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Santa Cruz City School boards to consider gun control resolution amid NRA call for armed guards
mercurynews.com ^ | December 26, 2012 | J.M. Brown

Posted on 12/26/2012 7:36:32 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

SANTA CRUZ -- The Santa Cruz City Schools board is expected to consider a resolution next month calling for stricter national gun control laws and improved mental health services -- not placing an armed guard in schools, as an influential gun lobbying group has recommended.

In response to the Dec. 14 school shooting in Connecticut that left 20 first-graders dead, school board Vice President Cynthia Hawthorne is drafting a symbolic statement that will call for banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines nationwide, as well as greater state and federal investment in mental health care and early-childhood education on conflict resolution.

"We are just having a call for sanity," said Hawthorne, who added that the National Rifle Association's recommendation last week to arm guards on campuses contradicts the notion of security. "A safe schools policy implies that there are to be no guns on campus by anybody." ....

Jennifer Cooley, secretary of the Home and School Club of Green Acres Elementary in Live Oak, said she would not support armed protection, despite a lockdown the school experienced after a jail inmate escaped from nearby Dominican Hospital and stole a deputy's gun two years ago.

"It would make me nervous to have someone with a gun on campus," Cooley said. "It would be scary for the children."

Francisco Rodriguez, president of the 1,100-member Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers union, said he would support a resolution seeking stricter gun laws nationally if his school board were to pursue one.

"I understand wanting to protect the Second Amendment, but when we have this level of violence, we are better off with preventive measures such as providing necessary mental health services as a society and limiting the access to those type of lethal weapons," Rodriguez said.

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


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 12/26/2012 7:36:42 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Close your eyes and click your heels three times...Did it work?

Oh crap still bad guys out there.

2 posted on 12/26/2012 7:41:02 PM PST by pfflier
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To: pfflier

These people just don’t get it and never will.


3 posted on 12/26/2012 7:43:20 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Why would Marxist Santa Cruz do anything else, after all, public school is child abuse.
4 posted on 12/26/2012 7:44:53 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
limiting the access to those type of lethal weapons

For the sake of sanity, don't tell Frankie what the cafeteria cooks could do if they were both crazy and evil.

/johnny

5 posted on 12/26/2012 7:46:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: pfflier

We don’t need any nuclear deterrent, it’s scares the children. We don’t really need an army either as long as the world agrees to get rid of all their weapons. There will never be another Mao or Stalin or Hitler because those were basically good people gone wrong reacting to our militarism.


6 posted on 12/26/2012 7:47:31 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: pfflier

We don’t need any nuclear deterrent, it’s scares the children. We don’t really need an army either as long as the world agrees to get rid of all their weapons. There will never be another Mao or Stalin or Hitler because those were basically good people gone wrong reacting to our militarism.


7 posted on 12/26/2012 7:47:59 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I think we should TAX Politicians 1/2 of their annual Pay for everytime they utter the word(s) “Permission” or “Allowed” or “Permit” or “Regulation” or “TAX”

TT


8 posted on 12/26/2012 7:50:08 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If a gunman shows up, don’t call 911. You wouldn’t want cops showing up with GUNS to make the situation worse.


9 posted on 12/26/2012 7:51:12 PM PST by Bob
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"It would make me nervous to have someone with a gun on campus," Cooley said. "It would be scary for the children."

That's because you are a faggot. The NRA proposal envisions real men protecting our kids.

10 posted on 12/26/2012 7:52:08 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Sheeple have bleated.


11 posted on 12/26/2012 7:53:46 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pfflier

“Vice President Cynthia Hawthorne is drafting a symbolic statement”

Marxist nutcases are always good at “symbolic statements!”


12 posted on 12/26/2012 7:54:51 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Tailgunner Joe

My mind just can’t deal with this sort of insanity. It’s incompehensible.


13 posted on 12/26/2012 7:57:45 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"A safe schools policy implies that there are to be no guns on campus by anybody." ....

California Dreamin'

14 posted on 12/26/2012 8:00:38 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Stupid, emotional, clueless liberal idiots in the People’s Republic of California.

How did those gun free zones work out? Not well.


15 posted on 12/26/2012 8:00:59 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: pfflier

Their not thinking clearly.
Sure, not everyone Needs assault weapons, but that’s not the issue.

If I’m carrying 4 six-shooter pistols I can do the same damage.


16 posted on 12/26/2012 8:08:35 PM PST by Morris70
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To: boomop1

“These people just don’t get it and never will....”

