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Parents Hesitant About NRA Armed Schools Proposal
ABC New ^ | December 21, | CHRISTINE ARMARIO AP Education Writer

Posted on 12/21/2012 11:06:23 AM PST by mdittmar

Parents and administrators' reactions are ranging from hesitation to anger over a proposal by the nation's largest gun-rights lobby to put an armed police officer in every school.

Superintendent Hank Grishman of the Jericho, N.Y., schools on Long Island says he is outraged by the idea. He says putting more guns in schools won't make children safer, and could even put them in the line of more gunfire.

Parent Helen Gym in Philadelphia believes the proposal is "extraordinarily opportunistic."

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KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; nra; secondamendment
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To: mdittmar

A quick look for “Helen Gym” finds, drum roll please:

http://thenotebook.org/users/helen-gym

A COMMUNITY ACTIVIST!


51 posted on 12/21/2012 12:53:16 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: niteowl77

Look at my post, #51.......


52 posted on 12/21/2012 12:55:52 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: mdittmar

It’s time to give up on public schools. Not only do they offer a sub-standard education with liberal indoctrination, but they can’t even keep kids safe from bullies even, much less a determined gunman. Home-school your own kids or hire someone to educate them.


53 posted on 12/21/2012 1:10:30 PM PST by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: luckystarmom

Safer like that than in a gun free government school even with a nationwide all-weapons ban.


54 posted on 12/21/2012 1:18:17 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: mdittmar

No guns in class! Good! Now get them hooked on Kindergarten Killer games online.

Blame it on the NRA! I didn’t know there was such a game till now!


55 posted on 12/21/2012 1:37:11 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: SierraWasp; mdittmar; Grampa Dave; Tennessee Nana; Libloather; GOPJ; thouworm; tubebender; ...
Just KNOWING weapons were available in a school would be a h-u-g-e deterrent.

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CASE IN POINT Is merely "carrying" a gun protection enough? Do you actually have to shoot someone to protect yourself? Read on.

Women being stalked is epidemic---so much so there is an entire cable series devoted to the subject. The cases are shocking---women being killed, beaten and maimed just b/c they decided to leave an abusive spouse or boyfriend.

One case involved a successful woman who was brutally beaten by her live-in. She then decided to leave. He stalked her relentlessly, he emptied her bank accounts; she could not hold a job--he would harrass her employers causing her dismissal. She had to move constantly b/c he threatened the life of anyone who sheltered her.

At the end of her rope, she decided she would take a new tact. She got licensed to carry a weapon. When the stalker drove up her driveway, she went outside holding her weapon at her side. She NEVER pointed it at him nor did she use it---she just wanted him to see it.

Oh yeah, he saw it. He turned tail and rarely showed up at her door again.

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Here's another famous case where just having---not using--- a gun saved two lives.

A NY Dad and his son were on a "bonding weekend" at their isolated New England cottage. A loud insistent knock on the front door aroused the savvy dad's suspicions. The Dad positioned his son behind a large chair out of sight of the doorway.

The Dad then got out his gun and held it at his side---he cautiously pulled aside the curtain on the door and saw a teenaged stranger asking to "use the phone."

The savvy Dad became even more alarmed---he raised his gun and rested his hand on the door jamb---so the stranger could see the outline of the gun. Sure enough the stranger fled.

Later the Dad found signs of a 2nd intruder, the telephone wires had been cut and a makeshift grave dug at the back of the house.

But the story did not end there.

The Dad's story was being told in the context of the brutal knife-killing of husband and wife Dartmouth professors who had let two teenaged strangers into their house.........the same two who had attempted to kill the Dad and his son. The profs did not have weapons.

56 posted on 12/21/2012 1:43:13 PM PST by Liz
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To: mdittmar
Superintendent Hank Grishman of the Jericho, N.Y., schools on Long Island says he is outraged by the idea. He says putting more guns in schools won't make children safer, and could even put them in the line of more gunfire.

Now there's a brilliant statement...Why is it legal for these people to even think???

57 posted on 12/21/2012 1:49:18 PM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: mdittmar

So, someone is insinuating that the know that ALL parents are either hesitant or angry about the proposal to have trained armed teachers to better provide security in schools? Wow. Considering the suggesting was just recently proposed by the NRA, whomever did a survey was certainly quick about it. I call BS. As a parent/grandparent/school employee, I would support having properly trained, licensed teachers with a concealed handgun on campus. In fact, I would volunteer to go through the screening and training process.


58 posted on 12/21/2012 1:52:47 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SierraWasp

“Parents Hesitant About NRA Armed Schools Proposal”

People have lost their freakin’ minds, Waspman!


59 posted on 12/21/2012 2:21:01 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB
"People have lost their freakin’ minds, Waspman!"

Totally! Or so it certainly seems... Between Dr. Spock and a unionized public school system of indoctrination, it's little wonder we live in troubled times!!!

60 posted on 12/21/2012 3:46:37 PM PST by SierraWasp (Blessed are they who prospect, dig & drill, for they are the primary producers of new, real wealth!!)
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To: mdittmar

We need the 2nd Amendment to protect us from an out of control Government.

Let’s hire 100,000 more Government agents and arm them.

Maybe we can just turn it over to the TSA.


61 posted on 12/21/2012 4:09:40 PM PST by SubGeniusX (Rule #34...No Exceptions.)
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To: mdittmar
Superintendent Hank Grishman of the Jericho, N.Y., schools on Long Island says he is outraged by the idea. He says putting more guns in schools won't make children safer, and could even put them in the line of more gunfire.

So this douche bag's better idea is to disarm law-abiding American people and stomp on the 2d Amendment.

All so he doesn't freak-out because of a cop with a gun in his school.

62 posted on 12/21/2012 4:13:00 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: niteowl77

Like they were reading from the same script! Disgusting! Why do they even NEED to be police officers...just teachers with CCW’s (Only problem is, most are libs and have deeply ingrained learned helplessness and timidity) However, these psychos are all COWARDS! No exceptions! Just POINT a gun at them and they will crap their pants. America better man up, and FAST!


63 posted on 12/21/2012 8:29:19 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: AlaskaErik

“Are leftists that stupid?”

YES!!!! They only want to shut their eyes, plug their ears and pretend the real world does not exist!


64 posted on 12/21/2012 8:32:18 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

A good time to re-read LTC Dave Grossman’s article, “On Wolves, Sheep, and Sheepdogs”

http://www.gleamingedge.com/mirrors/onsheepwolvesandsheepdogs.html


65 posted on 12/21/2012 8:46:02 PM PST by AbnSarge
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To: mdittmar

“putting more guns in schools won’t make children safer, and could even put them in the line of more gunfire.”

Instead of being sitting ducks as they are now? How does one get to be an ‘educator’ and remain so hopelessly stupid?


66 posted on 12/21/2012 8:54:35 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: ExpatGator

So ABC called a community activist to get the opinion it wanted to base its story on. okie dokie.


67 posted on 12/21/2012 9:32:04 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

In a word, Yep.


68 posted on 12/21/2012 9:36:33 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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