Armed High School Students?

Armed High School Students?

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    Armed High School Students?

    All legal concerns and specifics aside, would you fundamentally support the ability of selected upperclassmen (Jr and Sr / 16 to 18) to carry a defensive firearm at school to engage and stop active shooters?

    Your thoughts, please, on why or why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    NO.
    Ditto... emphatically.
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    Nope, thinking of all the stupid things I did at that age, there's no way I could support that. Not to say that there aren't kids who could be responsible enough, but I doubt it.
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    Heck No. Too many at that age lack sufficient executive control.
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    When I was a junior and senior in high school in the early-1960s, there were guns in many vehicles in the parking lot. We never heard of a school shooting back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    When I was a junior and senior in high school in the early-1960s, there were guns in many vehicles in the parking lot. We never heard of a school shooting back then.
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    "Kids" worked their butts off then, were taught by fathers/grandfathers/uncles, and had a whole lot more values, common sense, and, except in one area, self-control. I carried junior and senior year everywhere BUT school, and gave more thought to the situation than most 30-year-olds do today. It was truly another world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    "Kids" worked their butts off then, were taught by fathers/grandfathers/uncles, and had a whole lot more values, common sense, and, except in one area, self-control. I carried junior and senior year everywhere BUT school, and gave more thought to the situation than most 30-year-olds do today. It was truly another world.

    And we watched violent cartoons like Popeye and Yosemite Sam back then and realized they were just cartoons.
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    NO. Not in this day and age.

    Heck, when I think of all of unbelievably stupid and dangerous things my sons did (the ones I found out about) when they were in high school, NO - not in any day and age. As kids go, they were good kids, but they were kids. My sons are 58 years old now and finally have outgrown the stupid and dangerous things.....I think.

    One of them did some trap shooting, supervised, but neither had any interest in handguns: Fortunately.
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    Based on many of the 16-18 yoa I have been around and observed the past few years I would say absolutely NO! Just my .02 worth!
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    ...and Dick Tracy and the Phantom in the newspapers...and Butch...Sky King...Tales of Texas Rangers...Dragnet...Highway Patrol...oh, yeah!!! Good old days. Our recreation was to rest our souls from reality, which wasn't often that great. Nowadays, the videogames and alter egos BECOME the "reality"...and the consequences of choices and actions are often only realized AFTER the fact.
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    I would have trusted myself and my son to carry at school at 16. Our brains were screwed on right at that age. However, I would not trust some random other student.
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