Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Perry for it, Haslam open to it

According to politico Governor Rick Perry is for allowing teachers to carry guns and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is now open  to the idea. Multiple other states already allow carry in schools.

In Michigan, it is legal to carry a pistol in schools — as long as the weapon isn’t concealed. Patterson pointed out several school districts in Texas have armed police forces. And Utah, Oregon and New Hampshire already allow concealed carry in schools, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

22 comments:

  1. I just keep wondering, if a teacher carries a gun, where would they keep it, so that children couldn't get to it and possibly fire it?

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  2. Senator Campfield, when a teacher is at school, where would he or she keep the gun so that a child could not possibly get to it and accidentally fire it?

    This seems like an important matter to be taken into consideration.

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    1. Anonymous ...

      The same place Police Officers carry theirs. Not many instances of kids swiping a cop's gun and shooting up the place. Please use your real name so we know who is leaving such silly comments.

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    2. I notice you have used your real name. Of course, you could just go by one of your nicknames - "rude," "grouchy," "hostile," or "confrontational."

      This is what worries me about you gun people. I ask a simple question, just wanting to know, and you go ape over it. If I had been in a room with you, would you have pulled your gun from its holster and shot me, just for wanting to know the answer?

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    3. We could just go back to bringing our children up in church, teaching them about the love of the Lord Jesus, making an impression on them as to what is wrong and what is right.

      If the people who do these shootings knew about God's great love for them, they would be civilized and not go bonkers and do these awful shootings!

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    4. Blue Collar Muse, it sounds like you didn't get anything you wanted for Christmas.

      Why don't you do like a lot of other adults, and go out and buy yourself something you really would like to have? There's nothing wrong with that.

      This would be better than jumping on people you don't even know...

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  3. Instead of running to the government to fix the problem it created, take your kids out of public school and educate them at home or in a private school. They will likely receive a better education.

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    1. Tona would you be willing to pay for a kid to attend private school? As you probably know, that can be very expensive and most working families cannot afford it. Also, as you should know, most families have both parents working in order to pay the bills and cannot home school. Neither of your suggestions seem to be workable for the majority of the people. It sounds good but does not solve the problem of violence in public schools.

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    2. Tona, you're right on this one. After all I hear about that goes on in public schools, I think I would "take in laundry" to put my children through Christian schools - either that or homeschool them. Some of the homeschooled children I know about, locally, turn out to be highly successful and do great in college! Besides they would be so much safer at home.

      They need to have plenty of opportunities to be around other children, so they will have good social skills and know how to interact with others in a polite and socially acceptable way.

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    3. Anon 8:47
      Private schools cost less than public schools. Sure I'd much rather pay for kids to go to private schools because my taxes will go down.

      The fact that both parents work is not my problem. When you have a kid, that child is your responsiblity. If you don't want to take time to educate the child properly, then don't have the child and certainly don't steal from your neighbors through the force of government to pay for their education.

      10th plank of the communist manifesto: Free education for all children in public schools.

      Anon 9:53, glad to hear there are others who understand.

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  4. We read in the Knoxville News Sentinel yesterday (knoxnews.com) that a man carrying a gun on school property accidentally lost it on a soccer field. The police had to bring out dogs to locate it.

    How can we be sure that a teacher wouldn't also accidentally lose his/her gun on school property where a child could find it?

    Tom Cogburn,
    Knoxville

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    1. Tom, I'm still "undecided" on this issue. I think Senator Campfield is right about most issues, but I'm not sure if he is right about this one.

      I don't really know much about guns, but I keep wondering if there is any danger of a teacher, carrying a loaded gun, accidentally firing the gun and killing a child...

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  5. The protection of our children is VERY important...but we have yet to really address the root causes of such violence:
    - a culture that has become insensitive to violence against the innocent child
    - a culture that is morally confused
    - a culture that has abandoned wise treatment of those with serious psychological problems
    - a culture that does not support and encourage the traditional family
    - a culture that no longer understands its own history or constitution and the moral principles that have undergirded it

    There is NO one answer to strengthening the security of our children because, as a nation, a culture of people, we have lost our way spiritually. Unfortunately, it still seems that we will have to learn such lessons the hard way.

    KM




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    1. You are so right, KM. This pretty much sums it up.

      How can a society that believes it is okay to murder unborn babies, have any conscience about anything else at all?

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    2. KM, what you describe is what you get when you turn the education of your children over to the State.

      Yes there is an answer. Take your kids out of the public schools and take charge of their education. Please stop with this nonsense that there is no solution. Be the solution.

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  6. Stacey, what message would we be sending to our children if, each day, every one of their teachers stood at the front of the class, with a gun in a holster? Wouldn't this send them an awful message? Wouldn't they all think the thing to do, at the right age, was to go out and get a gun and go around carrying it in a holster?

    As much as schools need to be safe, I cannnot imagine anything as awful as this, for innocent little children to be subjected to such a hostile environment!

    You have displayed such great sensitivity to the needs of children, through your work on the state education committee, how can you feel so certain that teachers should wear guns in holsters, while in the classroom?

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  7. I hope it would be similar to the message a child gets when he sees a police officer with a gun. That that person is willing to lay down their life to defend yours.

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    1. I hope it would be similar to the message a child gets when he sees a police officer with a gun. That that person is willing to lay down their life to defend yours.

      I doubt seriously that many cops say hey I am going to become a cop because I am willing to lay my life down to defend others. Many do the work because it's a job, often providing good benefits because you can take from the taxpayers and tell them it's for their own good.

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  8. In Israel all of the teachers carry a gun; the kill rate is extremely low
    Both China and North Korea have extremely high kill rates
    (per 100,000 pop) guns are forbidden

    If a person wants to kill, a way will be found

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  9. Every been in Israel?

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