How can one be so ignorant?...It is baffling....The bad guys have the guns, you want everyone else to be unarmed including yourself....You get killed.....We even skipped Christmas dinner with relatives this time.....This Thanksgiving dealing with my brothers big mouth know it all Obama voting 18 year old son turned me off so much I said no thanks to their obvious disappointment......We had no regrets either....I’m too old to deal with that nonsense.....Lived in Santa Cruz for 6 months once....HATE California......Buying a pump 12 guage to combine with my .38.........


17 posted on 12/26/2012 8:30:02 PM PST by 3722535r
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Glad I don’t have any children in their schools or their dirthole city.


18 posted on 12/26/2012 8:31:04 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
These people are beyond caricature.
19 posted on 12/26/2012 8:31:14 PM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
""We are just having a call for sanity," said Hawthorne, who added that the National Rifle Association's recommendation last week to arm guards on campuses contradicts the notion of security. "A safe schools policy implies that there are to be no guns on campus by anybody." ...."

The sheer idiocy of this statement is simply breathtaking. I lost several points of IQ just reading it. To bad you can't ban stupidity. Then we might get somewhere.

20 posted on 12/26/2012 8:33:10 PM PST by Desron13
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To: Navy Patriot
"public school is child abuse.

This Santa Cruz resident is a product of public schools.

21 posted on 12/26/2012 8:43:23 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Tailgunner Joe
***”It would make me nervous to have someone with a gun on campus,” Cooley said. “It would be scary for the children.” ***

I remember when kids brought guns to school for show and tell. The first I ever saw in school (1956)was in Farmington NM at McCormick school south of the Animas River. A kid had a military muzzle loading pistol to show the class.

Later years, when you saw a kid with a gun or large knife in school you knew they were in leathercraft class and making a holster for it.

At that time, all the boys had folding knives and at lunch would set around and whet the blade on a stone.

That was before the effeminization of American boys began.

22 posted on 12/26/2012 8:55:28 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ms. Hawthorne I fear you just may have given the lunatics in your area an idea.

How these people can be so naïve and illogical is beyond my understanding.


23 posted on 12/26/2012 8:56:46 PM PST by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Jay Redhawk

We never had a problem in schools until liberals said so.


24 posted on 12/26/2012 9:06:21 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: TexasTransplant

Throw in “fiscal cliff” and “kick the can down the road” and I’m in.


25 posted on 12/26/2012 9:09:19 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The Santa Cruz City Schools board is expected to consider a resolution next month calling for stricter national gun control laws

The blood of the Sandy Hook massacre victims stains the Santa Cruz City Schools board members and all those who seek to criminalize self defense.

26 posted on 12/26/2012 9:26:30 PM PST by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Yeah, and after getting the point good and sharp it was off to the nearest patch of grass for Mumbley Peg!! (Not sure if that is the correct spelling). Now that was a fun before elementary school, during lunch time, and after school pocket knife game huh? Closest to your own foot was the winner and accidentally stickin your own foot was an automatic ‘right now’ winner! (That is how we played it anyway). If ya saw a classmate limpin’ along with some ‘red on the Keds’ you knew he had won at least one game that day!! And if there was a ‘who’s knife is closest’ argument, we called over the teacher who was on outside duty to declare the winner! Sure was different then...


27 posted on 12/26/2012 11:12:14 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Without criminals and crazies Santa Cruz would go bankrupt. The bulk of the city’s budget consists of teachers, shrinks, bureaucrats and their dependent clientele. Without State and Federal funding to serve them the cash flow would stop cold.


28 posted on 12/27/2012 12:21:48 AM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“It would make me nervous to have someone with a gun on campus,” Cooley said. “It would be scary for the children.”

The idiocy of the ‘educated’ never ceases to amaze. What way, other than armed response, might readily stop an armed attack?
Children are the future of this nation. We are kidding ourselves to believe ‘gun-free’ zones contribute to their safety and protection. Gun-free zones embolden the nutjobs because they do not expect armed confrontation and response.


29 posted on 12/27/2012 4:34:20 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Still seeking change.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Morning

bulk of the city’s budget...

Hence,Santa Clauz is a nut magnet and that's why we have to wear latex gloves while landscaping at the dental office property.
30 posted on 12/27/2012 8:23:08 AM PST by sasquatch
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To: Baynative

LOL, you should have warned me.


31 posted on 12/27/2012 9:29:35 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

That’s an Obama voter, dontcha know?


32 posted on 12/27/2012 11:28:52 AM PST by Baynative
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