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Perry on concealed carry in schools: http://www.tmdailypost.com/article/rick-perry/rick-perry-teachers-should-be-able-carry-concealed-handguns
I'm not sure how accurate the article is, though I'll post for relevance: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/29/us/29texas.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&
When you live in Texas, you a accept that there are almost always armed strangers around you and your kids. In most cases, they are legally armed - so have been vetted by the FBI, trained and examined to meet the state's requirements. At school, the only people armed are doing so illegally ... and are probably involved in other illegal activities. Personally, I would like to see the training be a lot more extensive and the testing a lot tougher.
It is illegal to carry a firearm on school property unless you are a police officer in almost all cases. That's why all the parents and teachers leave their firearms locked in the cars in the parking lot. Everyone knows schools are a 'soft target' for one of these insane killing sprees. Unlike the park, bus, a walk down the street, the local mall or kids' sports game, you know that all the law-abiding citizens have disarmed.
Because calling a school a 'gun free zone' in a sea of people legally and illegally armed really makes it safer.
I'm slowly selling off a lot of my firearm and buying ammo. I never planned to be a collector and would rather shoot what I have more and really master a handful of different firearms than own a dozen that sit in the safe all the time. I'll have two auto handguns, a .22 pisol, a black powder revolver, four rifles (old.22, SMLE, AUG and SBR krink) and one shotgun (if my NFA tax stamp comes through before any new restrictions!).
The Texas governor advocated something similar in a speech last night. I wouldn't trust my son's current teacher with a handgun in the classroom, though I would be happy if his principal kept one locked in her office. I also think its a little unnecessary that all of the parents lucensed to carry concealed have to leave their handguns in the vehicle while we drop-off and collect our kids every day.
Interesting case where school administrator shot back: http://www.allamericanblogger.com/24718/flashback-asst-principal-stops-school-shooting-with-personal-gun/
We should ban all alcohol to stop sober people from drink driving!
I thought this was an interesting story of a CHL holder preventing further violance in an shooting rampage event - while choosing not to shoot for fear of hitting a third party: http://www.kgw.com/news/Clackamas-man-armed-confronts-mall-shooter-183593571.html
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