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In the Inquirer today
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Guard Schools .......


How the National Guard is used has certainly changed since the old days when its members were on duty one weekend a month plus two weeks a year. For the last 10 years and two wars that this country has been fighting, we have seen the Guard more actively involved and it has been suffering its own loss of lives. But, now the wars are coming to a conclusion. The troops are being sent home. Therefore, I would like to suggest a different use for the Guard.

The National Rifle Association has proposed putting armed guards in the schools at an outlandish and, of course, impossible cost to this nation. The idea is as stupid as the person who voiced it. But consider, with close to 350,000 members in the Guard today, I would imagine some part of that trained, dedicated force could spend a portion of its time safeguarding the nation's children.

No, it would not stop every "sick" individual, but it might present the type of deterrent that could dissuade many of them from viewing a school as a soft target. There is truly no stopping a person determined to wreak havoc due to a mental imbalance, a personal tragedy, or whatever else drives someone beyond a rational point. All we as a nation can do is stay alert, not be afraid to question activities we feel are more than odd, and use what resources we have in a wise manner

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion...he_Editor.html

I like how he ripped Wayne LaPierre but sided with a positive sugestion ......
Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

Contact your reps and lets stand in front of the NRA


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#2
I like the idea of national guardsmen guarding schools.

A lot.

And yes...i want them to have loaded weapons. (see tomb of unknown soldier debate thread, lol)
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Sharkey;63123 Wrote:I like how he ripped Wayne LaPierre but sided with a positive sugestion ......

Well, since Clinton implemented the same thing in 2000 with his COPS program, it would not be wise for a prog to go too far in criticizing the idea.

The fact that Slick Willie did it in 2000 and now the NRA suggests it as well needs to get more airplay. If Wayne is an idiot, then so was Clinton. Works for me.

People also need to keep reminding everybody that BHO's FY 2012 budget stripped school security funding grants from the REMS program, leaving them with no money for stronger security measures. Funny how nobody seems to care about that . . . Ninja
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#4
Yup

http://wvmetronews.com/schools-and-armed-guards/

Then this

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari...30979.html

With a stroke of a pen ......
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#5
Here's the link to the LA Times article hailing Clinton's COPS idea in 2000.

We need to keep using this stuff.

http://articles.latimes.com/2000/apr/16/news/mn-20323


Here are 2 articles discussing BHO's failure to provide funding for school security.

http://www.washingtonguardian.com/washin...ty-failure

http://www.examiner.com/article/presiden...ur-schools

This one is particularly critical of the funding cuts:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/336...ew-johnson

Quote:The Obama administration and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have joined in a chorus to call for action in the wake of the atrocities committed last week in Newtown, Conn. But, over the past few years, the administration and Congress actually slashed millions of dollars in federal funding for school safety. In 2011 and 2012, for example, Justice Department programs that provided $200 million to schools for training, security equipment, and police resources were not renewed.

The Obama administration also eliminated funding for an Education Department program intended to help schools prepare for mass tragedies, according to Department officials. The program, Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS), provided $20 to $30 million in grants annually, and was cut despite a 2007 warning from the the Government Accountability Office: “Many school district officials said that they experience challenges in planning for emergencies due to a lack of equipment, training for staff, and expertise and some school districts face difficulties in communicating and coordinating with first responders and parents.”

In 2009, the National School Safety and Security Services firm released a statement following a cut of $184 million to federal funding for protecting schools. “It is unbelievable that at the 10th anniversary of the Columbine attack, President Obama proposes cutting school safety funding rather than restoring massive school safety funding cuts by the past Administration and Congresses,” said Kenneth Trump, president of the firm.
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I really don't understand the veiws from a once strong country and turning into a shadow of itself is the way to go ....... Really is ALL the majority that afraid of the boog-e-man ....... It is really sad
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Sharkey;63193 Wrote:I really don't understand the veiws from a once strong country and turning into a shadow of itself is the way to go ....... Really is ALL the majority that afraid of the boog-e-man ....... It is really sad

It has been a long, slow process in just about every aspect of American life. The list is endless. The educational system, "progressive" parenting, the "if it feels good do it" 60's culture, you name it. All in the name of freedom, since it's de rigeur to avoid infringing upon anyone's right to not be offended.

They've done a damn good job of it, too. If the govt. is gonna give you everything, why do you need to do it for yourself?
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#8
Read this one today ......

Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:01 AM

George Parry

is a former state and federal prosecutor practicing law in Philadelphia
As you consider the frenzied efforts of our ruling class to ban so-called assault weapons, here is an inconvenient truth that neither the politicians nor media dare acknowledge: The military-appearing firearms in question shoot one bullet per trigger pull. Each pull of the trigger causes one round - and one round only - to fire.

Contrary to the helmet-haired baritones of TV news and mainstream print journalists, these weapons do not "spray" bullets or "hose down" targets. They are not submachine guns, like the legendary tommy gun or the military's current lineup of automatic weapons that fire rapidly and continue to fire as long as the trigger is depressed. They function the same way as millions of non-prohibited semiautomatic handguns and rifles: Pull the trigger once, and the gun fires once.

So, what is the proposed basis for prohibiting the sale of the "military-style" (emphasis on style) weapons listed in Sen. Dianne Feinstein's gun-ban legislation?

Well, believe it or not, they are to be banned because they look like military weapons. The fact that they are not and do not fire rapidly in the manner of submachine guns is irrelevant. They are to be banned because of cosmetic features that do not affect function.

Which raises this question: Are appearances a reasonable basis for prohibiting these guns? Is legislation based on mere cosmetics a serious and adult response to the very real problem of mass shootings by deranged gunmen?

Sadly, it comes as no surprise that our pandering, grandstanding, image-driven political overseers are resorting to this kind of silliness. Who cares if the legislation won't affect the problem? As someone once said, Never, ever let a crisis go to waste.

Meanwhile, the violently insane, the other common factor in mass shootings, are allowed to remain at large, free to act out their aggressions. Years ago, it was possible to institutionalize such individuals for their protection and society
Today, it is almost impossible to have them involuntarily committed for treatment. This is true even when their families, with the purest and best of intentions, plead with civil authorities to place their loved one, in a mental hospital.
And, every now and then, one of them seizes the media spotlight by committing mayhem on a headline-grabbing scale.

When will our lawmakers turn from their useless political posturing against scary-looking guns and focus on how to legally and effectively protect society by identifying, treating, and, if necessary, institutionalizing the intractably mentally ill who pose a threat to others?
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Valorius;63124 Wrote:I like the idea of national guardsmen guarding schools.

A lot.

And yes...i want them to have loaded weapons. (see tomb of unknown soldier debate thread, lol)


Would this be the same National Guard that was safeguarding at Kent State????

From the above statement you know my feeling on allowing any member of the National Guard having live ammo on American soil
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