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Connecticut Teachers Oppose Guns in Schools
Manchester Patch ^

Posted on 02/01/2013 4:28:42 PM PST by matt04

A large majority of teachers in Connecticut don’t want educators to bring guns into schools and instead want the state to enact tougher gun laws, according to a study by the Connecticut Education Association that was released Monday.

The CEA’s poll of 400 of its members statewide also showed that teachers, by an overwhelming majority, want more state funding to improve security in schools, support broader background checks on gun buyers and support bans on assault weapons and on large-capacity gun magazines. The CEA survey comes at a time when state lawmakers are holding hearings on gun control issues in Hartford and on a day when there was particularly tense and emotional testimony on the issue, some of it from parents who lost small children in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.

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*Almost all teachers surveyed (98 percent) favor extending criminal and mental health background checks for all gun purchases.

*A large majority (88 percent) support banning the sale and possession of military-style semi-automatic assault weapons to everyone, except the police and military.

*Most of those surveyed, (87 percent) also support banning the sale and possession of high-capacity magazine clips.

*A strong majority (85 percent) opposes any proposals allowing teachers to carry guns in schools.

*Nine out of ten members (92 percent) believe the state should provide funding to local public school districts to modernize facilities to address today's school safety issues.

(Excerpt) Read more at manchester.patch.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; newtown; sandyhook; secondamendment
A strong majority (85 percent) opposes any proposals allowing teachers to carry guns in schools.

Or, 85% of teachers have no problem with their students begin killed by a crazy person.

1 posted on 02/01/2013 4:28:48 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Well, they can just set up “Gun Free Zones” and I’m sure everything will work out just fine. Right?


2 posted on 02/01/2013 4:30:02 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: matt04
A large majority of teachers in Connecticut....

Are just too stupid for words.

3 posted on 02/01/2013 4:33:21 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: matt04
Nine out of ten members (92 percent) believe the state should provide funding to local public school districts to modernize facilities to address today's school safety issues.

There ya go! It always comes back to MORE MONEY! SHOW ME THE MONEY!

I oppose "teachers" in school. In a lot of cases, the taxpayers aren't getting what they are paying for.

4 posted on 02/01/2013 4:34:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: matt04
Almost all teachers surveyed (98 percent) favor extending criminal and mental health background checks for all gun purchases.

From what we've been told, Adam Lanza didn't own any guns, morons!

5 posted on 02/01/2013 4:36:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: matt04

Put them in a time machine and send them back to 9:35 AM on Friday December 14th in the first grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary facing a fully armed nutcase headed your way.

What would you like to have in your hand at that point: a breakfast bagel or a handgun???


6 posted on 02/01/2013 4:38:00 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: matt04
CEA’s poll of 400 of its members statewide

Well Duuhhh. I could call 400 people off the top of my head that would all agree that this is Obozo's fault. Teacher's Union BS Lies.

7 posted on 02/01/2013 4:38:11 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: matt04

Look where the “survey” is coming from.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 4:38:26 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Uncle Chip

Scissors.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 4:38:52 PM PST by Toespi
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To: matt04

IOW, take no responsibility.. and spend large sums of other peoples money. Spineless apparatchiks.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 4:39:50 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Uncle Chip

“What would you like to have in your hand at that point: a breakfast bagel or a handgun???”

Neither. US Rifle, 7.62mm, M14 please.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 4:44:28 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
There ya go! It always comes back to MORE MONEY! SHOW ME THE MONEY!

The survey was run by the teachers union. Did you expect any other conclusion?

12 posted on 02/01/2013 4:47:36 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: matt04

Yep, look for future school massacres in Connecticut.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 4:51:57 PM PST by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: matt04
And these anti-constitutional arrogant a-holes are tasked with teaching our children. Why do we put up with such a ridiculous situation?
14 posted on 02/01/2013 4:53:58 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: matt04

And I bet 100% of teachers killed at Sandy Hook wish they had a gun moments before they were brutally slaughtered...


15 posted on 02/01/2013 4:56:41 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: ColdSteelTalon

Exactly. What a friend calls the “Communist Educators Association.”


