Lethal force works best

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Recently, U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) proposed spending federal dollars to make sure all public schools have panic buttons installed within each classroom. Though this measure has been endorsed by Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree and the Richmond County school system, it is at best only a first start.

The way to stop an armed intruder inside a school is through the use of lethal force. The bottom line is that bullets stop violent criminals, not buttons. In other words, wolves have never been stopped by cowbells – only a rancher with a gun.

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KSL
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KSL 07/14/13 - 12:07 am
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Idiocy

Idiocy

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 07/14/13 - 07:30 am
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Politicians are clueless!!

Politicians are clueless!! All they know how to do is throw taxpayers money at the problem. Have four or five people trained and able to have a concealed weapons permit, put the gun in a lock box in each persons desk at each school and problem solved!

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deestafford 07/14/13 - 07:57 am
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A total waste of money.

Just another opportunity for a politician to spend taxpayer money and say, "Look at what I've done for 'the children'."

corgimom
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corgimom 07/14/13 - 10:06 pm
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Sure, give the criminals

Sure, give the criminals another reason to break into a school.

The idea of having those student criminals in proximity to guns is horrifying, not to mention all the disturbed and mentally ill ones.

So a kid picks up a pair of scissors, threatens the teacher with stabbing them if they don't open the lockbox, and then gets the gun- and starts shooting.

Edward1968
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Edward1968 07/16/13 - 11:44 am
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Corgimom, the idea is to stop

Corgimom, the idea is to stop these criminals from wanting to come into the schools in the first place. Not knowing who is armed and where they might be is a great deterrent that will put them in self-preservation mode by their deciding "hey, it's not worth the risk." I am not talking about having the gun laying on the desk or in a lockbox where it is of no use. Those carrying firearms on school grounds need to be assessed first, and then formally trained, and assessed again to make sure they are excellent choices to be granted authority to carry a gun on school grounds. The panic button is good too; as long as it alerts those with guns on the premises that a threat may exist.

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Darby 07/17/13 - 10:46 am
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Too many people have an irrational fear of

guns, when they should be in fear of all the crazies out there who don't need to steal a weapon. They already have all the guns they need.

People who break into homes to steal guns don't want guns. They want the drugs they can buy with sale of the guns.

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