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Ken Catalino

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  1. Ken M

    Ken M GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That’s pretty ridiculous. As a teacher at a small, private art college, I walk into one of the most likely places to be attacked (if you believe the media) and cannot even carry my legally obtained and permitted handgun to protect myself or anyone else. If “gun free zones” work so well, why don’t we try global “terrorist free zones?” The left is trying to paint this “shootout at the OK Corral” scenario when anyone of minimal intelligence knows that it just won’t be like that.

  2. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    The teacher, and the student having a gun will mean that even the little tiny dispute can result in gunplay. Or, more likely, will result in gunplay where now, disputes are handled in a less deadly fashion.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    Utah and Arizona are moving towards arming teachers. It is my hope no teacher ever has to use a gun to defend others, but I worry. Just as police officers occasionally, rarely, shoot bystanders by accident, what will it do to the teacher who accidentally kills/wounds student(s) while trying to save lives.
    It isn’t a teacher’s job to be a policeman. But it is the responsibility of our nation to find a way to protect our children, elderly, disabled, and disenfranchised.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I wonder what will happen when a teacher gets fed up with her/his student(s) and flips out. It happens someplace in the USA almost everyday.

  5. Ennui_rudy Rutherford

    Ennui_rudy Rutherford said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    The first time some little 5-foot nothing, 90-pound teacher shoots a 6-foot 8-inch 300 pound All-State linebacker that’s been promoted through school every year because of his football skills and now decides to “persuade” this teacher to improve his score on a test by bouncing her head off the brick wall, that little troll Senator from Arizonia that’s suffering from dementia will immediately flip and declare how horrible it is to arm teachers in the nations classrooms.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ennui_rudy Rutherford

    Bingo, we have a winner!

  7. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The “Lifeline” program was started under Regan. As with all gov programs they get abused and grow beyond expectation and become out of control.


    Nobody really knew of the Lifeline program until Obama started ADVERTISING it! That’s how it got tagged the “Obamaphone!”


    Guess who pays for it? Yes, any cell subscriber. Check your bill, look for “Fed Universal Service Charge” and “(State) Universal Service Charge.” My charges this month are $1.84 & $0.05 respectively.


    Again there is much fraudulent use and abuse that the government came up with “FCC REFORMS, MODERNIZES LIFELINE TO KEEP LOW-INCOME AMERICANS
    CONNECTED TO JOBS, FAMILY, 911 SERVICES


    Take a look: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-312210A1.pdf

  8. trm

    trm said, over 1 year ago

    @cjr53

    Nice paranoid fantasy, but unsupported by facts. The Israelis have been arming teachers for quite awhile – no terrorist attacks on schools, no gun accidents, no kids shot.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    “Thanks, I knew they went back to at least bush and I thought it was before but I’m not feeling well so I didn’t investigate further.”

    I think King of Me’s memory has miss served him as to what his source may have said. The following is from his source site:

    “The Lifeline program originated in 1984, during the administration of Ronald Reagan; it was expanded in 1996, during the administration of Bill Clinton; and its first cellular provider service (SafeLink Wireless) was launched by TracFone in 2008, during the administration of George W. Bush. All of these milestones were passed prior to the advent of the Obama administration.”

    Further, from http://www.fcc.gov/lifeline:

    Since 1985, the Lifeline program has provided a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. In 2005, Lifeline discounts were made available to qualifying low-income consumers on pre-paid wireless service plans in addition to traditional landline service. Lifeline is part of the Universal Service Fund.

    I’m sure you noticed the discrepancies in the years as I have, so I’m tentatively going with the FCC numbers.

    Sorry to hear you have “the punies”. Hope you get to feeling better.

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @trm

    “The Israelis have been arming teachers for quite awhile”
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    That argument was beaten to death several days ago and web sites posted that refuted one popularly posted picture of kids at a museum with an armed woman in attendance. She was actually a security guard, not the teacher. Israelis don’t “ordinarily” arm their teachers with the exception of a few of the settlements close to the Palestine boarders.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    When I was in grade school, the principal had a paddle on his wall, and occasionally used it, and kids behaved. Now the NRA wants to substitute a Glock for the paddle, and this is supposed to do what? Oh, right, paddles bad, caught in the probable, not just possible, crossfire, is good?

  12. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 1 year ago

    a news magazine demo a scenario of a classroom shooting. it doesn’t work. they tried it with an expert with a concealed weapon. still didn’t work. they tried it with an instructor. didn’t work. there always be casualties. and, if the shooter is wearing body armor and a helmet(aurora, co), the handgun is useless. plus, conservatives have said that teachers are useless, lazy, inept, incompetent, drain on society, so now, they want to arm them? and, where would they store their weapon? how many news stories have there been when a child gets into and takes the weapon and something happens. and, do we really need to fortify our schools from a place of learning to an armed building?

  13. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Funny.

  14. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @vwdualnomand

    …plus, conservatives have said that teachers are useless, lazy, inept, incompetent, drain on society…"


    Please name one conservative that stated that.

  15. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I see you learned how to copy & paste today.


    Nice try but the link is a little twisted from the get go… (Dailykos? Comeon-man…) Try this instead:


    http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/09/1053088/-An-open-letter-to-the-people-who-LOVE-Obama-more-than-they-love-America

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