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Saving taxpayers money

June 25, 2013

The NRA is calling for armed security guards in all of our schools throughout the country. Ok, but that will cost a lot of money. But there is a way of doing it without raising taxes....

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-26-13 11:18 AM

Gobb62 I kinda noticed that too. That's ok we all make mistakes.

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GoBB62

Jun-26-13 8:11 AM

Not too much from hazy on this topic after Gunny handed him his lunch yesterday.

Just saying.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-26-13 4:31 AM

Chuck I am conservative on some issues and liberal on others. I think for myself and I do not tow the party line for either party. You are seeing more and more people turn independent because like me they are disgusted with both parties.

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CMReeder

Jun-26-13 12:21 AM

GysgtUSMC, For someone who claims he is neither conservative nor liberal you want to define something as conservative or liberal. People say we need more guns like the writer of this letter. We need more guns in our schools. Never had them before but we need them now. You can get shot in church in prayer, need them there too. Life is riskier now than before. But the answer is more guns because life is riskier all around.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-25-13 5:53 PM

I would think we would need a good system of universal background checks, eh?

Oh I support universal background checks 100%. But I do think it would be hard to enforce when it comes to private sales. The problem lies when dealing with mental illness and privacy issues. I do think that parents need to be more responsible when they know there are issues. I feel some of these school shootings could have been prevented with more parental involvement. You can't tell me there weren't signs that something was wrong. Two that come to mind are Columbine and the most recent one.

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CHayes

Jun-25-13 4:24 PM

" Come on now. Give me a little credit. I didn't think I needed to spell that out. I do have common sense."

I'll give you all the credit in the world sir. I'm just curious how you keep people that are mentally unstable (or even how that would be defined), from buying guns. Or violent offenders for that matter.

I would think we would need a good system of universal background checks, eh?

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-25-13 3:23 PM

Gunny: "But those who wish to own them have that right"

Hayes: Even someone that's mentally unstable, and has a violent criminal history?

Come on now. Give me a little credit. I didn't think I needed to spell that out. I do have common sense.

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CHayes

Jun-25-13 2:45 PM

" But those who wish to own them have that right"

Even someone that's mentally unstable, and has a violent criminal history?

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SteelerFan

Jun-25-13 2:06 PM

Chuck 'Gee you were all for DHS when it was added by conservative/Republican lawmakers. If you did not approve of it you were unpatriotic.'

I was against it from the get-go.

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Shulski

Jun-25-13 1:59 PM

The problem with having too many guns around is that the crazies can grab them. I once knew a cop who told me there was a gun in every contact he made: his own. Cops are serious on not letting criminals get their guns.

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Shulski

Jun-25-13 1:58 PM

I feel fine on any street in Williamsport PA without a gun. In fact, I think it'd be more dangerous to have one. Now, if I lived in NY city or Philly, I might want to carry.

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Shulski

Jun-25-13 1:56 PM

I originally jumped on the bandwagon of wanting armed guards right after the recent shootings. I didn't even know the NRA was still pushing for this. I though, at the time, war veterans would be the best people to do the job. Ever since the hysteria died down, I realized it's not necessary. It's also a great waste of taxpayer dollars and a potential threat if security guards themselves aren't stable.

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Ritty77

Jun-25-13 1:41 PM

"You can not feel safe going anywhere in this country without having a gun with you."

No, YOU don't feel safe. Others have a pair.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-25-13 1:08 PM

First of all Chuck this should not be a right versus left debate. It should be how to best protect our children. We have many laws on the books already for gun control that are not being enforced in some cases. So obviously that's not working. I'm not gonna start the gun control debate again because that has been beat to death. If you don't like guns, then don't buy one. But those who wish to own them have that right. The question is how do we protect our school houses. We are really good at protecting our federal buildings and military bases for the most part. I'm sure they can find a solution to offer that same protection to our children.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-25-13 1:02 PM

We need guns everywhere. You don't think that is risky. Reeder

And you're saying that the need for guns is because of conservative, or for that matter liberal thinking? Please explain. Maybe I'm just slow.

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CMReeder

Jun-25-13 12:53 PM

When the right can get something to fit their agenda they will redo it and make it fit their agenda. They are nothing more than 'cherry' pickers.

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CMReeder

Jun-25-13 12:42 PM

You can not feel safe going anywhere in this country without having a gun with you. You have made this country risky not safe.

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CMReeder

Jun-25-13 12:40 PM

We need guns everywhere. You don't think that is risky.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-25-13 12:36 PM

Reeder: You know I had regrets never marrying and having a family now I am sure I made the right choice. You all have made this country to risky to raise a family.

I'm sorry but I have to ask... what in God's name does that mean? "you all have made this country to risky to raise a family"? What is that? Yikes!

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-25-13 11:54 AM

Gee you were all for DHS when it was added by conservative/Republican lawmakers. If you did not approve of it you were unpatriotic.

Untrue, at least personally. And it was approved by both sides of the aisle. They made many hasty decisions following 9/11 because emotions were high and a lot of people were scared. That is exactly the logic behind terrorist's methods, to instill fear. But the fact of the matter is, we still have critical information that is not being shared between agencies. One of the main functions of DHS was to ensure that didn't happen.

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JohnZook

Jun-25-13 11:25 AM

Reeder- You never married? I am so sorry to hear that. The most wonderful days of my life were waking up every morning to my best friend. And even though she's passed on, I still have those wonderful memories and my kids to carry on.

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CMReeder

Jun-25-13 9:57 AM

Gee you were all for DHS when it was added by conservative/Republican lawmakers. If you did not approve of it you were unpatriotic.

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SteelerFan

Jun-25-13 9:49 AM

DHS just added another layer of bureaucracy to an already bloated system. I agree with Al that it needs to be eliminated.

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philunderwood

Jun-25-13 9:29 AM

We aren’t able to anticipate these events and the probability of one happening at any one place is small. Overreacting with armed guards and locked down schools is illogical.

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CMReeder

Jun-25-13 9:01 AM

You know I had regrets never marrying and having a family now I am sure I made the right choice. You all have made this country to risky to raise a family.

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