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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 12:49 PM

Never posted something like this before, but - "The STUPID is strong with him, Luke..."

This one invites even before you start reading...

http://www.nationofchange.org/oops-senator-who-advocates-arming-teachers-accidentally-shoots-teacher-rubber-bullet-1377871407

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Reply Never posted something like this before, but - "The STUPID is strong with him, Luke..." (Original post)
calimary Aug 2013 OP
calimary Aug 2013 #1
calimary Aug 2013 #2
Samantha Aug 2013 #3
calimary Aug 2013 #4
Electric Monk Aug 2013 #5
calimary Aug 2013 #7
lpbk2713 Aug 2013 #6

Response to calimary (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 01:58 PM

1. I added the story link to this one:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017142101

Just can hardly keep track of stories like these anymore! Just too damn many of 'em...

The STUPID is REALLY strong out there these days...

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:14 PM

2. I found a REALLY great comment in this link, by a retired teacher.



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Marilyn
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As a retired teacher, I can say that there are many issues with having armed teachers that the advocates for such a policy are not even considering. In order for a gun to be effective defense, it must be easily available and ready to fire, but how can you have such a gun when you are surrounded by small children? Does the teacher wear the gun in a holster or keep it in a desk drawer? If in a desk drawer, must the teacher always stick close to the desk and not be out in the classroom among the children? And if it is locked in a desk drawer, what do you do when you take a class to the library or another location for other educational services? Teachers also get sick or have personal matters to attend to during a school day so substitutes must be brought in. Do they have firearms, too? These are just some of the issues. I have tried to imagine teaching while being armed and I can't see that it would enhance the school day or feeling of security at all.
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Response to calimary (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:30 PM

3. Words fail me

I read the entire article, and I am left speechless.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:17 PM

4. Yeah. No kidding.

Just what, exactly, was it they were saying about the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun? How's that again?

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:33 AM

7. Aha - I did not see it elsewhere here. Sorry to be repetitive.

But it just seemed like such a worth-while story to have DUers see.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:30 PM

6. Shades of Deadeye Dick Cheneyburton ... LMFAO





Was the teacher expected to apologize for being in
the way of the bullet, just like Darth's lawyer friend?




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