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Appalled

January 5, 2013

As a former superintendent of schools, I was appalled to read in a recent edition of the Sun-Gazette the remarks of Wayne LaPierre, chief lobbyist of the National Rifle Association, proposing that......

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rmiller

Jan-06-13 2:06 PM

Chuck,

Payroll and benefits from the educational body of the system. But, then...there is the NEA to come along side and shoot us down..not with assault rifles of course..but with threats of a strike.

Hmmmm....research will reveal what local teachers salaries are, along with the DS and fellow staff....pensions, sabbaticals, months and days off...with pay...and they whine the loudest and produce he smallest. I'm speaking generally...not specifically. My son was fortunate when he attended elementary school at Jackson. He had excellent teachers...but lest I digress, that was over 19 years go and the times..they are a changing.

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CMReeder

Jan-06-13 8:24 AM

You see two men shooting at one another, tell me Penn who is the good guy and who is the bad guy?

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CMReeder

Jan-06-13 8:22 AM

What do you want to cut from the budget this time Relene to pay for these sentries in the schools because that is what they would be? It will be a cut because the tax payers will not go for an increase not even for protection.

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PennGas

Jan-05-13 10:02 PM

Hey Oscar, whena bad guy with a gun comes to your school, who do you call? A GOOD GU with a gun, and you pray he gets there quickly. So a good gun and time are the issues. A good guy on the premises is the fastest protection, and your little meaningless, poorly thought out, diatribe is shreedded by logic. Don't cha jus hate that?

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rmiller

Jan-05-13 7:21 PM

MrKnade,

I have to wonder if the elegant home you reside in, has any guns on the property?

I also have to wonder if the parents of the lost children would have wished someone had been armed that day, even in the least attempt to stop the madman? It is a deterrence. The problem I see is that a Superintendent of Schools (most likely an elite liberal) wouldn't want the budget for such protection to cut into his salary.

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CMReeder

Jan-05-13 3:10 PM

More people are murdered with hammers than with guns. If you truly believe this then you definitely are crazy. Mike posted it was assault rifles not guns.

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enigma

Jan-05-13 2:43 PM

CHayes,"The only thing that could possibly solve a gun problem, is more guns."

I know you don't believe this but it is true. People who attack schools are cowards. They attack the weak, knowing that there is no one there to protect them. Put armed resistance in the way and they will not even attempt it. The more gun you put in the school the less likely it is that it will be attacked. This is a concept so simple I would think that even you would get it. But you just go ahead and keep thinking that you can eliminate guns, but remember, We didn't win our freedom without guns and we won't keep it without them.

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enigma

Jan-05-13 2:33 PM

So Oscar's solution is to keep our schools as "free fire zones"? If guns are banned they will still be available on the black market. It will work just as well as banning drugs. One big difference. Guns in the hands of most of us hurt nobody while helping to protect the innocent. Oscar wants to make the world an even more dangerous place to live by disarming those who would stand between evil and the rest of us. Only someone who knows nothing about guns thinks that they are bad. A gun is a tool just like a hammer, but more people are murdered in this country with hammers than with guns. Should we ban all tools then?

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CMReeder

Jan-05-13 2:15 PM

Adding more guns legally and/or illegally only terrorizes the innocent. Are we becoming a Latin American country?

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JohnZook

Jan-05-13 12:06 PM

Reeder- "How free are you...?" An excellent analysis!!! I am truly impressed!!!

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JohnZook

Jan-05-13 12:02 PM

That was sooo good, I'm using it as a LTE. Stay tuned for more impeccable logic and patriotism from jonny-z. C'mon guys and ladies, lighten up, the end is near.......

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LaughIn

Jan-05-13 11:45 AM

Think about this answer, what areas can truly be called 'gun free zones'? Isn't their always a guard with a gun in the tower,at the door or hidden on a person wearing black in our Federal zones? This has nothing to do with guns.

So, Mikekerstetter, what is your been there done that option? I am sure Dr. Knade can wait 40+ years for your response.

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CMReeder

Jan-05-13 11:25 AM

"...and there are thousands of other schools that have NO "resource officer" who is an armed on duty police officer that patrols their school campus, and guess what. No problems"

A statement I can agree with.

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nobud74

Jan-05-13 11:24 AM

Charles, I'm starting to worry about you.

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CMReeder

Jan-05-13 11:24 AM

How free are you with a bunch of people carrying guns good and bad?

Label an area a gun free zone and people are going to show up with guns. Maybe should label areas gun zones and that way no guns will show up.

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CMReeder

Jan-05-13 11:19 AM

"Do they issue you pink pom poms?"

Pink is for your side we have blue and these really cute uniforms.

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LaughIn

Jan-05-13 11:07 AM

Nobud74, there probably shouldn't be any designated areas listed as 'gun free' because they become easy targets for anyone, not just the mentally ill.

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JohnZook

Jan-05-13 11:01 AM

Tell me Leftys, how do you prevent criminals and wackos from obtaining guns on the street? ....a bad guy with an illegal or unregistered gun? Your solutions to solve this emotional problem, (what about the kids and gang-bangers who died in Chicago and D.C. last year)is exactly what Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, and Chavez used to CONTROL their populations. This country was founded on the principle of a free people governed by a small, unobtrusive government. We seem to be getting back to a version of what the early Patriots fled from and died to be free of.

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nobud74

Jan-05-13 10:26 AM

Unfortunately what everyone including the LTE writer is missing is that these shootings happen in gun free zones (there aren't supposed to be guns there, so this isn't supposed to happen--guess that isn't working), these shootings involve much planning and dedication to carrying out the event (armed guards will probably slow down the carnage and possible eliminate the threat before damage is done, but since there is much planning involved, that will likely be taken into consideration), and these shootings usually involve disturbed individuals who are not getting or staying with the help they need. There are no easy answers and no short ones. However, abridging the rights of the law abiding will not aid in the prevention of this type of shooting or other gun violence.

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gavinf56

Jan-05-13 10:01 AM

...and there are thousands of other schools that have NO "resource officer" who is an armed on duty police officer that patrols their school campus, and guess what. No problems.

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CHayes

Jan-05-13 9:50 AM

" He justified his proposal by saying, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.""

Spoken like a true lobbyist for the gun manufacturing industry huh? The only thing that could possibly solve a gun problem, is more guns.

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righttobarearms

Jan-05-13 9:33 AM

Here in South Carolina our high school has a "resource officer" who is an armed on duty police officer that patrols our school campus, guess what....no problems...it is known publicly that there is an armed officer on duty at all times that school is in session or there is an after hours school function going on...it works here!

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Tedeaux

Jan-05-13 9:18 AM

Chuck, why don't you just admit it, you are the local head cheerleader for the Democrat party! Do they issue you pink pom poms?

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CMReeder

Jan-05-13 8:27 AM

Actually Herr La Pierre offered to supply NRA trained guards to schools not police officers.

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CMReeder

Jan-05-13 8:09 AM

"If you noticed Oscar didn't give us an option that he thinks will work."

That is because people like you say no to all other options. You believe Herr La Pierre.

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