"He says his posse will be monitoring the perimeter of the schools in hopes of deterring anyone who would want to do the school harm."
You can't do that Sheriff Joe, the libs call it 'profiling'. The same reason the TSA has to frisk old ladies in wheel chairs and infants in strollers at airports, rather than just those suspicious looking males between 18 and 45. 'Equality, you know.
So is Sheriff Babeu in Pinal County (Casa Grande area)
Rather than a one-size-fits-all national solution, which may or may not work, it's better for communities to try different approaches to the problem to see what works best.
One issue not discussed is profiling. Most of the school attacks (Columbine, Virginia Tech, Red Lake High, Chardon High, Newtown) were perpetrated by white males in their teens or twenties.
Good idea. Profiling works. EL AL airlines does profiling and it WORKS! We've been wanting profiling at our own airports for a long time. Profiling would probably prevent many a Depends clad grannies and disabled children in wheelchairs from being molested by the TSA.
Do you think we can start this without people screaming "racism"?
I wonder if fewer people would have died in Phoenix at the Gabby Giffords shooting if they had armed guards or even better security protecting the Congresswoman? Somebody could have at least stopped the shooter right there before he killed and wounded all those people. Worth thinking about.
I was embarrassed for Arizona when Obama was welcomed by Arizona liberals to use the memorial service of Loughner victims as a campaign rally event where T-Shirts were passed out. Liberals take warped pleasure in prostituting personal tragedy for their own enslavement ideology.
You should be embarrassed by this as well as your previous posts. The real "whacko" is wearing your underpants. It appears that your frame of reference is Obama's duodenum.
Take note of what Sheriff Joe said. "It will be up and running, in a week." No further discussion. It will be up and running in a week. Because Sheriff Joe is in charge. As opposed to a bunch of worthless Politicians.
I agree that he needs to be applauded for getting something done. That being said, I'm not for armed guards or cops in the schools. What I am for is the common everyday citizen of the United States of America, more specifically, teachers, principals and custodians, taking advantage of their constitutional right to bear arms to protect the themselves and the innocent children.
Unbelievable that you would prefer armed teachers to armed guards or law enforcement in schools who are actually trained to handle these situations. Teachers cannot even figure out how to work a proxima
Come on now. So teachers are too stupid to operate a weapon? I know we see story after story about dumb teachers but a major majority are definitely intelligent enough to operate something as simple as a 357 mag. I have more faith in the person than the government. You should also.
Actually, some union-protected teachers are not smart enough or morally-sound enough to be role models or educators of our children. They dispense political leftist propaganda, political correctness, socially, mentally and physically destructive ideologies instead of math, science, geography and history.
In a violent situation like Columbine, Red Lake, and Newtown yes. I have more faith in our retired law enforcement and military veterans to protect and defend than I ever will in a teacher.
Teachers aren't capable of getting trained? I think your comment about relying on the govt to protect the American citizens when we have a constitutional right to do so ourselves is unbelievable. It's easier to carry a 9mm on my belt than to carry a police officer on my belt.
He is actually a very articulate and knowledgeable guy, so good, that he ought to offer his writing skills to a blog that educates about Islam. He just had an over reaction to something I posted and we got off on the wrong foot. Pretty soon, he will figure out that we are on the same side.
Thank you! And feel free to let me know what thread someone is attacking you on, you are far from anti-free speech!
I feel you pain. I have a guy accusing me of being anti-free speech and kowtowing to Islam because I disagreed with the tactics that a certain Pastor committed a few years ago. Your opinion on teachers and weapons does not make you anti-2nd Amendment.
You said I don't have a right to "tote" my gun around anyone elses children. Again, that is anti 2nd! since when don't I have that right?
I believe teachers are gods? That must be why we homeschool our 3 school aged kids.
Any parent that sends or sent their children to public school should be arrested for child abuse. Where did you send your children?
You are sooo incorrect. I have repeatedly said that school districts should employ retired law enforcement and veterans. They are liberal thug mouthpieces spewing hate and anger in classrooms, teaching falsehoods like the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism and that Allah is the Lord!
You believe that teachers are gods. And what's worse is that teachers believe they are gods. Close all public schools, saved hundreds of billions in taxpayer money and hold parents accountable to teach and protect their own children. It's long past time the government-funded daycare is out of business.
You want to create a police state in the schools, I want to see citizens stand up for their rights.
You are saying that teachers are too stupid to be able to defend themselves therefore they shouldn't. That, my friend, is anti 2nd amendment and you don't even realize it. "We the sheeple....."
Far from anti 2nd Amendment. Teachers have no business having loaded guns in classrooms. What's the old saying, those that can do, those that can't teach. One only needs to look at the crap "graduating" from public schools to see what failure teachers are in this country. They are focused on their high salaries, cushy fringe bennies, the significant number of days off they have in a very short school year.
Public schools should be closed. Parents should be held accountable to educate their own children at their own cost. You are free to tote your gun around your own kids any time you'd like but you are not free to do so around anyone elses.
Why don't you send all teachers to Afghanistan for a few years. They fail in the classroom teaching and you want them to carry guns. School districts should contract with retired law enforcement and veterans and hold teachers to proper standards of teaching.
Somewhat OT, but on the day after the Newtown shootings, the police said in a news conference that local police waited for state police backup before doing an active shooter search. I find this interesting, because this would be against protocol in Canada. In Canada the first officers, even if alone, are to immediately enter and head for the sound of gun fire or disturbance with the intent of killing or disabling the shooter. I thought that after Columbine, this was the protocol in the USA as well?
Strange thing though, I have yet to find one news source in the USA raising this question.
Steyn says it took 20 minutes for police to enter the school ... makes one think.
A: You have a bunch of Liberals screaming for something, anything, to be done. And then does nothing.
B: Sheriff Joe puts armed guards around the schools.
I'll take B all day long.
Sheriff Joe is a Man of his word and he backs it up with Action, when required. A True Defender of the Citizens who he was elected to protect. Bless him and his bold steps.
If you want it blow up, call the Marines. If you want it arrested or shot, call the Cops. If you want it screwed up beyond all repair, call the Politicians.
Good for you Joe. I knew we needed more people like you when I first heard about your "desert retreat" jails, complete with bologna sandwiches.
The old school term, "posse", made me laugh. I went to college in Phoenix back in the mid-90's, and it was totally commonplace to see an older gentleman at the grocery store, with a pair of pearl handled revolvers hanging off his belt.
Thanks. I will try not to. I am not naturally the expressive type, and probably visited this site for nearly a year before taking to the keyboard.
It's hard to simply sit around, and watch our liberties get attacked from every angle, especially in the wake of the last election, and not say or do anything about it. 60 million people have no clue what they did.
Just recieved notice today that they will be doing the same thing here, for an undetermined period of time. Gosh and no Federal $$$ or intervention required.
From what I've been reading lately Obama and Emmanuel should be great supporters of this. Their kids go to schools that are, shall we say, protected?
Hmmm...read something recently about Obuma saying he wanted to be reelected so his daughters would continue to be protected by men with guns...
The hypocrisy of the left has no bounds, and no shame at all. Yes that is what the impostor told Baba Wawa. Then, after the second person was pushed off of a subway platform to their death in one month by a deranged rider Bloomberg urges people to put this into perspective.
How about putting gun deaths into perspective.
For bo and the side kick to support this idea, it would mean they think, act and or talk rationally. They're cut from the same stupid cloth Gregory is, they just want their own kids protected, everyone else's were probably just "punishment for mistakes" anyway.