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posted by The Dixie Dove in Local

Should Teachers Carry Assault Rifles?

December 18, 2012

Armed Guards NOT Arm Everybody!

Do the same people who say that we should have more people armed and teachers armed, think that we should allow teachers and the general population to carry assault rifles?

The answer is No. We all realize how insane that would be and yet, even if our teachers were armed, but only with a with a handgun in a holster, they would be no match in a surprise attack by a criminal with an assault rifle.

So what the hell should we do!?

I say, ban assault rifles to the public and require armed guards at public institutions. This way our teachers will be far less likely to face an attack from a criminal with an assault rifle and no one could argue they need carry a gun with armed security on hand.

I think this is a Win-Win idea for the Right and the Left on this crucial American issue.

I gave this a lot of thought before coming to this personal conclusion. What led me to it was the realization that the NRA and all the other gun right's advocates, who are proposing that we potentially arm all adults, are the same people who rarely, if ever, try to argue for the 'right to carry' in a bank that has an armed guard, or a courtroom or airport which has armed security guards. I think this idea might convince even them, that we don't need so many or so powerful guns in public.

And to the Anti-Gun side...We already have armed guards at almost any public institution you can name. All State and Federal government buildings, public libraries etc. Any corporate headquarters has them, banks etc. We seem to exempt schools from this safety precaution the same way we exempt school buses from having to have seat-belts for the kids. Let's face it, were just being cheap with our kids safety.

And I go back to my childhood (born in 1955) before we fell into the 'modern' policing practice of all officers being 'mobile' IE in cars. When I was a kid in small town Easley SC and in larger cities it was common to see a police person 'walking a beat'. That cop was essentially an armed guard for the whole city block they patrolled. It's not that it seemed to bother people, but it was a lot more expensive than the way we do it today. It was also a lot more personal and effective, in my opinion. If that calms the urge for arms for all and makes us safer, then let's go back.
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