...a couple staffers had been armed?
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I have been giving this a lot of thought and I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
This question of whether to have all schools as Gun Free Zones or having some type of armed security is answerable.
I now know who should be making this decision...the parents.
It just is not a decision for those who don't have children in schools, the right to decide this question belongs to those with the most to lose, not to the rest of us no matter what side of the issue we are on.
Let the parents decide. The rest of us can do our part by making sure the leaders we elect make it happen.
The parents of those children are the ones taking the risk, it will be their lives that will be shattered, it is their choice not ours.
I think while the general public is willing to entrust their children in school to luck, the kids in many of the private schools probably do have armed protection. I guess those rich people are just dumb.
Let me see if I have this correct, I as a local property owner thru forced taxation must pay for the waste and salaries of an educational system that isn't very good at the educational part, but the parents must pay out of pocket for the security of that system.
Damn, you are one fine American.
You can get a rather good education, if you can get off the common lesson plan and do some self study, I did this as much as I could for HS.
As the demands on public education increase, I expect that it will, in time, become nearly impossible to teach or study. If the religious right get a bigger foot hold, we will be lucky to have public school health classes, an even marginal science program, and a reduction in library books. The future of middle class students eaten up by the outside costs for security and ideology. Many will see this collapse as an expression of 'Good Americans'.
Good for you James, my daughter had to do the same, earned her PhD by the time she was 27.
If you really want to see how bad the public education system is, go online and see where America places compared to the rest of the world in graduating 12th graders. :(
How much money does it require to take down a sign that says "Gun Free Zone". How much money does it require to allow qualified CCW holders to exercise that right at their place of work.
Sadly, that sad day may be here. It's sad.
It will be a Sadder Day once we force all the law abiding citizens to turn in their weapons.
Washington D.C. had the strictest gun control laws in our country, they also had the highest murder by gun rate in the nation. Until the law abiding citizens got their right to Keep and Bear Arms back. Go figure.
Ho sorry guys ........
I must say I am pleased to live in England, here in London, not all police carry weapons, and not many of the bad guys. Ho and to be an atheist is not a huge problem.
I am sorry again
Your attitude to fight guns with more guns ......well is does seem, a bit, well WRONG
Here in England we have few guns and less gun crime.
Check your crime stats Brian neither of our country's are that safe. Here a comparison
Brilliant deduction and that my friend is exactly the point.