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The freedom to live in fear 24/7 )barf alert)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 07 jan 2013 | Leonard Pitts

Posted on 01/07/2013 6:41:44 AM PST by rellimpank

Here we are, a little over three weeks after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., a little over two weeks after the National Rifle Association said there should henceforth be armed guards at every school, and at least one school system, Marlboro Township in New Jersey, is taking its advice. Under a 90-day pilot program in partnership with local police, students who returned to school last week found their campuses patrolled by armed officers.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; rkba; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/07/2013 6:41:53 AM PST by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

As a Christian I have no reason to live in fear.
As an American, as a Veteran, no one in my family or around me needs to live in fear because I have the means and the will to defend them from harm.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 6:49:32 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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found their campuses patrolled by armed officers

In Texas we call them "Resource Officers" and they do a lot more than "patrol".

Our schools are much calmer and safer places because of their presence, and not just in regards to external threats.

3 posted on 01/07/2013 6:50:06 AM PST by grobdriver
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They had to go outside of Chicago to find this example as in Chicago the Armed Police in the schools are they to protect the teachers from the kids...........


4 posted on 01/07/2013 6:52:53 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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It could be worse. Imagine having that same fear 24/7 and then being told there’s now nothing you can do to defend yourself against the oject of those fears. That’s when the REAL despair begins.


5 posted on 01/07/2013 6:52:53 AM PST by circlecity
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The city has taken to parking surplus cop cars outside the local schools here and there.

Perfect solution, the cost is very low and nobody actually knows if a officer is in the school or not or where he is.

6 posted on 01/07/2013 7:25:10 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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Chicago is the gun-control utopia Pitts seeks. And they had over 500 murders last year. Seems to me that fear follows gun control, instead of being prevented by it.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 7:30:02 AM PST by dirtboy
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With a murder rate four times that of NYC this article should be saying fear 24/7 applies entirely to Chicago.


8 posted on 01/07/2013 7:31:04 AM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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Interesting how he sites several recent gun violence incidents but none of them occured in his state, much less his city. I guess if he did that he’d have to start talking about gangs.......we can’t have that now can we. /s/


9 posted on 01/07/2013 7:37:59 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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