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Old 04-02-2013, 03:34 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by AustinChief View Post
It makes perfect sense.. but when I brought it up with some "guys" at a bar (I use the term "guys" loosely because they were liberals) the immediate response was "YOU IDIOT, I THINK TEACHERS SHOULD TEACH NOT GO AROUND SHOOTING PEOPLE!!! OMG! OH NOES!!!" The histrionics from the antigun crowd is ridiculous.
I'm a gun owner and I find the histrionics far worse from the NRA bots. That said, the conversation needs to be elevated beyond tribal politics. If not, nothing will ever change.

As for the plan: A trained SRO is fine. Preferably off-duty or retired cops. If not, then the training needs to be of the highest standards. Teachers: an emphatic no. Just plain stupid. Go ahead and throw in metal detectors at the door. That's fine, if there's a budget for it. Improving mental health screening is fine. But background checks need to be improved across the board. Training at gun stores needs to be improved. (I've seen two people buy guns while intoxicated. And both times were at a large gun retailer.) It's common sense. And there needs to be an honest dialogue. One that isn't driven by gun makers' avarice cloaked under the veil of the 2nd amendment. JMHO
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