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N.H. lawmakers consider arming school employees
AP ^ | February 22, 2013

Posted on 02/21/2013 10:20:59 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Teacher groups urged New Hampshire lawmakers yesterday to keep guns out of schools by rejecting a bill that would allow school employees to carry them with the blessing of local voters.

Union leaders for the American Federation of Teachers and NEA New Hampshire objected to the bill at a hearing by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, saying the measure was potentially dangerous to children as well as teachers.

“As the rest of the country debates how to keep guns out of schools, in New Hampshire, we are actually proposing bringing more guns in. Guns have no place in our schools,” said NEA-NH President Scott McGilvray.

Dean Michener of the New Hampshire School Boards Association agreed and cited a study showing that the police in New York City in a gunfight hit their target only 18 percent of the time. Michener said school staff do not have the training that police officers receive.

“The chances an armed teacher will hit a child are high,” he said.

But bill supporter Brian Blackden of Concord said if the police only hit their target 18 percent of the time, “then they need extra help.”

State Rep. Dan Itse, the bill’s prime sponsor, said he filed the legislation in response to the Connecticut shooting rampage in December that killed 20 children and six educators.

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


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1 posted on 02/21/2013 10:21:06 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

You know someone needs to be armed


2 posted on 02/21/2013 10:22:00 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

But not the LaPD?


3 posted on 02/22/2013 12:15:34 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Attorney, Mark Knapp, is lobbying to bring armed volunteers to Federal Way schools in Washington State. We put sky marshals aboard airlines. The Israelis have armed citizens in their schools. It makes sense for the same security for our school children. For more on my friend, Mark Knapp, read at link below:

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Attorney-lobbying-to-bring-armed-guards-into-Federal-Way-schools-191772301.html


4 posted on 02/22/2013 12:47:18 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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