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After Sandy Hook, Marine
dad stands watch outside
children´s Nashville school

New York Daily News, by Philip Caulfield

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/19/2012 8:01:14 PM

A Nashville father is taking the safety of his children´s elementary school into his own hands by standing watch outside the building in his camouflage Marines uniform. "I feel like this is something I had to do," Staff Sgt. Jordan Pritchard told local WSMV television while standing outside Gower Elementary school on Tuesday. Pritchard, who has two children at the school, is not armed. But he said he believed the sight of a soldier standing sentinel would make a gunman think twice about attacking the school.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: trapper, 12/19/2012 8:07:42 PM     (No. 9075210)

"Pritchard, who has two children at the school, is not armed."

Oh, I disagree. He may not have a firearm, but a Marine is always armed. He IS the weapon.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LouD, 12/19/2012 8:15:48 PM     (No. 9075227)

That´s nice, Publicize the fact that he is not armed. Open invitation to any mental case. Sheesh!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MrYules, 12/19/2012 8:32:21 PM     (No. 9075260)

The People on guard. Copy this around the Nation. Let the cowardly dogs who think they´ll have "soft targets" think again at the prospect of taking on adult men and women.
Oh, and why isn´t this man armed? The "weapon" is the Marine AND his rifle.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 12/19/2012 8:32:46 PM     (No. 9075261)

I saw a quick interview with this young Marine. His words were inspiring. Meanwhile, a brother Marine is chained to a prison bed for one antique rifle he declared at both sides of the border. I wonder which one this administration has the most contempt for?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/19/2012 9:13:48 PM     (No. 9075319)

Marines are not allowed to wear their Camouflage off base, and I doubt if he referred to himself as a soldier.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 12/19/2012 9:30:10 PM     (No. 9075345)

My very first thought was the same as poster #2.

It´s a well meant gesture. And I´ll say no more.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/19/2012 9:34:54 PM     (No. 9075349)

#2: my thoughts exactly. Just the assumption that someone might be armed on school grounds will deter a shooter. I hate the media. I really hate the media.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FormerDem, 12/19/2012 10:48:30 PM     (No. 9075420)

I think this is great, and I think other school officials should get themselves interviewed slapping their foreheads in dismay at the large number of very revved-up dads who insist on stationing themselves nearby with weaponry. They should explain loudly in all their interviews that these are hefty trigger-happy guys exceedingly protective of tiny children. They should moan and groan about the appalling expressions on these men´s faces and so on.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rabidrabbit1, 12/19/2012 11:07:01 PM     (No. 9075435)

I bet the VFW´s could muster an "honor" guard, or two. If they did, I wonder how long it would take the liberals to complain?


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