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School gun debate must be public

February 27, 2013

The North Dakota House has foolishly passed a bill allowing people with concealed weapon permits to carry guns on school grounds, if the school district allows it....

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KneeAwn

Feb-27-13 11:58 PM

It smells like over reaction to me. Hire a security guard if your so freaked out.

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rajiihammr

Feb-27-13 4:38 PM

Putting guns in schools....Let's not, and say we did.

A very old expression that suits this crazy idea.

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disgusted

Feb-27-13 2:13 PM

73hockey, that is important. Behind closed doors would be for setting up who and when the carrier would be around. That info should not be public because it would defeat the purpose of the bill. There are schools Fargo with resource officers in place now. The debate for or against should be open, but not the details. If I understood the debate correctly, that is how it would play out.

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rajiihammr

Feb-27-13 2:11 PM

This is a test:

When the sun shines, the sky is blue.

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73Hockey

Feb-27-13 1:15 PM

I am not saying I agree or not with the guns in schools but if it is passed, this meeting should be private to justify exactly what they claim. If 9 of 10 schools had armed teachers, then obviously the bad guy would go to #10 because the info was put out in public. Makes sense to me, do you know who is carrying around you right now? No, that is why it is called a concealed permit. As for not trusting people such as teachers,(stated below) how many law enforcement officers have had "issues". Did you see the news in California over the last few weeks? Again, not saying I agree with it or not but if it happens there needs to be a level of concealment to make it work or I guess we would all be happier if every teacher just open carries?

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EarlyBird

Feb-27-13 10:07 AM

WA, you made me laugh! Thanks!

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-27-13 9:31 AM

socialism***** Or we can post signs, "PLEASE PICK UP ALL YOUR FIREARMS AT THE FRONT DESK ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT A SERIAL KILLER OR ARE HAVING A BAD DAY, THANK YOU"

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EarlyBird

Feb-27-13 9:25 AM

I agree with you Muleskinner, the only perfect human to ever live was hung on a cross and we are still talking about that event worldwide everyday. I have had a CWP for 15-20 years and scored a 107 on my proficiency test. You get 10 points for hitting the center ring and one point for each round that hits the X. I had three rounds out of 10 that were not right in the eye. I originally bought the pistol for dispatching critters that I trapped to sell the fur.

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locomotive

Feb-27-13 9:20 AM

"Behind closed doors meetings only cements my distrust in people."

And closed doors meetings of public boards goes against ND's tradition of sunshine laws.

Keep the meetings open.

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muleskinner

Feb-27-13 9:01 AM

I would never own a handgun. Have never had any interest in owning one and consider them too dangerous unless law enforcement is your occupation.

Also, teachers are not all that trustworthy and they commit unethical behaviors from time to time.

Out in Washington State, 22 teachers were fired because of the behavior of one teacher involving students. All of the teachers in the school knew the behavior of one teacher was inappropriate, but never informed authorities of the incidents.

I don't trust very many people anymore. Behind closed doors meetings only cements my distrust in people.

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EarlyBird

Feb-27-13 8:21 AM

Isn't this getting a little carried away? The only reason to justify armed guards is if the students themselves are becoming more dangerous. Don't forget many school shootings are done by students. Although I firmly believe we all have the right to defend ourselves in any way that is effective.

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socialismsucks

Feb-27-13 8:16 AM

how about we post large "NO FIREARMS ALLOWED" posters and then the bad guys won't be worried if they decide to hit a school. after all, they don't want anyone to be able to defend themselves - it makes mass murder so much harder if the victim fights back.

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