Suppose you are a mentally disturbed person bent on killing innocent school
children. Would you target this school in Pocatello or would you choose one
where you know no guns are present and where you will not be stopped?
@Mountanman (sp?)I'm far less worried about a crazed gunman
shooting up a school in Pocatello than I am about a $12/hour "school
resource officer" accidentally shooting one of the kids while handling his
weapon.Maybe we should make a bet on which happens first: An armed
security guard stopping a school shooting, or a kid being accidentally shot by
the guard. My money's on the latter.And you're making an
incorrect assumption that a mentally disturbed person would even consider the
security status of a particular school when deciding which one to hit. These
individuals are not thinking rationally when they do these school
shootings...they're not going to calculate where they have the best chance
of success. As evidence to prove my point, Sandy Hook was one of the most
secure schools in all of Connecticut, yet Adam Lanza chose that one. He could
have done far more damage at a different school. But he wasn't thinking
rationally at the time.
All kinds of businesses including banks and armored car personnel have trained
armed guards and there has never been an accidental shooting from either that
has been documented. Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you! As a gun
owner, I have never accidently shot anyone nor have any of the other gun owners
I know yet I can give you dozens of real examples where gun owners saved their
own lives and lives of others with their guns! I would be much more willing to
send my kids to a school where there were trained armed guards than one where
there was none!Disturbed people do not always think rationally but they
would be more likely to choose targets that can't fight back like the
bullies they are! This is their way to bully people that can't defend
themselves, that's the issue here.
The difference between an armored car driver and a school security guard is that
the guard is by himself 95% of the time. The school security guard is
surrounded by children 95% of the time.If the solution to our gun
violence problem is giving everyone guns, then you must also believe that the
solution to our DUI problem is giving everyone alcohol, right?
Whatever! Send your kids to whatever school you choose and I will do the same!
Comparing DUIs with guns is ridiculous! Me, I will keep my guns to protect my
family and you can put up a sign in your yard, "Gun free home" if you
have the courage! Have a nice life!
But if the guns are locked up, what good will they do in an emergency?I can see it now. The frantic cop hollering, "Time out! King's X!
Let me go get my gun out of the safe!"But guns in schools are
still NOT the best answer.
If conservatives truly believe in government at the lowest level, why
aren't local school boards making these policies? Why must the State step
Why is comparing DUI's with guns ridiculous? Both kill a lot of people.I suspect the real issue here is you are a zealous gun owner who feels
an increased sense of power from the fact that you are carrying something that
can take a person out, and you are afraid of losing that sense of power if the
government comes to take your gun (which is not going to happen, BTW). Would
this be a correct statement?
Idaho school district OKs armed officers======== This
headline is completely misleading.[...and Mountaman didn't even take
30 seconds to even read the article before chiming in.]If you READ
the article, the School District did not vote to allow "armed" guards,
but voted to allow for the installation of gun safes so rifles could be
kept on School property.And the weapons must be removed each
night.No one packing any heat in the hallways.Relax,
Idaho Schools aren't going to start looking like a scene from "Escape
from Alcatraz", as much a the pro-gun people wish it would be.
@CHS 85Because the left, the progressives, has worked hard for
decades increasing state and federal government control of our local
schools.Are you making the argument for less state and federal
control and more local control?Things have gotten worse with less
and less local control.