Skip to comments.Deputies will now carry AR-15 rifles on school grounds in Fla. county, sheriff says
Posted on 02/21/2018 4:48:42 PM PST by Libloather
Broward County sheriff's deputies will now carry AR-15 rifles while on school campuses following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week, Sheriff Scott Israel announced today.
The new policy was implemented Wednesday morning. In lieu of gun lockers, the only time deputies will not be "slinging a rifle" is when the firearm is locked in police vehicles, Israel said.
The rifles will not be fully automatic and will only be handled by deputies who are "trained and qualified" to operate them, Israel said.
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But I thought AR-15’s were bad ??
Good. Smart move
And dont cops shoot when unprovoked?
“With bullets and everything? “
I always wonder that when I see ‘guards’ in places like airports and train stations. Are their guns loaded? If not do they even have ammo? I want to ask, but I know enough not to. But if I were a mayor, I’d certainly ask them. Because all it takes is one a-hole somewhere up the chain of command, and no one has bullets.
regular pistols would do fine, too
but... this will definitely help reduce the number of crazies acting out on campus
Finally. The adults are starting to wake up.
It’s a good first step ...
LOL, ban guns right? Der’ eeebil (according to stupid kids)
But, but, but...I thought AR-15s were “weapons of war!” So, the police are marching off to war?
Makes sense if one wants to reach out and touch an active shooter. Hope it has an excellent scope too.
It is sickening how the Democrats and their henchpersons immediately politicized this horrible tragedy. Their first reaction is always: "How can I use this to my advantage," the standard reaction of the sociopath, which pretty much characterizes the Democrat Party.
Debbie Wasserman Shultz will pull the plug on this or Bloomberg .
I would imagine this statement is bunk. Most cops carry a pistol and and rifle in their car at least where I live, county sheriffs, constables small town cops and perhaps even the School ISD police carry rifles.
I heard there was a cop on campus, why no response on his response, or did he too run away?
If I was Trump, I’d hire Guiliani for a national wide “broken glass policy.” We have enough laws to crush this problem. Starting with the school district overlooking crimes by their students and the county sheriffs oking that. Guiliani went after all the minor crimes and worked their way up from there. We need way tougher enforcement.
Even after this, I’ve seen several liberal commenters say “but, I don’t want my child to have to see those guns on guards”
The point of having armed security is mostly deterrence, so the bad guys know schools are not unarmed soft targets. You don't have to have SWAT in there to accomplish that.
If the Cross of Jesus is going on before. They’re not there to bother petty vandals etc. But more Nicks if they somehow slip through what I hope are much tightened cracks now.
Just saw Judy Woodruff report this on PBS.
Yall are losing the argument.
Cooler heads will prevail.
Personally I think rifles are overkill and discreet CHL is all that need be applied
They will most likely be Condition 4 with the loaded Magazines in a very inconvenient location.
What are they both doing outside of a prison cell?