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  •  Teachers with Guns (9+ / 0-)

    When the police arrived at Newton CT they spent the first several minutes organizing their response. They arrived in time to hear gunshots but by the time they entered the school the shooter had killed itself.

    The NRA would have us believe that TEACHERS can do what police cannot. The NRA and its supporters are claiming a couple pistol-toting elementary school teachers will wade into a steam of bullets and bring down The Armed Gunman mere seconds after he displays a weapon.

    Untraiined kindergarden teachers can do what SWAT units cannot. Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    And yet, there are people who take this proposal as something other than a very cruel joke.

    •  A very cruel joke, indeed (2+ / 0-)
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      Quicklund, LilithGardener

      Considering that the father of one of the children killed in Newtown testified before Congress, with tears pouring down, that when our founding fathers prepared the 2nd Amendment, there were no machine guns/assault weapons/multiple rounds, etc, there were only muskets and cannons, and  that assault weapons and multiple round magazines and other new technology guns did not exist.

      What the hell is wrong with regulating and restricting assault weapons, bazookas, mulltiple rounds & machine gunds (they have been regulated since the early 20th century in the US - I would guess partially due to the carnage inflicted by the Mob in the US in those days, and the crazy ones like Bonnie & Clyde.  nd they killed police and adults - not children.

    •  I'm more inclined to believe there really (0+ / 0-)

      is something in the water - wide spread, but not universally across the country.

      Here in NYC, our water seems ok.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 05:27:16 PM PST

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