed to support LOCAL control of education. So why don’t we let local school boards make this call? You really want the Feds mandating something like this? I hate this idea.
I voted yes because that was really the only option. The assumption will be that NO votes are for no firearms in schools or anywhere else, a responsible poll would have at least had a place for “other”. My other would be to have NO gun free zones. Teachers, administrators, cafeteria workers, maintenance, visiting parents, any who wanted if they are eligible to buy a firearm to carry it concealed. Our schools, post offices, courtrooms and houses, government offices, theatres, hospitals, churches, all would be more safe.
I arrived at school on Friday to drop off my kids—there were two armed guards in police uniforms at the front entrance to the school.
I knew my kids would be safe that day.
Other parents spoke negatively about the guards. Those parents may not understand the threat facing their children. If these policemen should not be at the school, then what is the point of having police at all, anywhere?
I understand the seriousness of the safety of my kids.
Where did that dollar number originate? Many schools already have security personnel who aren't uniformed.
Fire the school publicist, the assistant coach and the third level vice principal and there will be more than tnough money.
The task is a local one, not a ntional one. the talk about federal money is BS
We have had armed guards for years in the high school.
They were in one instance successful in stopping a shooter
Quit funding crack moms and fund deputies
Is it a law the killer has to walk through the front door holding a gun in his hand?
What’s to keep the guy that delivers the milk from blowing the school up.
Not if the job goes to the TSA.
The Feds should protect the 2nd-Amendment rights of the teachers. That is all. Let locals manage school security.
Get rid of one school administrator of any ilk or kind. I am SURE each and every public school in the US has one they can spare.
Replace with a cop/trained guard/ex-military volunteer/etc. with a gun.
I’d see that as a net gain overall.
THIS would be a change from the old saying that when seconds counts the police are minutes away.
I would also allow the teachers who wish to, to carry.
Something like this...
If the proposed solution requires more government.....keep looking!
About 98,000 Public Schools. About 33,000 Private schools. At $75,000 per, including all benefits, is $9.8 billion a year.
This is why arming the teachers is a better approach.
Why can't people already employed by the school district be trained and authorized?
Besides, I don't even trust the TSA to screen my grandkids at the airport without groping their gonads. Fat chance I'd want more cretins like them wandering around public schools with a badge, a gun, and a license to commit strip searches and body-cavity probes.
No, if you really want to secure your schools, here's what you do: give your local school boards the authority to recruit a volunteer security force composed entirely of those men and women who have a lifetime of firearms and character-judgement experience and a proven willingness to put their very lives on the line in order to protect those kids.
The students' grandparents.
These polls never come out the way the lefties want, and you never hear about them again.
Some really good answers here as usual. I like the rotating police one and the one using vets. I doubt any FReeper would want to see the Federal Government in control of any of it. And unfortunately, the libs and unions in control of many schools are not likely to be able to make an intelligent decision. My fear for years has been a terrorist attack on a school. Some schools have useless requirements such as signing in at the office, but just like the TSA, no one is really enforcing or watching. I felt encouraged to see the results of the poll though. To me, it means at least in this area, people are not ready to trash the second amendment. It also enforced what I thought happened in November.
The ‘security guards’ could also teach gun safety and shooting fundamentals don’tchaknow.
Bad guys know who to go for with uniformed cops. Better to have regular, every day normal people carrying concealed. They can be cops, but they should not be in uniform.
I agree about the support for 2nd amendment.
And while we’re on the subject of what happened in November, is ANYONE looking into those districts that went 100 percent for Obama?
Why would they join SEIU?
I do not. a “armed guard” is target #1.. Once out of the way, it’s a gun free zone again.
CC teachers and staff. You never know who is going to shoot back.
That wouldn't cost the taxpayers anything extra.
However, since there is only one pro-2nd amendment option on the poll, I chose "yes".
“Why can’t people already employed by the school district be trained and authorized?”
Go into most any school in the country and look in thed office. I guarantee you will see at least 3 fat assed 60ish women sitting on their butts gabbing.
There are custodial workers, counselors, shop teachers, security people and coaches in many schools, aren't there?
Nice whine - how about expressing a replacement solution when you cut another idea down? How much is it worth to preserve freedom from those who want to dismantle the Constitution piece-by-piece until we become like livestock to the government?
That of course is the answer. But it is not the big overrnment solution.
If these changes were decided by individual states, then out of fifty examples, the realistic ones would float to the front and the liberal whine-generated efforts would be exposed for the idiocy they usually are ... and of course that will not do!