Skip to comments.Sheriff Arpaio Wants Armed Volunteers at Schools
Posted on 12/28/2012 9:19:26 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to put armed volunteers outside schools in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting.
Arpaio said in an interview with ABC/Univision on Friday that putting armed guards around schools would deter would-be shooters from committing violent acts. He plans to place his 3,000-person strong "volunteer posse" around Phoenix-area schools for added protection.
"I think it's the appropriate time to utilize this free resource to try to prevent any more massacres," Arpaio said.
The sheriff said he has the authority to direct his volunteers to guard the schools. The "posse" includes everyone from former law enforcement officials to lawyers, Arpaio said. The sheriff's office trains them on how to use weapons properly, he said.
The remarks come shortly after National Rifle Association Executive Director Wayne LaPierre called for armed police officers in every school in the country.
"It doesn't matter whether they like it or don't like it," Arpaio said, regarding whether schools want armed guards. "I'm still going to do it. I can't imagine criticism coming when they're given free protection."
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Of course he does and hopefully he will get his way. Arpaio, the last true American.
Yep... We have volunteer fireman don’t we? We also have fire extinguishers which (gasp) untrained civilians can use before the pros get there.
I’m in. I’ll pay for the background check, training, provide my own gear, qualify on the range, and give you one or two days a month guarding any school in the district. Time to start the school protection posse.
He’s the man! Arpaio/ ? 2016...if we survive that long.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
Sheriff Joe does it again. Common sense solution to the problem. Thank you and thanks to all the volunteers. If I lived in Maricopa County I would volunteer too.
Stand with Arizona!
The PTAs will go Ballistic!!!!!!!
It’s NOT about saving the children, it’s about ending the 2ND amendment!
The progressives have waited a long time for this.
#311, I’m unemployed. Why not?
This change sucks.
Sheriff Joe Ping
The PTA's should be stepping up and taking the lead on this!
I will not use their bs words..they are not “progressives”..they are clearly communists/ and socialists..same difference!
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