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Oregon State Rep. Proposes Arming Teachers To Prevent Shootings (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | December 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 12/17/2012 2:46:15 PM PST by i88schwartz

STATE REP. DENNIS RICHARDSON, (R-OREGON): Well, it's been 13 years since the tragedy in Columbine, almost 6 years since Virginia Tech, and now we all mourn the massacre that occurred in Connecticut last Friday. We cannot continue to be passive when the only person who's armed in a school shooting situation is the shooter himself, the psychopath.

What I'm suggesting is that we have campus responders, two or three volunteers, that are on the staff, whether administrators or teachers or staff members, hopefully maybe prior military, prior law enforcement, but people who are trained who will be armed. And when the first shot is fired on the next campus, they can respond and meet lethal force with lethal force.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; armingteachers; banglist; guncontrol; gunfreezone; newtown; oregon; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/17/2012 2:46:38 PM PST by i88schwartz
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2 posted on 12/17/2012 2:54:24 PM PST by kitkat
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First thing this Moron has ever said that makes sense. signed: Medford Ore. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
3 posted on 12/17/2012 2:55:17 PM PST by MtnMan101
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Call his office and encourage him. We need an alternative approach to side track and derail the Schumers, Feinsteins and their ilk.

4 posted on 12/17/2012 3:01:08 PM PST by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: i88schwartz

Works for me. It is way better to fight back than try to find a good hiding place in a large square open room.

5 posted on 12/17/2012 3:10:40 PM PST by pfflier
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To: i88schwartz

I agree!!

Better to be concealed carry weapon (CCW permit); but, let it be known that there are armed employees at this school!!

Then the perpetrators don’t know who is carrying a gun..... They will go to a facility that they know has banned guns at that site..... Most mass Murderers are “cowards” they do not want to be confronted with someone who has a gun!!

I just Faxed this to Senator Lieberman..... More gun control is not the answer!!


Senator Joe Lieberman

What can be done to stop school shootings?

If teachers would be allowed to Carry Conceal Weapons, (CCW permits) someone with a gun could have stopped some of the carnage!!

Just knowing that Teachers “may” be armed might be a “Deterrent”!!

We can not have an armed policeman in every school; but, we can have some loving teachers who are willing to protect their students by carrying
a weapon concealed!!

With proper Training & Safety Instruction.....This may be our answer!!

..... Some college campuses now allow CCW for students for self protection.

An armed Society is a safe society.

Will there still be some crazed people who will shoot others?.... Yes!

But, most will be fearful of being shot themselves if they think people “Might” be carrying a gun!!.....

They will go to less protected places to carry out their vile acts!!... Not to our schools!

They do not allow citizens to own guns in China, but the crazy, evil people in the world will find a way to kill others if they want to do so.,0,5592318.story

On Friday Dec 14th,2012 same day as our school massacre........... A man Slashed 22 Children with a knife in a School in China !!

By Terril Yue Jones
1:48 a.m. EST, December 14, 2012

BEIJING (Reuters) - A knife-wielding man slashed 22 children and an adult at an elementary school in central China on Friday, state media reported, the latest in a series of attacks on schoolchildren in the country.

The man attacked the children at the gate of a school in Chenpeng village in Henan province, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Police arrested a 36-year-old man, identified as villager Min Yingjun, Xinhua said. It did not give further details of the extent of the injuries.

In 2010, a man slashed 28 children, two teachers and a security guard in a kindergarten in eastern China.
In Russia on Sept 2004 the worst terrorist attack in History

The children of Beslan on the First day of school were held Hostage along with many of their mothers (1,000 children & adults) for 52 hours..... ending with the Massacre of 332...... No guns allowed by civilians...... only criminals had the guns!!

6 posted on 12/17/2012 3:24:44 PM PST by ebysan (ebysan)
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To: Salvation

Oregon Ping.....Rep Richardson is one standup guy!!!! Too bad most of the rest of this state is full of liberal sickos who banned students at universities from legally carrying.

7 posted on 12/17/2012 3:49:39 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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Principals should be trained and armed- by requirement. If they are too afraid to handle a gun properly, they don’t have to be principals. Get new ones who care enough about stopping a mass murderer.

Every school should have a faculity gun club to meet after the gay sex kiddie club session.

8 posted on 12/17/2012 4:56:47 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: i88schwartz

Thank you Representative Richardson.

Take this up with your fellow GOPers and give them some spine.

They’re going to need it.

9 posted on 12/17/2012 5:21:00 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: i88schwartz

Oregon Ping,

10 posted on 12/17/2012 6:36:11 PM PST by Coffee_drinker (The best defense is a strong preemptive strike.)
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To: i88schwartz; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; coffeebreak; ...
If you aren't on this ping list and are interested
in articles about Oregon, please FReepmail me.

11 posted on 12/17/2012 7:15:44 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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