Skip to comments.Teachers to wear guns in South Dakota
Posted on 03/08/2013 2:45:50 PM PST by marktwain
In a measure the state said would help stop massacres like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut in December, so-called "school sentinels" will be tasked with protecting children.
The controversial measure was signed by Governor Dennis Daugaard, a Republican, and will go into effect on July 1.
It reflects a growing divide between those including President Barack Obama, who believe guns need to be more strictly regulated, and supporters of the National Rifle Association who argue that more guns keep people safer.
In South Dakota, supporters of the "sentinel" plan argued that schools in rural areas were too isolated to expect immediate help from police in the event of an attack.
They could not afford to pay full time security officers to protect them, so they want to arm teachers and volunteers.
Under the new law school districts will decide in a public meeting whether to arm teachers. Residents will be able to force a public vote if they disagree with the decision. Teachers will not be forced to carry a weapon against their will and will receive firearms training.
Mr Daugaard said: "I think it does provide the same safety precautions that a citizen expects when a law enforcement officer enters onto a premises."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
I love my state!
Another state added to the list of “places for maybe settling down in”
not exactly interested in raising a family and then burying them.
Uh, the NRA is there to support US Citizens who want to protect their civil rights against the commie 'rat National Socalists.
“Controversial”? What’s controversial about it? It’s awesome. What Colorado is trying to do is controversial. South Dakota is a great state, spent some time there. In summer ;)
Let the HS kids bring their guns to school and leave them in their vehicles (LIKE BACK IN THE DAY).
A sheriff has the power to appoint volunteer auxiliary deputies, train them in the use of arms and station them in schools. For me, that’s a perfect solution that costs little money. Retired vets and cops could fill that role.
Rapid City, et. al. can be fine in the Winter.
In English, "controversial" means "a topic that normal people voluntarily argue about."
Big Media does not speak English. Big Media speaks Newspeak. In Big Media Newspeak, "controversial" means "something that the speaker/author dislikes."
And now you know ...
Almost seems to good to be true. Sanity at last?
Rapid City, and the Black Hills, are wonderful in the winter, contrary to popular opinion. It seldom drops below zero and has many warm spells. We have been able to golf every month of the year.
But, I wouldn’t want to live in the central or eastern part of the state. Nothing to stop the wind there.
Mr. RR and I have spent the past six weeks in Arizona. Had more snow and colder temperatures here than at home.
Another positive. Western SoDak is solidly conservative.
Me too.. we settled our family here almost two years ago and couldn’t be happier. A great place to live :)
I did visit friends in Pine Ridge; not so good. But I couldn't visit the state w/o doing so. I love SD.
(We also went to Antiques Road Show there a year ago.)
South Dakota is like Texas was when I was a kid. Still a lot of folks here who don’t bother to lock there cars or homes.
I Love it here.
I was hoping someone would post that picture. That picture was taken is Israel.
A shepherd guarding her flock. What could be more natural than that?
I didn’t realize there were so many western SoDaks here on FR.
We should get together sometime. The Gaslight Inn in Rockerville has great Prime Rib at a very reasonable price. And it’s only two miles from our home.
Let me know if any of you are interested.
our family is actually in southeast SD... but I think we can still be friends:)
I am in the Brookings area but I travel to Rapid about every 3 months to do maintenance work. I would enjoy a good meal and good conversation.
Speaking of that very issue, I am in conversation with a Freeper that summers in Deadwood, who would love to get together for an impromptue or otherwise meet up. Contacted our southern hills contingent at the ranch, but as yet have not found the time or opportunity for you and dakotagator, and it seems you may have discovered via this thread, a few other possibilities.
Hope you are enjoying the winter in AZ while we are enjoying the best winter yet that a banana belt can provide. The real problem might be the lack of moisture in our drought ridden state. When you return I might suggest attendence at a “wing nuts” lunch held weekly on Tuesday 11:30am at the Eagles Club in Rapid City.
The unorganized group of Conservatives, led by former state Representative and Senator Bill Napoli and his wife Peggy, has grown to a size that will soon exceed the room we use. Often there is a scheduled speaker and if not the rest of us speak to the issues of the day. Believe it or not there is never a lack of subject matter. Average age of attendees seasoned and mature.
See #23 and freepmail me. I’m guessing some time in May/June for a scheduled meet.
supporters of the National Rifle Association who argue that more guns keep people safer.
How about supporters of the Constitution of the United States of America who argue the Second Amendment has been saying so for at least 230 plus years.
You aren’t the only one, but credit for being first, sent from AZ.
Humans are frail and unpredictable. You can NEVER “prevent these kinds of events”, period. Wait a few years, and you’ll see that either an armed teacher, or a kid who stole the teacher’s firearm, will use that weapon to do “another Sandyhook”... and the Libs will scream again for “someone to do something to prevent this”. In the end, government and law enforcement can only be reactive, and almost never pro-active. Encouraging them to coerce this, forbid that, and mandate the other simply denies the vast majority of us our freedoms. At some point, one must accept the fact that bad things happen. We waste so much time and energy and money/resources chasing this nonsense of eliminating all bad acts before they can even occur. It’s just as sad, if not more so, than the tragedies and atrocities themselves.