Open Thread: Should The National Guard Protect Our Schools?

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  1. Jonathan G says:


    What a horrible, horrible idea. Militarize yet another aspect of American society? Start young in showing our children that every day is a harrowing ordeal of fear and apprehension?

    It’s about time we looked seriously at what our society tells us is just and morally-acceptable by what we do rather than by what we say. I’ve been trying to point out to anybody who’ll listen, since the massacre in Newtown, that we live in a nation that tries to solve most of its pressing problems with guns. The troubled men who go on these killing sprees have problems that they solve with guns. Coincidence?

    I’m not surprised to hear that Sen. Boxer wants to help schools solve this problem with more of the same: more guns. Not surprised, just disappointed.

  2. Richard Aubrey says:

    Accidental stalking horse, like having a cop in each school.
    Once you admit an armed good guy on site is the answer, and once you discover you can’t pay for it, you’re stuck.
    The fallback position is allowing trained, checked, CCW folks who are already on staff to carry in school as they already do so many other places with an astounding lack of trouble.
    And, since the weapons are “concealed”, there need be no problem with scaring kids.

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