16 posted on 02/01/2013 4:59:14 PM PST by matt04
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I believe he also tried to purchase a long gun several weeks prior to the shooting and was denied.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 5:02:04 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

I heard something like that too. These “teachers” are clueless.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 5:18:49 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Are for the most part union “puswahs”. And to clarify, for the most part, they are indoctrinators. Basic educational stuff then enviro, anti rights, “voluntary” required community service, act like a pansy and don’t stand up for yourself. Now, THAT’S edumacation!


19 posted on 02/01/2013 5:19:26 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: GenXteacher

OOOHHH friggin’ RA! Thank you sir, may I have another?


20 posted on 02/01/2013 5:21:27 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: matt04

“85% of CEA members opposed proposals allowing teachers to carry guns in school”

Bet you thought CEA was the Connecticut Educators Association, didn’t you.

That 85% was members of the Communist Educators Association.And, now you knows the rest of the story.

;-)


21 posted on 02/01/2013 5:24:01 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: matt04

Yeah, just keep on doing what you’re doing, it’s worked so well so far.


22 posted on 02/01/2013 5:24:20 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: matt04
The CEA complied as directed by the party by endorsing the liberal democrat proposals.

The politics are evident. Not one of the proposals adopted make kids safer in school. Not one!

CEA should disband and individually check into a mental ward!

23 posted on 02/01/2013 5:26:01 PM PST by Rapscallion (If you don't like his tyranny, wait until you get his social justice bill.)
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To: matt04
Notes to CT teachers:

1. Gun Free School Zones will not deter killers, but will attract them because they know everyone is disarmed.
2. In cases of mass shootings in schools, where an armed citizen was there, the body count averaged 2. Where people had to call 911 and wait for the cops to show up, the body count averaged 14.
3. In cases of mass shootings in schools, where an armed citizen was there, the deranged shooter either surrendered without a fight or killed himself.
4. Denial isn't a river in Egypt. The best union teacher is NOT bulletproof against a deranged shooter bent on murder. How much of a chance for survival will your union card buy you as you're cowering under a desk with a pair of scissors?
6. If CT teachers will not defend their students against predatory killers then hire someone who will or bring in trained volunteers with CCW as a line of defense,
7. Post your school building as a ‘hardened target’; that is, brag there are ARMED guards in place to take out gun toting crazies.

24 posted on 02/01/2013 5:31:17 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: matt04

Well at least the parents and the school board in Newtown, Connecticut aren’t so foolish. The school board is seeking additional police guards, and parents spoke out at the meeting demanding armed security at the elementary schools.


25 posted on 02/01/2013 6:37:46 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: matt04
This is proof positive that the vast a majority of teachers in CT (America, by abstraction) are below average in intelligence, logic skills, knowledge and character. They are a product of their own liberal educations, which isn't saying much. I remember how students became education majors in college ... they couldn't deal with real majors and decided learning how to put bulletin boards together was much easier.

I am fully expecting to get slammed by some teacher by writing the above. Maybe you are in the minority of teachers.

26 posted on 02/01/2013 6:44:05 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: ConservativeInPA

“I am fully expecting to get slammed by some teacher by writing the above. Maybe you are in the minority of teachers.”

Don’t look at me. I am not going to defend such stupidity. I’d have a gun at work in a minute if it were legal to do so.


27 posted on 02/01/2013 7:09:45 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: matt04

So I guess they will not use the DHS suggested fight back “using scissors” defense. Well that just leaves the “huddle, wimper, and piss yourself” alternate defense strategy.


28 posted on 02/01/2013 7:17:04 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet
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To: matt04

I don’t doubt the results of the survey. It’s to be expected.

This is in Connecticut. A deep-blue state.

Honestly — what else do you expect?


29 posted on 02/01/2013 9:47:02 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Toespi

Glock


30 posted on 02/02/2013 4:37:06 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: matt04
3 cars in my local teacher's parking lot have "Wag More, Bark Less" bumper stickers. More have that stupid "Coexist" one.

The problem with wagging more and barking less is that when Adam Lanza shows up, there may be nobody who remembers how to bark.

31 posted on 02/02/2013 4:40:34 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Well that just leaves the “huddle, wimper, and piss yourself” alternate defense strategy.

I talked to a teacher / neighbor down the street yesterday and asked her if she was doing anything for the Super Bowl this weekend. She said "No, I am headed for the shooting range" (to train for her CCW). She won't go down without a fight.

32 posted on 02/02/2013 7:21:34 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, Period, end of conversation.)
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