Re: Gun control discussions in the wake of the Newtown, CT deaths
Originally Posted by exzel
Who is going to pay for all these guns, training, and additional manpower?
I'd venture a safe guess that if a teacher would volunteer to do this, they already have a gun. And does my daughter really need 3 math teachers in her classroom because we can’t group kids by ability as to not stigmatize them?
How much should the salaries of teachers and administrators go up if they must also be trained security guards?
Do you mean reserve police officers? Perhaps we make it easier to get rid of bad teachers, eliminate out of control benefits, and shift some of that money around.
Who pays if a firefight or mistake ends up in dead people as a result of such individuals?
Who pays now if it happens with a police officer.
Will every building (not just schools) require them?
No, make it voluntary.
What about escalation? Will these people be armed with fully automatic weapons? What if the criminals and crazies come with them?
No, they serve as deterrents… speed bumps for the killers until the police with fully automatic weapons eventually do show up.
What jurisdiction will these people be under?
Local perhaps. Isn’t that what reserve police officers are now.
What kind of background checks, criminal record checks, tracking, and extra registration will their guns require?
What kind of legal regress will people have against them for other things?
What other things?
Who will pay for their insurance, medical bills, etc. if they are injured in any way during these duties?
Who pays for the police today?
If we don't do every building, how ethical is it to steer the crazies to softer targets?
I’m talking about protecting our kids. That is my primary focus.
Now I’ll ask you just one. If your local school district wants something like this, and supported by the majority of people, and it’s shot down in courts by a few fervent individuals such as yourself, what do you tell the mother of a grieving child if they are no longer with us because of your actions? Too bad, so sad?
Out of control benefits for teachers? Police with fully automatic weapons inside a school? Mother of a grieving child?
There's no way you're arguing in good faith. Ignored.