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December 18, 2012

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I got your "more guns in the schools will keep our kids safer" right here:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/18/utah-6th-grader-takes-gun-to-school-says-parents-encouraged-him/

Takes out the gun his parents tell him to take to keep him safe and threatens to kill another student with it. And I'm guessing that in Utah they have plenty of god in the school too.

Wow another "responsible gun owner." I'm SO SHOCKED.

/sarcasm

I find it, um, more than a little ironic that the same people who complain the loudest about teachers being lazy and/or incompetent and/or unionized now insist they carry a firearm...

Well, if we're unable to stop waging war on innocents around the world, I doubt seriously that we'll muster the gumption to stop waging war on our own at home.

Same coin, different sides....


@Aaargh,

I went to school in what was an urban school district. The district had shootings even back then (my own class was marked by some classmates who didn't like the other team trouncing our football team. So they hid out on the other team's bus and stabbed them). I have no problem assuming that the district has surely implemented stronger security measures to halt students from bringing weapons.

Last thing we need is someone telling their kid to take a gun to school for protection. Not to mention, does a 6th grader have the emotional maturity needed to safely concealed carry ? The fact that he threatened another student is a good answer.

(I'm ignoring the question of how many 2nd amendment types have the needed emotional maturity. The pictures of folks carrying assault weapons at demonstrations is a pretty good answer.)

They're called ASSAULT weapons, not DEFENSE weapons. That's all you need to know.

Here in Texas our brilliant Governor, Goodhair and an equally intelligent State Representative, Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) are getting ready to introduce legislation that will permit teachers and administrators to carry weapons to schools.

In a state where we cannot even keep pedophiles out of the classroom, how successful does anyone think we will be at keeping someone from having a stressful day and taking it out on the student body? When the day comes that a student or students overpower said teacher/administrator and get that weapon from them and turn it on themselves or others who will be responsible? Will it be Representative Riddle or perhaps the good governor will step forward.

Seriously of all the idiotic ideas to come out of this tragedy this is the most ridiculous. But then again, it's Texas.

And in Wentzville, MO a man in a barbershop discussion of the Newtown shooting gets his gun an fires on the barbershop.

http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=839130

A patron made the comment that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School made him want to kill the suspect. For unknown reasons, police say Davis took the comment as a threat and asked, "You want to murder me?"

Davis then allegedly went to his car, retrieved a pistol and fired three times in the customer's direction. No one was hurt

So you people honestly think that making it "more difficult" to get guns will really have any impact on events like this. What makes any human with even the slightest amount of common sense think controlling or banning guns will save lives. Use your brain people. Terrorists, criminals, monsters.. These people have, and will continue to find was to get guns with or without a law that bans them. Somebody hell bent of destruction will ALWAYS find a way to do it. Just because you don't want guns and will gladly give up yours, doesn't mean somebody with a gun won't use it against you. Guns exist and always will. Instead of crying and saying its the guns fault, why don't we just admit that it is the fault of the people who use them for the wrong reasons. It is not McDonald's fault that Big Macs make you fat, it's your fault for eating them. Lets use our brains people. I know it's hard.

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