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  •  So what happens when (3+ / 0-)
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    GreenMother, FloridaSNMOM, IreGyre

    the actual police arrive? How do they know who is who?
    They usually follow a coordinated maneuver to clear the venue but with a group of loose cannons operating independently the likelihood of a mistake is increased exponentially.

    But really to get an idea of of how ludicrous the plan is just go over a list in your mind of the teachers in your elementary school and then try to get an image of them forming themselves into a swat team. It would be laughable if it weren't for the fact that the proposal is being taken seriously by a goodly number of otherwise sane people.

    Here's my list.

    Miss M-  5' 1''. In her mid fifties. Eyesight not too good.
    Miss W- White haired lady in her 60's.
    Miss R- Not especially stable emotionally. I would be nervous with her holding a gun any sort anytime, much less in a fire fight.
    Miss S. Nervous, white-haired lady in her 60's.
    Miss L. Wouldn't trust her to know which end to point, besides she would probably mistake the whole commotion for some kind of elaborate show and tell.

    This only goes through the third grade but you get the idea and it doesn't even mention that I think most would simply refuse the weapon but if they did participate there is only one it the group who I  think might actually summon up the resolve to shoot another person, particularly a young one, and she's the one who was too unstable to be anywhere around guns in the first place.

    The world is a den of thieves and night is falling. -Ingmar Bergman

    by Pirogue on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:37:57 AM PST

    •  I think this is a just a stupid idea in an attempt (1+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM

      to pretend to solve a problem.

      And it's cheap. I mentioned that before.

      How much cheaper would it be to give teachers permission to be armed, but not mandate funds for training, weapons, body armor and ammo?

      Whereas if they hired a professional security person, all of that would be covered in the contract.

      CHEAP! AND DUMB!

      And it's gives them an attempted out, for dealing with the other issues not being addressed.

      Accessibility, and a lack of mental health care and screenings.

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