This is a discussion on This is what is being allowed to happen (CONN Shooting) within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by 9MMare We called around and went to a few gun shops...no luck. Had fun "kickin' tires" tho. So we bought sound-suppressed pellet ...
Weather was terrible...38 degrees and raining. We stood in the carport and shot from there. We used the trunk of the car as a mount while sighting.
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The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)
It's too painful for me to even think about the fact that children in CT likely would have been saved had staff been armed.
When will America wake up and realize that there is only one place the blame belongs, on that kid (young adult) who had the audacity to kill all those innocent kids. Nobody wants to take responsibility for their own actions anymore. The media will blame guns,music (after columbine Marilyn Manson was blamed) , violent video games, violent movies, or anything else they can pull out of thin air. If this happened 60 years ago and you tried to blame a gun you would be laughed out of town. Everyday I see little snot nose kids blame failures on the parents or teachers or whatever else and it's disgusting. This country needs a wake up call and start placing the blame where it belongs,and start teaching our next generation that they are responsible for themselves, no one else is going to take care of you, it's not the governments job to feed or put a roof over your head.
Welcome! And, I'm right there with you on that thought. 1 armed gaurd, or a right to carry would have ended that situation quick.
I hope so, I like to think there's a little humanity left in this world. It's up to our generation to realize what's going on and fix it, but the way most of the kids my age act it looks very bleak. What I would give to have grown up 40 years ago.
The only common sense gun legislation was written about 224 years ago.
I carry always not because I go places trouble is likely, but because trouble has a habit of not staying in its assigned zone.
I had the same thought about a trained person in the school with a right to carry a concealed weapon. I think our president will find some administrative way to impose restrictions, maybe slowly at first. Maybe by using the EPA to declare lead bullets a threat to the environment. Watch him, he's tricky.
I can imagine, but it would be less than having every teacher and adult in a school armed and legally responsible for other peoples children. Interestingly as Israel was mentioned earlier and that is where the majority of armed folks come from when in schools, they are the parents of the children there and volunteer for duty. To be fair they do have more military training as they are forced to enlist in the IDF, but nevertheless they do live in a perpetual warzone.
I still don't think arming the janitors and lunch ladies along with the teachers is a better idea than having parents stand guard. As his post implied that the teachers would somehow be better than others and they are legally bound to defend the kids.
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Richard, SFC US Army (Ret)
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Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” ― Patrick Henry
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