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Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Crime, Education, Featured, Politics, Society | 9 comments

Armed Janitors, Teachers in Wake of US Shooting

Armed janitors, teachers in wake of US shooting (via AFP)

A rural Ohio school district which has asked its janitors to carry handguns has become the latest to push for armed staff members in the wake of a horrific school shooting last month. The United States has been embroiled in a debate over gun control and the best way to protect children after an armed…

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  • sheknows

    This is so insane. If it weren’t for the NRA preventing gun control all these years, there wouldn’t BE so many crazies having guns…DUH! Now, thanks to the NRA we have all sorts of weapons, with no background checks available to just about every nut case out there. The response from the NRA?..Arm everyone, because there are crazy, violent people out there that we have allowed to freely have guns, in fact FOUGHT for their right to have weapons, and now must protect ourselves from.
    Bobby Jindal wants the mental health records?? Once again, the NRA has successfully DIVERTED the issue from allowing everyone to have guns without any background checks…to blaming it on mental illness in our society ( not the rampant availability of guns).
    See I think that if there WERE no guns all over the place, criminal, mentally ill,depressed, psychotic, or just plain ticked off that day people couldn’t do so much damage. By all means, lets put guns in our schools…churches…malls…stadiums…amusement parks, ad infinitum… THAT should protect everyone!

  • epiphyte

    I’ve been thinking about this problem, and have come to the conclusion that outlawing guns would not be nearly as effective as outlawing gun-nuts.

    Maybe we could let all the harmless drug addicts out of jail , and keep the prison-industrial complex rolling along by incarcerating the dangerous gun addicts instead. Discuss.

  • ShannonLeee

    All great ideas. We should also support that people bring weapons to sporting events…football and hockey would be the best. With all of that testosterone in the air…you need something to protection yourself. High school and college games, as well as professional. How else can a fan protect themselves from fist-swinging NBA players?

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • dduck

    Soccer, SL, that is the really big market, the dozens killed in the soccer riots could really explode and finally attract a bigger U.S. audience.

  • DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist

    These people were armed to the teeth…

  • yoopermoose

    Several questions come to mind. What kind of background checks are going to be done on the janitors? What happens when a janitor accidently shoots a child? Who is liable? What happens if a janitor fails to act? Who decided two days of training is enough to handle a crisis situation? What happends if a janitor refuses to participate or cannot afford a gun?

  • ShannonLeee

    All public employees should be issued a hand gun. That should vastly improve the environment at the DMV.

    And yes, soccer matches would be a perfect place for everyone to be armed. Refs will need to be given full body armor. Players too, but they will be safe from the video game crazed mentally ill.

  • dduck

    You got it yooper.

  • sheknows

    Great point Dorian!! But see those people were well trained, efficient and extremely vigil professionals. They couldn’t possibly provide the kind of safety a terrified, barely trained, ” not getting paid enough for this” janitor could!

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