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  •  You are wrong my friend (0+ / 0-)

    http://www.abc15.com/...

    This is an example of a resource officer.

    Also see the current headliner on huffpo, it details the inclusion of armed guards in schools.   Sorry but you are mistaken.

    95% of all life forms that once existed on earth are now extinct. It is only a matter of time until the Republicans follow suit.

    by PRRedlin on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 10:19:28 AM PST

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    •  did you read your linked article? (2+ / 0-)
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      SRO (school resource officers) are NOT the same as armed guards, armed administrators, or armed school staff.  Sheriff Arpaio wants to put armed 'posses' of volunteers in schools.  Different from Obama's proposal.

      "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

      by louisev on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 10:41:27 AM PST

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      •  Ok on a technicality (0+ / 0-)

        they come from different places.  But the left's outrage was to keep ALL guns out of schools.  An armed guard is still an armed guard.  you are just kicking parsnips now.

        95% of all life forms that once existed on earth are now extinct. It is only a matter of time until the Republicans follow suit.

        by PRRedlin on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 10:43:01 AM PST

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        •  no, i think not (1+ / 0-)
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          if you look at the complete sentences reported in Huffpo about Obama's recommended actions, he is recommending 'comprehensive school safety programs.'  It is admitted in the article that some schools 'may wish to hire armed guards' - but that is not the central focus of the 'school safety programs.'  Don't mix the Arizona legislative proposals with the very general outline provided in the Obama executive orders.  He isn't going to make a comprehensive proposal to staff all schools with guards.

          "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

          by louisev on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 10:59:34 AM PST

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          •  And the end result is (0+ / 0-)

            there will be more guns in schools by armed personnel, which is something the left was against, and the right and NRA was for.

            That was my only point.

            95% of all life forms that once existed on earth are now extinct. It is only a matter of time until the Republicans follow suit.

            by PRRedlin on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 11:06:56 AM PST

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            •  sure, whatever you say (5+ / 0-)


              considering that a) many high schools around the nation already employ armed security guards, and have for many years; and that b) community police school resource officers are a common feature in schools and have been for many years now - I don't see how Obama's executive order to help fund more school safety programs is somehow a departure, something new, or a scary new 'arming schools' program.  Because basically - it's not.  And if you don't know the difference between a trained community police officer and one of Wayne LaPierre's "volunteer posses" then you're just not thinking.

              "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

              by louisev on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 11:10:30 AM PST

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            •  My children have attended schools where (0+ / 0-)

              SRO officers are present, and none of them were armed. One thing these guys did was help out lower income kids with things like school clothes and supplies. They also helped to hook parents up with resources throughout the community.

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