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Old 08-16-2008, 04:06 AM   #1
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A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to pass a law specifically allowing teachers and staff to pack heat when classes begin later this month.

Trustees at the Harrold Independent School District approved a district policy change last October so employees can carry concealed firearms to deter and protect against school shootings, provided the gun-toting teachers follow certain requirements.

Superintendent David Thweatt told FOXNews.com the policy was initiated because of safety concerns.
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The Texas superintendent linked gun-free zones with the uprising of school shootings in recent years.

"When you make schools gun-free zones, it's like inviting people to come in and take advantage," Thweatt told FOXNews.com.
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"The naysayers think [a shooting] won't happen here," Thweatt said. "If something were to happen here, I'd much rather be calling a parent to tell them that their child is OK because we were able to protect them."
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If I am forced to move I think it will be to Texas.....
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:14 AM   #3
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I just saw this covered on Fox and Friends Saturday edition and I must say the coverage was disappointing. The consensus among the talking heads was that "this is scary". While they were talking they showed a background shot of a weapon with a price tag of 8,900+ and when the camera pulled back I saw that it was a M-60 (semi-auto I assume). What does a M-60 have to do with teachers being allowed to carry on school grounds? Does anyone think that this will be their weapon of choice or is it just slanted journalism since the weapon looks "scary"?
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Just idiot journalists....trying to score points with their bosses if
they get good coverage on an article.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:59 AM   #5
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Actually the average teacher in Harrold is 8'6" and weighs 400#'s. They are quite capable of hing m60's on their persons.

Everythings Bigger in Texas.



Now that sarcasm has run it's course I think it is a good idea, I hope it catches on.
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:13 PM   #6
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I think this is an interesting experiment. When Right to Carry came about, they said the streets would run red with blood; they didn't. Now let's see what happens when teachers carry in schools. There are some inherent risks, but I think it's worthwhile to give this a try.

My daughter's school has an armed Sheriff's officer; thank God.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:17 PM   #7
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I think this is an interesting experiment. When Right to Carry came about, they said the streets would run red with blood; they didn't. Now let's see what happens when teachers carry in schools. There are some inherent risks, but I think it's worthwhile to give this a try.
Israel has done it for years and it appears to have been quite successful in discouraging further attacks on their schools (one in the last decade?). I see nothing in their experience that points to inherent risks.
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And Kennesaw GA keeps rolling on. No shootouts in the streets, no increase in violent crime. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/artic ... E_ID=55288.

The Brady Group sure doesn't mention stats like Morton Grove IL, versus Kennesaw GA!
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And Kennesaw GA keeps rolling on. No shootouts in the streets, no increase in violent crime. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/artic ... E_ID=55288.

The Brady Group sure doesn't mention stats like Morton Grove IL, versus Kennesaw GA!
Along similar lines with the Atlanta Airport debate about allowing CCW no one mentions the fact that I can carry concealed up to the "secure areas" in Salt Lake City's airport and I have never heard of any catastrophe resulting from this like Atlanta's airport is crying about.
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Several years ago I attended a CWP-instructor update course at Arizona DPS headquarters. One of the other attendees asked about the linkage between the driver-license database and the CWP database on the DPS in-car computers. We were told that the two databases had been de-linked after the first few years of CWP issuance, once the officers realized that CWP-holders did not pose any additional threat to them and, in fact, probably posed less of a threat than members of the general public who are not licensed for CCW.

I inquired why concealed carry had initially been viewed as a threat, with a warning when the driver license number was typed in, since Arizona has always been an open-carry state and about half the drivers in the state carry firearms in their vehicles.

"It was new."
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MSNBC has a poll up. So far the pro-carry folks are winning.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26394165

Heartening to see.

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Now I remember being told Kennesaw's home related crime numbers dropped something like an astonishing 80% after their Must-Own law was passed - are there any hard numbers for Morton Grove after thier total ban passed?
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:33 PM   #13
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Armored,

check ou the link on the Morton Grove sats. it was posted once already

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/artic ... E_ID=55288
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Some young college girl took a survey which I think was at one of our local colleges and one of the questions which received a high number of NO's was Guns on Campus.

Just goes to show you how the mentality of our younger population is thinking, or is thinking a bad word, guess I should have said leaning.
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