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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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CHayes

Jun-25-13 6:26 AM

"Homeland Security has been a joke since day one. So why not eliminate Homeland Security Department"

The CIA, FBI, and NSA are all parts of the Dept of Homeland Security. It sounds like the letter writer is saying he'd like to eliminate them all? The Dept. of Homeland Security simply brought all those agencies under one umbrella agency.

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RogerMurdock

Jun-25-13 6:58 AM

Francine, I take issue with your suggestion with "visibly armed teachers/administrators." I think it would be much better if the selected personnel were discreetly armed. Let the so called "bad guys" wonder who is or isn't armed. The visibly armed personnel would become the most vulnerable of people in the school and the most easily circumvented. The "bad guys" could just wait until the armed personnel sit down to eat or go to the bathroom and make their move. Making the "bad guys" wonder who is carrying would be much more effective.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-25-13 6:58 AM

Hayes: The CIA, FBI, and NSA are all parts of the Dept of Homeland Security. It sounds like the letter writer is saying he'd like to eliminate them all? The Dept. of Homeland Security simply brought all those agencies under one umbrella agency.

Wrong again. The FBI and CIA are NOT part of the DHS. Prior to the signing of the bill, controversy about its adoption centered on whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency should be incorporated in part or in whole, neither were included.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-25-13 7:23 AM

Oh and btw, the NSA is part of the Department of Defense. 22 Agencies were brought together as part of the DHS but those three aren't part of them. Just thought I would put actual facts out there.

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coffee

Jun-25-13 8:27 AM

"The CIA, FBI, and NSA are all parts of the Dept of Homeland Security. It sounds like the letter writer is saying he'd like to eliminate them all? The Dept. of Homeland Security simply brought all those agencies under one umbrella agency."

As usual: open mouth, insert foot!

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CMReeder

Jun-25-13 8:42 AM

How does adding more guns make it safer?

All you do by adding an armed guard to a school environment is turning the school into a police state. Watching every move your child makes and arresting them for any infraction, taking discipline out of your hands and the school.

So just how upset are you really about NSA surveillance?

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spike2

Jun-25-13 8:51 AM

So you want me to send a child to school where 60 year-old teachers are armed? Firearm training is a suggested requirement for teachers? The odds are another Sandy Hook situation may happen elsewhere. However, arming school teachers is not the answer. How about ex-military or retired police officers who can pass testing and are already familiar with various scenarios?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CMReeder

Jun-25-13 12:40 PM

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

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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 12:53 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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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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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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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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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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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 1:59 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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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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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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