Guns in schools
Local

Johnson City, TN

#21 Jan 4, 2013
Not sure about nationwide guarding of school by police officered but I would think locally our schools are small enough that we could sacrifice one of the county officers monitoring speeding on the interstate to guard our schools daily
Ted L Nancy

Johnson City, TN

#22 Jan 5, 2013
There were armed security guards at Columbine. Raging, modified, assault weapons stayed them, and rendered them ineffective.
These pretels are making me thirsty.
Live by the sword, die by the sword.
Leo

Marion, VA

#23 Jan 5, 2013
bothered wrote:
No one needs an assualt rifle unless they are military or officer of the law. Most who purchase these are up to no good or a gun collecter. But if you got them keep them away from mental patients. But mental illnesses can strike the most sane at any time. I know some people where family has taken the guns from the home to protect the person and their families.
To quote Ronald Reagan "There you go again". The only problem with your little rant here is that "assault weapons" are already illegal and have been since 1968. An assault weapon used by the military and law enforcement is an automatic fire weapon. When you depress the trigger the firearm fires more than one round of ammunition. The only way you can own one of these weapons privately is to fill out paperwork with the ATF giving them permission to dig into your background like they do to issue a federal firearms license. You pay them an exorbitant fee they call a tax. Around 2-4 months later if they decide you can be trusted to have an automatic weapon in your hands as a collector. The weapons the liberal media are calling assault weapons are simply normal semi-automatic weapons the same as millions of people use to hunt with every day. The only difference is that they have been made to cosmetically resemble the military weapon but they still function the same as the civilian hunting weapons. In fact the AR-15 is pretty under powered for a civilian hunting rifle and is in fact so under powered that the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have made it illegal to hunt deer with that caliber because of the possibility of only wounding the animal you are hunting. So you see, a so called assault weapon ban will not ban any gun that is even remotely close to being an actual assault weapon. It will only ban low powered semi-automatic rifles that most people only use for target shooting and varmint hunting such as prairie dogs and groundhogs. I hope this has enlightened those who have been believing the half-truths and misrepresentations of the media.
Leo

Marion, VA

#24 Jan 5, 2013
Ted L Nancy wrote:
There were armed security guards at Columbine. Raging, modified, assault weapons stayed them, and rendered them ineffective.
These pretels are making me thirsty.
Live by the sword, die by the sword.
To be exact there was one armed school resource officer who was on duty at the school in Columbine. The problem was that the one officer was gone to get lunch and arrived back at the school just about the time the shooting started. I refuse to speculate on why the decisions that were made from that point on were made. Hindsight is 20/20 and it is easy to set here now and pick apart what was done that day. But since the one officer was not at the school if the principal and some of the teachers had been armed do you not think that they could have made a difference in the outcome that day?
Justnuthergeezer

Johnson City, TN

#25 Jan 5, 2013
Devildog0622 wrote:
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I am a United States marine. If any man on this earth thinks he can take my assault rifles (ak47, ar15, etc.) or any of my guns away, then he better think twice. I haven't put my life on the line for my country to have someone take away my second amendment rights away. And I'm not afraid to tell my boss (Obama) to his face.
Hey ya dumbass...unless you are still in high school this post has nothing to do with anybody taking your gun rights away. Maybe it should.
Justnuthergeezer

Johnson City, TN

#26 Jan 5, 2013
We have three schools in Damascus..as far as I know. There are approximatley..what..12?...Dam ascus police officers? It is also my understanding that certain Damascus city employees have been sent to training and possess the credentials to make traffic stops and some other law enforcement obligations. Is there not some way we could have someone on duty at three schools five days a week? This does not even include Washington County personnel.
Justnuthergeezer

Johnson City, TN

#27 Jan 5, 2013
If you arm teachers than you should also arm cafeteria people...who knows when that third day of lima beans will cause someone to snap?
nutty neighbor

Johnson City, TN

#28 Jan 5, 2013
Armed security and metal detectors!!! Lets protect our babies!!!they protect court houses why not schools????
bothered

Glade Spring, VA

#29 Jan 6, 2013
Leo. If mine was a rant it would be long with no sense. mine was an opinion, one I have a right too. You have an opinion also. We are never going to agree. I don't ever want to see a parent having to bury a child because of a madman.
Devildog0622

