HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Indiana Bill Would Requir...

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 07:27 PM

Indiana Bill Would Require Armed Guards In Schools


The National Rifle Association on Tuesday released its long-awaited "National School Shield Report," a lengthy document that recommends that schools arm and train staff members who want to carry guns.

A few hours earlier, Indiana's House Education Committee advanced a similar measure -- but one that takes the NRA's logic even further.

While the NRA's model legislation would lift restrictions on guns in schools and require specific training for school employees who choose to carry guns, the Indiana amendment would make the state the nation's first to require all public schools to have an armed person with a loaded weapon in the building during school hours. After receiving a yet-to-be-determined training course, any school employee -- a teacher, principal, or janitor -- could become the school's guard, called "school protection officers." The amendment doesn't specify which firearms the "officers" must hold or whether the guns should be visible or concealed.

The Indiana amendment's sponsor, Rep. Jim Lucas (R), said he believes mass shootings like the one in Newtown could be prevented by more firearms. "The way they are right now, school is a gun-free zone. Tragically we see the tragic consequences of gun-free zones, defenseless zones like the Colorado theater, Columbine, and Virginia Tech," Lucas told The Huffington Post Wednesday. "We have to work to overcome the stigma that firearms are a bad thing." ....................................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/03/indiana-armed-guards-schools_n_3009778.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009



2 replies, 716 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Indiana Bill Would Require Armed Guards In Schools (Original post)
marmar Apr 2013 OP
Blue Idaho Apr 2013 #1
MichiganVote Apr 2013 #2

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 07:31 PM

1. More Guns = More Rounds Fired

= more dead children and their teachers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 08:53 PM

2. Yeah and let's just have armed drones circle the playgrounds too.

 

Sarcasm for the cognitively challenged

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread