Why not protect our kids?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Gumpy, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    My wife and I were talking the other day and a thought stuck in my head. Thats unusual in itself! lol Why do we not protect our kids at schools with armed gaurds? Like mywife said, we pay for armed gaurds for the Prez, The vice prez, Out of office prez'es. We pay for armed gaurds for lots of reasons that taxpayer dollars pays for directly or indirectly! Is the kids safety not an important enough issue for us not to do something about it? Where is our politicians priorities at. I'm not saying that gaurding our president or any one else is not needed, but I feel like our kids are not getting the protection they need.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    Just some of my thoughts on the subject. Let me state that I don't have the answers. Just my opinions.

    First off; our lawmakers, with the support of the general public, have created Killing Fields in our schools and anywhere else that is determined to be a Gun Free Zone. This is, in itself, an infringement on the 2nd. Amendment. If our Legal System wasn't so much a part of the problem, this could be corrected. A few class action law suits againt these lawmakers might open some eyes.

    Secondly; The number of Presidents, Vise-Presidents and Politicians that are protected by the Secret Service is a very small number compared to the number of schools that are spread across our nation.

    Thirdly; How would you provide the Security??

    1. Armed Guards? Possibly more than one per school. If a Perp. was determined to take out a school and they took out that single guard first, the door is open. How many would it take to provide adequate back-up? The guard would, most likely be in uniform and open carry. Thus making them easy to identify and take out.

    2. Select from volunteers that are already on the school payroll. Principles, Teachers, Custodians, Bus Drivers, etc. Give them proper training and sufficient armament even if it required a slightly higher pay scale. These employees would carry concealed and/or have ready access to a secure vault.

    3.Maybe hire additional staff with limited duties that allow for free range of the school but who's primary duty is security. These staff members would be trained and carry concealed. Making them less obvious and less of a target.

    4. Hire senior citizens at a reduced pay grade that are retired and committed to protecting our kids. Training would be required. The most obvious choice would be retired military or retired LEOs but wouldn't be limited to that group. I know a retired LEO that works part time at Walmart that would be an excellent candidate for the job.

    5. Home school.

    At any rate, while the public is pointing fingers, the politician and lawmakers should be first on the list for creating these Killing Fields in the first place.
    JMHO
    I would be interested in other's thoughts.
     

  3. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Some very good points. Armed school staff is a possibility. In Israel they have been since the 70s and NO INCIDENTS. But they have a different view of security there...for the better I think.

    I have three grandkids in school here. Starting next year in 3 levels, elementry, middle school, and high school. Am I concerned...YES. I like greyhawks thought of volenteers, retired military, LEOs ect. being used. I would be the first in line. I spent my entire working life willing to give my life for the general population... I would take this task even more to heart. I would do it for a balogna sandwich and a cup of coffee for a half day shift....on second thought I would bring my own ( I've had the school coffee...:eek: ) I already go to most all the functions, football, wrestling, plays, ect. I have often sat there and thought about something happening at an afterschool gathering also.

    In Missosuri one lawmaker has already proposed arming school staff. I think also in Michigan it is a proposed law also. It will be interesting to see what the lame-brains in power at the top level come up with next month. I have NO FAITH in their grasp of the situation or their ability.
     
  4. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    That's what I'm talking about. LaPierre does not have all the answers. He is the first to acknowledge that. Look at all the unnecessary BIG spending that goes on all the time that benefits just a few. What is wrong with fighting fire with fire. It goes to say, i agree with another comment made. This administration scares me bigtime.
     
  5. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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  6. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    You gotta be kiddin me!! What will this accomplish except make things more expebsive for people who's only intent is to puch hole in paper or put meat on the table. I hope no one from the state of Alabama ever comes up with something like this. It would be political suicide here!!