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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    My first thought is teachers should be allowed to conceal carry, but I can see a ton of problems with that. Perhaps a safe with a double combination lock that required 2 to open or something.
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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Armed guards are fine even though they don't guarantee anything considering that Columbine had armed guards on duty during that shooting. However, arming teachers is stupid for a multitude of reasons. Not only will some kid eventually end up accidentally getting shot, but teachers will have to be seriously trained and paid more and each district is going to have to buy weapons, bullets and whatever else comes with these new additions. It would also make schools targets for criminals looking for weapons as I suspect not every teacher would take their weapon home. It would also probably make teaching an even less appealing profession than it already is making less exceptional people apply for the job. Arming teachers is just a dumb idea and people who suggest it as a rule are short sighted.
    That's why it should be in a concealed lock box in the classroom. It should also be binded with a registration number so that if it's opened, a controlling agent will know. The only time they should be opening the lock box is during an emergency.

    Security guards will get complacent, are only useful during a threat, and certainly will be the first to be taken out. A fraction of the money that would be used for armed security guards could be used for a voluntary armed teacher program. They could take courses in the summer and get a small pay bump for the responsibility.
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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    I remember one of the high schools i went to was more of a prison than school. You had to go through two metal detectors and both main exits would be blocked by bars during school hours. A few armed guard would have been wonderful for the motif.

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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I wonder how people would feel about
    putting armed guards in churches. Lots of easy targets, and it seems some people like to shoot up their parking lots so maybe people would appreciate an armed guard watching them as they pray?
    Lol.....you make it sound like there's going to be a guy with full body armor on with a M16 in the "low ready" position.

    What makes you think someone isn't already armed and who's there for the explicit purpose of self defens?

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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Lol.....you make it sound like there's going to be a guy with full body armor on with a M16 in the "low ready" position.

    What makes you think someone isn't already armed and who's there for the explicit purpose of self defens?
    In my experience there usually is. Mostly off duty LEOs, but the occasionally citizen with a CCW license too.

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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    I definitely think all schools should have at least one person armed, but I have mixed feelings about whether teachers should be able to carry in class. What do you think?
    If you can carry a gun at all, then you should be able to carry it wherever you can otherwise legally go.

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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    They shouldn't be able to carry in class. But for those that want it, they should have access to a lock box with their weapon. The lock box should be tamper proof so that if it's ever opened in a non-emergency, the principle or controlling agent will know about it.
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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    My first thought is teachers should be allowed to conceal carry, but I can see a ton of problems with that. Perhaps a safe with a double combination lock that required 2 to open or something.
    Equally retarded option. Your personal weapon stays on your person and under your immediate control.

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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I wonder how people would feel about putting armed guards in churches.
    No need, I'm armed at church, and I'm not the only one.

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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    My parent's church put out an open invitation to conceal carry. That was the pastor's decision to make. Our kids do not have a choice, they have to go to school. I'd like to make the school as safe of a learning environment as possible.

    Having teachers that could, when required, arm themselves and respond to a threat could very likely neutralize an active shooter.
    We have all been watching far too much Rambo and Under Siege. An averagely trained teacher wielding a fire arm, while under fire, is far more likely shoot a one of his students in the chaos of the event than "neutralize" an active shooter....

    Sorry, but the whole gun debate / NRA posturing on school safety is rapidly moving to the territory of absurdity. Reason was abandoned long ago.

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