United States

#30 Jan 6, 2013
Justnuthergeezer wrote:
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Hey ya dumbass...unless you are still in high school this post has nothing to do with anybody taking your gun rights away. Maybe it should.
Hey ya dumbass. Maybe you pay attention more and you would've know why I said that. And I started this topic so I can say whatever I want. And u graduated from Chilhowie. So go eat a dick
Leo

United States

#31 Jan 6, 2013
bothered wrote:
Leo. If mine was a rant it would be long with no sense. mine was an opinion, one I have a right too. You have an opinion also. We are never going to agree. I don't ever want to see a parent having to bury a child because of a madman.
The problem is that your opinion is molded by what the misinformation the media is spreading. Assault weapons are not legal right now. What the president is calling for is not an assault weapon ban but a ban on ugly guns or scary looking guns or whatever description you want to use for the cosmetic appearance of the firearm. I agree 100%. I don't want to ever see another child get killed in school. As a law enforcement officer I know that what the president and media are promoting is just so much crap to advance their agenda. We as law enforcement are reactionary to any situation. The situation happens and we react to try to contain the damage or find the culprit responsible. Someone had posted something about to protect and serve. We can serve but not only is it impossible for us to protect but the supreme court has ruled that law enforcement has no duty to protect the individual. The duty to protect is a generalized duty applicable to society as a whole. I have a child in high school. The school resource officer is a friend who I taught at the police academy and have the highest opinion of. Considering all of this I still beleive the best course of action is to allow teachers and staff to carry weapons. The localities have the spare handguns. The local law enforcement agencies have the staff and facilities to give them the training they need to respond appropriatly. In this area there are plenty of teachers who have years of experience handling firearms and would not have a problem with taking the training and carrying while at school. I want my child to be safe and right now there are no children safe in schools and there will continue to be no children safe in schools as long as it is a victim rich risk free environment for the criminals who want to have their name broadcast over the entire united states.
Bob

Johnson City, TN

#32 Jan 6, 2013
Who is advancing their own agenda? The NRA. More guns is not the answer. Less paranoia from the other main stream media (i.e. Fox News) is the answer. We don't pay our teachers enough as it is to teach, parent, discipline, educate, and nurture as it is. Now, you want them to also worry about a student taking a teachers gun away from them and running amok in the school killing. The access to guns makes it more likely someone will be killed by a gun. If you don't believe that guns kill people, just ask the families of those that were killed "accidentally" by a gun shot.
wow

Marion, VA

#33 Jan 6, 2013
Thats not the guns fault. Is it the cars fault because some drunk killed a whole family,I dont think so.An accident is just that an accident.
Leo

Marion, VA

#34 Jan 6, 2013
Some excellent reading at this link.
http://tinyurl.com/brzga2f
Check it out and while reading it remember that it is from CNN which is pretty much a branch of the democratic party.
Leo

Marion, VA

#35 Jan 6, 2013
Another link with some factual information disputing the extremely slanted version portrayed by the media.
think about it

Johnson City, TN

#36 Jan 6, 2013
just to set the record straight i am from a small town,im just using someone elses computer and i say do you people not think teachers have enough to worry about TEACHING our children! i would feel much safer if someone trained were there with one gun instead of a bunch of teachers with say 8 guns. something like pepper spray locked away might be ok but not guns!
Devildog0622

United States

#37 Jan 12, 2013
Ok. So there are mixed view on specially trained and anonymous staff of schools carrying guns. But a lot of people mention pepper spray and tasers. As long as they are trained and had mental evaluations done so tht we know they aren't crazy
Leo

Marion, VA

#40 Jan 12, 2013
Effective range of a taser 25 feet. Effective range of pepper spray depending on the type of nozzle 10 to 25 feet. Effective range of a handgun 25 yards with moderate skill. My school age child needs better protection than pepper spray or a taser.
snoopy

Marion, VA

#41 Feb 18, 2013
how bout guns in the workplace cause there is a Marcus Ellision that brought a handgun to work one time Uh-Huh

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#42 Feb 19, 2013
snoopy wrote:
how bout guns in the workplace cause there is a Marcus Ellision that brought a handgun to work one time Uh-Huh
If there is not a posted sign banning guns, as long as you have a carry permit "if it's concealed" it's lawful.

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