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Arm The Teachers: Gun Control Petition Finds Its Political Opposite
inquisitr.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | Patrick Frye

Posted on 12/18/2012 6:48:22 AM PST by marktwain

Edited on 12/18/2012 7:01:42 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut has led the nation to launch into an increasingly bitter argument over gun control laws. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, this has led to a White House petition that demands lawmakers meet “for a bipartisan discussion resulting in a set of laws that regulates how a citizen obtains a gun.” Some have suggested moderate gun reform and others like Obama are pushing for outright gun bans. A new White House petition is saying that the United States should arm the teachers as a solution to school shootings.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; petition; school; secondamendment; whitehouse
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To: the OlLine Rebel; All

“What is this picture anyway?”

I think it is Israeli teachers and/or students.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 7:26:10 AM PST by marktwain
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Poll to freep

http://www.nwitimes.com/

Scroll down right side of page.


22 posted on 12/18/2012 7:31:32 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: TheRhinelander
Some final thoughts on the gun issue Monday, December 17, 2012 5:14:33 AM · 5 of 22 TheRhinelander to Jerrybob Get ready for a ban on ALL “assault weapons”, which means anything with a grip and semi-auto clip fed. They will try. At the very least get ready for a ban on all high capacity clips. Feinstein files the bill this week.

Looks like you are as inaccurate as the article. He'll ban what he can. zot

23 posted on 12/18/2012 7:44:34 AM PST by xone
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To: TheRhinelander

Your second sentence indeed makes you look like one if you believe the first.


24 posted on 12/18/2012 7:44:50 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: xone

Moron.


25 posted on 12/18/2012 7:47:30 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: fruser1
poster said "why not just make folks get screened annually for mental disorders and lock up those who don’t fit the bill?"

I didn't say that I would never say that. Wow .So some government bureaucrat gets to decide if I'm to be locked up in mental institution? Well i AM a global warming denier, I mean they will say only a nut would believe there is no global warming so I would be locked up. I also think the “great” government schools are an abomination so that must make me “crazy” according to their definition. Now I say repeal government.

How about repealing most laws , including those that mandate a kid go to a government school ( so we can do homeschooling)? How about repealing most laws and most government and let us and the private sector handle things ok? Why do you all trust government bureaucrats and government to decide who is sane , or anything ? Answer? I know liberals trust government but do those on here? The media (democrats) want to empower government and to take away our individual rights. The individual is so small already compared to this giant government . Who would want to empower government more? a liberal/democrat sure would.

26 posted on 12/18/2012 7:48:48 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Yes, that’s a better idea. Or something that can immobilize like mace. Why not even BB guns?

You haven’t thought too far into this, have you? What exactly do you think will happen when a student uses the teachers gun agains him/her? It would happen at some point. There are careless people everywhere. What then? You are thnking about this issue the way Libs think about most issues...this is not a perfect world, most teachers are great teachers but not all. It seems that even teachers are capable of “snapping”. To arm all of the teachers regardless of their emotional states is irresponsible and your answer does not take these issues under account. If there are teachers who are disturbed enough to molest our children, what makes you think that one of them would never feel threatened enough to use “the classroom gun” when threatened by a student? Have you ever been to an inner city school? The teachers are berated daily by their students and cannot take any action to curb the students behavior. If you don’t think one of them, just one, is never going to snap you are fooling yourself. The answer is not as easy as you think.


27 posted on 12/18/2012 7:53:25 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: marstegreg

Why are you quoting me and berating me? Wasn’t I agreeing with you? I’m confused.


28 posted on 12/18/2012 7:58:18 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: riverrunner

It can be lessen by proper training and retention holster.

I just cant trust that all the teachers are free of emotional problems. They are just people and there are good teachers, even great teachers, but there are also bad ones. arming them would be dangerous and I don’t see the teachers union ever allowing mental health testing of teachers. There needs to be a non-lethal weay to approach this issue before we create a different problem.


29 posted on 12/18/2012 7:59:12 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: xone

Trying to catch him? Sorry, this quote does NOT say anything about ALL firearms which is what Rhine replied in #2. Not just auto/assault.


30 posted on 12/18/2012 8:05:04 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Why are you quoting me and berating me? Wasn’t I agreeing with you? I’m confused.

I’m sorry. No one on this site should never be accused of thinking like a Lib. I just thought you were being sarcastic. I was wrong. I didn’t mean to sound like I was berating you, I was just trying to explain why I thought this way.


31 posted on 12/18/2012 8:05:11 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: marstegreg

Government schools are pure evil and a joke (just like almost all government). That people take these schools seriously amazes me. Government schools are to be fought against as something evil which they are as they are socialism not as something to be discussed seriously . HOMESCCHOOL, private school etc. , no government schools.


32 posted on 12/18/2012 8:07:59 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Democrat_media

The poster was being facetious, indicated by the form of question and the word “unconstitutional”.

Lots of comprehension problems in this thread, including the poster to whom you replied.


33 posted on 12/18/2012 8:08:11 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: marstegreg

I’ve been hounded since this occurred just for trying to get facts straight, such as saying I did see Uhbama cry tears. No-one likes it when I say we’re too glib about “if only they had a gun”, either. I’m just asking for temperance in rhetoric.

Funny thing is few are as radical as I when espousing freedom values, either.


34 posted on 12/18/2012 8:12:22 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Democrat_media

We live in a nice neighborhood and there are weekly drug raids at the public school. That is why we stretch our budget and send our boys to parochial school. It is difficult but well worth it.


35 posted on 12/18/2012 8:13:17 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: marstegreg
Non-lethal dream on you are falling into the trap that the anti’s libs want you do.

They come up with seemly nice fuzzy ideas that have no practical means of working just so they can say see we are trying something.

36 posted on 12/18/2012 8:14:57 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: marstegreg
Is is a surprise that a government school would turn into something like that?

What does government do right? gov schools? no, government housing projects? NO, TSA, NO. EPA ? No etc.

I saw a study that only 8% of Detroit 8th graders can read (8% or around there). government doesn't work,why do people trust the government schools or government bureaucrats?

37 posted on 12/18/2012 8:17:44 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: marstegreg

BTW, my credentials are only second-hand but pretty deep: my mother has experience at all levels of public school and also taught emotionally disturbed, including heading a high school for such while teaching them for 15 years. She also had to work in Baltimore public school but only 1 year in the end, then went to Catholic Charities middle school for ED kids. She taught a total of 40 years. She is well aware of all the nonsense that goes on from all directions.


38 posted on 12/18/2012 8:19:05 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Democrat_media
What does government do right? gov schools? no, government housing projects? NO, TSA, NO. EPA ? No etc.

The govt can't even control its own prisons. In a prison, the govt is supposed to have complete control . . . and yet murders and other crimes are committed IN prisons.

39 posted on 12/18/2012 8:21:29 AM PST by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: riverrunner

Non-lethal dream on you are falling into the trap that the anti’s libs want you do.

The only way I would arm teachers is if they go through mental health evaluations. The teachers union would never allow it. There has to be a better way. I am not against guns. I own a gun. I just cant trust that ALL of the teachers are mentally stable. Most of them are great and responsible people but putting a gun in the hands of the ones that are not just creates another problem. If something like a teacher using that gun on a student ever happened, you would see the libs go nuts (even more than now) and we would be the ones who made it happen. The NRA would never survive it.


40 posted on 12/18/2012 8:25:00 AM PST by marstegreg
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