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  1. Bailey

    Bailey said, over 1 year ago

    DANGER
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    Truth told here

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    How did we get to the point where people think we need to arm teachers or have armed guards in every school? Something went very wrong. Personally, I think we have too little sense of community, of shared values and efforts. The name calling that goes on here doesn’t help.

  3. Bailey

    Bailey said, over 1 year ago

    No school should HAVE to “protect itself”… get it?
    No children, or their teachers, should EVER face something this twisted, and awful… ever!
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    You state:
    “The crazy probably would have not entered a school that could protect itself.”…
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    Are YOU getting any counseling? On any drugs? Own any guns? Surplus ammunition?
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    Just asking.

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    This notion that armed teachers can protect the children from loonies has to be about the biggest harebrained scheme ever advanced by the NRA and its supporters. Although it would be good for gun sales.
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    Imagine a true loonie intent on gunning down children in a classroom going up against teacher. The loonie is armed to the teeth, has a plan, and is a psychopath. The teacher has a locked gun, has to find the key, unlock the weapon, load the gun and go up against a crazy who, knowing she has a gun, will shoot her first. He is a psychopath; she is a caring purpose who has to morph from teaching “See Dick and Jane run”, to being a killer. It ain’t going to happen.
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    An armed guard in every school or classroom is similarly fraught with limitations.
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    Banning assault weapons and high capacity clips will help. In the case of Sandy Hook, it would have prevented or reduced the killings.
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    Lonecat is on the right track above.
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    Alternatively, a nation that institutionalizes mass killings of innocent people through Shock and Awe or presidential authorized drone strikes, may have to tolerate the odd desensitized wing-nut from their population thinking it is okay to kill the innocent.

  5. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Bailey

    “No school should HAVE to “protect itself”… get it?
    No children, or their teachers, should EVER face something this twisted, and awful… ever!”
    I agree… But then that is not reality. There are warped minds out there who want to hurt people. Many of those minds are very coherent and calculating down to the last detail.

  6. Adam Sperry

    Adam Sperry said, over 1 year ago

    @Gypsy8

    Yes

  7. Adam Sperry

    Adam Sperry said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    the NRA want to continue to make sure that every mentally ill person or terrorist in the US can but a big fat gun. I think that is a real problem that can be changed to not be a problem.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    Yes, name calling. Very “adult” isn’t it. But when you have no salient point to make and no facts to bolster it, one must result to insult and hyperbole.

    And I must admit that it is sometime entertaining to “poke the cat” in the cage.

    But here is something to chew on. If we have something of value, do we not go to what ever lengths it takes, do whatever is necessary to protect that item?

    Yes, it is a conundrum. How did we arrive at this point where we would think that it is necessary to arm a teacher? Perhaps we should really study that thought and answer that question for I believe therein we will find the solution.

    Meanwhile, it seems even Michael Moore understand. He recently stated: “We’ve got over a quarter-billion guns in people’s homes. And they’re mostly in the suburbs and rural areas where there is virtually no crime and no murder.” And asked: “So why is that?”

    As a temporary fix, the idea that we protect schools with the possibility that a criminal/psychopath would find armed resistance were he/she determined to attack children in a school is not so far fetched. The means to do so is already within our reach and the cost is not too dear to be considered.

    Many school systems already have school resource officers. Start there.

  9. Bailey

    Bailey said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    … and I can protect myself, too! Scared now?
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    You didn’t answer my question about guns and surplus ammunition, did you?
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    FWIW… I didn’t “scream” at you, I accentuated. Which ones of us are deemed “crazy” may not be shown except by time.
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    I have no interest — whatsoever — in finding your property or your front door… but come to mine? Then we’ll have an exchange you’ll be likely to regret.

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It is so convenient to blame someone else when the responsibility is ours. We failed to keep the mental health system viable. We support the violent culture that fosters these deranged people. Our media glorifies violence and the principals involved. We as a society ignore these problems until we have some heinous crime like the Newtown shooting and then we cry for more laws and rage indignantly while pointing fingers at everyone else. We should be looking in a mirror and focusing on the important priorities. Laws and speeches are free, real action takes commitment.

  11. Bailey

    Bailey said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    I agree. Very well stated.

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    Perhaps the wing-nuts would be happier if we converted some of our surplus prisons into week-long concentration schools. see, then we could bring in the kids via AMRAAM Rhino convoys. They’d learn so much behind gray masonry walls topped with razor-wire and gun towers of reflective glass, patrolled by hand-picked members of the American Taliban, who are armed with automatic weapons and military working dogs.
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    Irony is they used to call them ‘Normal’ schools.

  13. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Zuhlamon

    You have a practical, workable solution?

  14. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Here’s a word problem for all you opinion people. We have relatively easy access to most school facilities. We have approximately 4 million assault rifles in our country. Thousands of those rifles were sold and are not listed in any database. We have a very small percentage of people who would (statistically miniscule) abuse those weapons and commit a crime like at Newtown.
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    What is a practical, workable and TIMELY solution to remedying this problem?
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    I am an analyst and all my life have had to resolve complicated issues. It can be done.
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    Solutions only, no finger pointing or blaming…

  15. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    “paranoia runs deep,
    into your heart it will creep,
    starts when you’re always afraid…”
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    Old song, still good.

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