Sanity: Florida lawmaker favors ending ban on guns in schools

Sanity: Florida lawmaker favors ending ban on guns in schools

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    Sanity: Florida lawmaker favors ending ban on guns in schools

    Florida lawmaker favors ending ban on guns in schools - POLL Naples Daily News

    Baxley said that declaring schools to be gun-free zones makes them targets for deranged people who know they can't be stopped because guns aren't allowed in schools.
    I had to do a double take, but finally some common sense. There is even a poll with "ending the ban on guns in schools" actually up 15%.
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    Might as well allow it. Every other week there's a report of some kid bringing one to school, why not the staff?
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    You know, why not work to make it more difficult to have active shootings at unarmed places by allowing at least someone there trained and proficient with a weapon?

    How could that not be a good thing in light of shootings at places were firearms are not allowed in?

    Brinks and Wells Fargo equip their men with firearms to stop armed robbery. How many armed robbers have attempted to steal money from them and kill the guards? I can't recall the last time it happen.

    Other places also have armed guards for various reasons, even the President has armed-to-the-teeth Secret Service. It just makes sense to go the distance to protect our schools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Might as well allow it. Every other week there's a report of some kid bringing one to school, why not the staff?
    Yup. Criminals who have desired to have done so, and they'll keep doing so. The ONLY thing that de-criminalizing such carry by upstanding citizens will do is to ensure the criminals aren't completely unopposed if they do come calling. Mines in the minefield, which is a pretty pointless (and welcoming) place without the "mines" (armed citizens).
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    I completely understand this lawmaker's position and agree with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    You know, why not work to make it more difficult to have active shootings at unarmed places by allowing at least someone there trained and proficient with a weapon?

    How could that not be a good thing in light of shootings at places were firearms are not allowed in?

    Brinks and Wells Fargo equip their men with firearms to stop armed robbery. How many armed robbers have attempted to steal money from them and kill the guards? I can't recall the last time it happen.

    Other places also have armed guards for various reasons, even the President has armed-to-the-teeth Secret Service. It just makes sense to go the distance to protect our schools.
    It's happened several times here in the last few years, sometimes an inside job too. But it's the abnomaly.
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    I love FL! I think it's a long shot but we'll see....

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    I don't see it happening (failed to pass college carry last year) but who knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I don't see it happening (failed to pass college carry last year) but who knows.
    I agree but I'll write my state lawmakers anyway and cross my fingers...

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    See the following article for more ammunition in the debate.

    Active shooters in schools: The enemy is denial
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    This is already allowed in the state of Utah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rigel42 View Post
    Florida lawmaker favors ending ban on guns in schools - POLL Naples Daily News


    I had to do a double take, but finally some common sense. There is even a poll with "ending the ban on guns in schools" actually up 15%.
    It is a good idea but won't happen. It's the popular and feel good mindset to oppose guns. Why don't the lawmakers see that what is in place now IS NOT (!!!) working?

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