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National Rifle Association Chief Wayne LaPierre, speaking on TV's Meet the Press for the first time since the Newton, Connecticut shootings, argued that armed guards should be at the nation's schools.  Continue Reading

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  1. Emma
    2 years ago

    Why is it that those who live in ivory towers are so willing to force their ideology on the rest of the populace? The difference in magazines would mean that I would need 2 secs. longer, at most, between shots. Now, if there was an armed officer ready to confront me, that "may stop me, but against unarmed civilians, it would'nt much matter. The other recent shooting that no one is mentioning is the mall shooting in Oregon. That shooter turned the gun on himself when an armed civilian ordered him to drop his weapon. Had that person not been there how many people would have died in that mall crowded with Christmas shoppers? As for weapons on army bases, yes, soldiers may keep their weapons : however, they cannot have ammo. Ammunition is stored in the armory. MP 's do have weapons, however stateside mp's are skeleton crews, few and far between. Stateside, even soldiers on guard duty do not always haven ammo! If they do, that ammo is rationed. They just are not dished out ammo! There are too many civilians on base. Yes. Civilians.

  2. Gabriella
    2 years ago

    Hello, Americans!

    We do not need more guns! We all need to go down on our knees and pray to God to show us how to fix today's culture of death. First of all, we need to stop killing our babies in the wombs. We need to stop our negative attitudes towards new life, our children. We need more innocent faces among us to teach us peace, gentleness, love. We need to become humble and meek.
    No amount of guns will save us - Love will! We need to start loving ourselves the way we are meant to - and then, we need to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
    Nothing short of this will save our beautiful children, nothing!
    Mental disorder has deep roots, and the roots are our families - this is what needs to be fixed, not laws.

  3. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Vance, there has never been an order from this or any other White House that "locked up" weapons on Fort Hood or any other base. A soldier doesn't walk around aarmed all day. HOWEVER... there is no U.S. Military base IN THE WORLD in which Military Police are unarmed. That simply does not exist. And municipal police aren't the responders... as they have no jurisdiction there They only- and I mean ONLY can even get on base if invited by the D.O.D. and are escorted. If they were there, it was to escort and protect civillian ambulance crews, and they were there at the pleasure of the D.O.D.
    . It's the Department of Defense Police that responds. They are a seperate force from the Military. I'm speaking here with some degree of personal knowledge. While individual soldiers do not generally carry weapons on a base- and never have, unless it's part of training- but there WERE at least two seperate well armed security forces on that base. Obama has never "locked up" their or any other soldier's weapons. That's simply utterly false.
    The Virginia Tech police force IS armed and on duty 24/7. You cannot have security personell in every building all the time. It's just not possible.
    As was the Columbine guard during school hours.

  4. vance
    2 years ago

    KarlVDH, go back and check you facts. Columbine High School had a unarmed quasi-security guy on campus the same as my son's high school. He is an unarmed guy. Fort Hood's fire arms were "Locked Up" by order of Obama. The police response came from the local municipality. Had these two places had armed security, these murderers would have been shot dead before they had a chance to kill many people. It was a Policewoman who made national news as the Fort Hood hero because she shot the Muslim Terrorist but he shot her in the leg. This was the same case with Virginia Tech. The shooter wasn't confronted until The Police arrived. If the University had adequate armed security, the shooter would not have had the chance to wreck havoc as he did. The bottom line is that killers go to places where they know there is no armed personnel to shoot them.

  5. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Vance, you're wrong... there WAS an armed guard on duty at Columbne, and there IS an armed caampus police force at Virginia Tech, and there is a Department of Defense Police force on Fort Hood. All armed. All did absolutely nothing to prevent anything from happening.

  6. vance
    2 years ago

    KarlVDH, No we will not stop 100% of the crazies BUT we can stop 80-90%. Fort Hood did not have guns inspite of the fact it is an army base. Why do you think they had to call the "Police"? Remember it was a 'Police Officer' who shot the Muslim Terrorist. Columbine High School did not have armed guards. They should have. Presidents, politicians, and celebrities send their children to Sidwell Friends School because it has armed security. Virginia Tech has unarmed security guards. They call the police if something goes down which is what they did in response to the shooter. We are living a Death Culture society that was successfully created by The Party of Death and Deceit, Hollywood, and the Music & Video Game Industry. Today's youth glorify killing and amoral behavior. Karl, I think you need to get off planet La La Land and come back to earth.

  7. Sum Nemo
    2 years ago

    Has anybody suggested how we pay for armed guards in our nation's schools at at time when we are demanding less government spending? I find it ironic that we demand less government, yet everytime something extraordinarily detrimental happens (Natural disasters, Wall Street scandals, and the current situation), we look to government. We really need to make up our minds.

  8. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Vance, be serious... the children of the President are GONNA have extra security, and it doesn't bloody MATTER if it's Obama or anyone else.
    But the truth is the truth... there's absolutely no historic, anecdotal or statistical information that ssupports spending our tax dollars to put armed guards in schools or other facilities.Ft. Hood is an Army base, for heaven's sake. Columbine had armed guards. Virginia Tech has its own armed police force. Tragedy happened anyway, because you simply CAN NOT PREPARE for "crazy."
    there's no reason we ought to pour money into an idea that demonstrably doesn't work, and I'm surprised that you. of all people are supporting something that's little more than a "feel good" gesture that won't do ANYTHING to prevent further tragedy.

  9. vance
    2 years ago

    Another point. Obama's daughters attend Sidwell Friends School with 11 armed guards. I read where this security procedure was implemented in spite of presidential children. If Obama's children were to transfer to another school, the 11 armed guards would still remain.

  10. Karl;VDH
    2 years ago

    Vance, my man... do you realize that after you yelled "culture of death" and made comment about Obama (?) you then suggested, in essence, that we outlaw toy guns, but keep the real ones?

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