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Cops in Schools
National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson

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Posted By:markinalpine, 12/31/2012 10:32:36 AM

The NRA’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, has been the subject of Beltway ire for his proposal to put police officers in schools across the country; the White House, lawmakers, and political analysts on both sides of the aisle have summarily denounced him. Rewind just 13 years, though, and many of these lawmakers were cheering a proposal that bears a remarkable resemblance to the one set forth by the NRA: President Clinton’s “COPS in Schools” program. In October 1998, Clinton announced the $60 million grant program, which was housed in the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing

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The demonrats were for it before they were against it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mazeman, 12/31/2012 10:39:12 AM     (No. 9091372)

We don´t need more cops or a broadening of the TSA or ANY more government employees. Just removing the "gun-free zone" status would be a nice start.

Almost all of these shootings have occurred in gun free zones.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/31/2012 10:49:27 AM     (No. 9091389)

Ask for volunteers from the school faculty and administration. Arm them, train them, provide fingerprint accessible safes and provide them with a stipend for volunteering. They can be trained at the police academy free of charge.

Problem solved at minimal cost.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: snowcloud, 12/31/2012 10:55:35 AM     (No. 9091404)

As a mom, I agree wholeheartedly with #2.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bill O Rights, 12/31/2012 11:02:29 AM     (No. 9091414)

You don´t get it. This isn´t about gun control. It is about the left trying to marginalize the last organized group that threatens their power. They have marginalized the tea party. They are finishing up marginalizing the Republic party. Now all they have to do is finish off the NRA.

I grudgingly have to concede the Democrats stay focused on their long term objective of obtaining political power.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: metalman2, 12/31/2012 11:52:54 AM     (No. 9091531)

I agree with both #2 and #4. The best protection in schools should be supplied by people already there who can be trained and made proficient, there is no need for another layer of employees. And it doesn´t need to be just teachers or administrators. My wife is an aid and is very good with her guns and with her common sense. She has a janitor in her school who owns his own marshal arts school and is a hunter and outdoors-man.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 12/31/2012 12:21:18 PM     (No. 9091592)

Wait until the liberals find out that we have to stock the school cafeterias with donuts.


Oooh boy this is gonna be good!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilko, 12/31/2012 12:39:30 PM     (No. 9091617)

Florida has Resource Officers, actual police officers and deputies who work out of an office in the public schools. Seems to work well, the officers I´ve spoken to are happy in their assignments and are keeping the schools drug free and kids tell the cops things they wouldn´t tell a teacher or even their own parents. I don´t see the problem that everyone else is having with cops in the schools.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/31/2012 1:35:42 PM     (No. 9091709)

Leftists don´t want armed cops in schools because safe children is not their goal. Total control over and enslavement of the masses is their goal. 0bamacare is another good example.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/31/2012 2:18:13 PM     (No. 9091775)

Putting guns in schools runs counter to the left´s plan to disarm the public and negate the Second Amendment. Of course, they will never agree.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/31/2012 6:19:18 PM     (No. 9092107)

A lot of places around the country already have police officers of one sort or another in schools, they call them school resource officers. Besides being an armed security presence, those officers also conduct community type police activities by staying in close contact with the school administration, teachers, and students.

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