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@thinkkoolaid: Your arguments are silly and irrelevant. I have not heard of a single person advocating that we arm children. Being snide and purposely antagonistic gets us nowhere. But if you have ideas for common-sense solutions to the problems we face, I'm sure you'll find an interested audience and a useful debate can ensue.4 months ago
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I am very pleased that Governor Brewer is on the side of the People, the US Constitution, and the Arizona Constitution and is not succumbing to the gun-control hysteria, but rather working to address the problem in a level-headed and reasonable manner.
I do not, however, believe that having an armed police officer on every school campus is going to do much to safeguard our young people. From what I've been told, most police officers get less practice time at the firing range than most average firearms owners in this state.
Having a badge does not necessarily make one capable of dealing with a mass shooting at a school. To my understanding, each armed school guard would have to receive specific and ongoing training for that type of event in order to be truly effective. This, I believe, would be cost prohibitive. And who with all that training and tactical value is going to want to spend their time standing around a school that may or may not be attacked someday? In any event, is a single guard (as opposed to several) going to be sufficient to handle the chaos of a school shooting, especially if there is more than one shooter?4 months ago