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    Re: Which (if any) of these guns in the classroom policies would you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    I don't want to sit in a classroom with an armed teacher, no thank you.
    Out of curiosity, why?

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    Re: Which (if any) of these guns in the classroom policies would you support?

    Option #3 comes closest to my position. So long as the state has a CCW permit which the instructor obtains and they inform the school administration that they are carrying on the premises, I don't believe any additional testing is necesary.

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    Re: Which (if any) of these guns in the classroom policies would you support?

    We already have county sheriff officers at all of our schools.

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    Re: Which (if any) of these guns in the classroom policies would you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Out of curiosity, why?
    I don't particularly feel safe with some person packing heat in my classroom, who's job is to teach me. A cop is a different story. But teachers and guns don't go together.

    It's a personal thing though, I guess it's different for you and that's fine.

    Schools should invest in better security staff though. The security at my old highschool was a joke.
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    Re: Which (if any) of these guns in the classroom policies would you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    I don't particularly feel safe with some person packing heat in my classroom, who's job is to teach me. A cop is a different story. But teachers and guns don't go together.

    It's a personal thing though, I guess it's different for you and that's fine.

    Schools should invest in better security staff though. The security at my old highschool was a joke.
    I think it's funny that you believe that you'd even know, unless they openly discuss having a firearm at their side.

    The most responsible firearm owners are the ones that you'll never know are firearm owners.

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    Re: Which (if any) of these guns in the classroom policies would you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post

    The most responsible firearm owners are the ones that you'll never know are firearm owners.


    I know a number of responsible gun owners that fit that statement so I'm not big on assumptions like that, but the point is teachers are there to teach and that's it.
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    Re: Which (if any) of these guns in the classroom policies would you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    As egregious as the school killings are, there has been way to much media attention to these events. They are a reflection of mental culture, not gun culture. I don't want a teacher with a gun making students feel intimidated. It is definitely not a problem with a bureaucratic solution. No guns in schools. No armed guards in schools. Metal detectors at each entry is OK.
    Media definitely part of the problem; however, the problem with 'no guns in school' (which in an ideal world I'd agree) is that you cannot keep absolutely all guns out. Criminal intent will always find a way; therefore, its is wise to have some responsible person with relatively equal tools to defend. It is a must to provide that protection to the kids. The kids do not need to know who is carrying and where any weapons may be. Kids have short attention spans, they will not be thinking about armed teachers all day.

    Also, metal detectors are a good start but easy to circumvent like uniformed security. I believe Adam broke out and entered through a window and Columbine learned the security guard's routine.
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    Re: Which (if any) of these guns in the classroom policies would you support?

    I voted for policy #6. -- "A teacher can pack heat if, and only if she can recite the entire lyrics to 'Cat Scratch Fever' witout making a mistake.
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    Re: Which (if any) of these guns in the classroom policies would you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    I know a number of responsible gun owners that fit that statement so I'm not big on assumptions like that, but the point is teachers are there to teach and that's it.
    Well I'm here to do taxes, keep books, and manage assets. When a nut with a gun comes into the equation, you have to adjust. If you get the walk light at an intersection and an SUV is barreling down the road toward you, do you keep walking because the light is in your favor, or do you watch out for the dangerous variable put into your midst?

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    Re: Which (if any) of these guns in the classroom policies would you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    1. Any teacher who wants to pack heat in her classroom may simply do so without any restrictions.
    2. A teacher must pass a simple gun safety course created by the school, then she's allowed to take a gun to her class.
    3. A teacher must get her state's concealed carry permit; then she's allowed a gun in her classroom. If her state has no such permit, the school creates a school carry permit and a test she must pass.
    4. A teacher must go through rigorous training program on gun safety, gunfights, criminology, etc. similar to what a police cadet would have to pass. At that point she's allowed a gun in her classroom and her pay is doubled as a result of her extra skill and responsibility.
    5. I do not support any policy that allows a teacher to have a gun in her classroom.

    (Note: I'm using the feminine pronouns here, but the teacher could also be male.)
    Number 1. Though that should be essentially standard for a adults.
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