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Old 12-20-2012, 09:07 AM
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Lucy... they do back ground checks during that time... You don't just get to be a teacher without a background check.

The sad thing is here in our state... any one can walk in to a place with just a gun on their side... I mean literally as long as it's not concealed you can bring a gun any where... only when you conceal it do you have to have a CCW... That means a parent if they wanted to could have a gun on their side...
That is frightening!!

I think background checks is obviously a good idea. But still, it takes only 3 days to get a gun legally. To get a driver's license it takes at least a month. And still then it's only a probationary license. I think it would be a good idea to make it harder to get guns. Plus, it would create jobs! Teaching gun courses, etc. I just don't see the downside of it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:14 AM
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I would tend to agree that some sort of course should be a requirement.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:41 AM
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Also, when law enforcement arrives, their job is much easier when they can go in and the only person with a gun is the shooter they need to take out. If you have armed civilians, that makes their job much more difficult and could result in many more people getting killed.
Good point!!!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:19 AM
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I live in a state that is open carry, that is you can strap on a gun and as long as it is in plain sight and not in a restricted area (by law or city code) you are allowed to have it.

Our SRO always had a visible weapon (on his utility belt: Gun, mace, taser, decoder ring , cuffs, radio)
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:29 AM
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Also, when law enforcement arrives, their job is much easier when they can go in and the only person with a gun is the shooter they need to take out. If you have armed civilians, that makes their job much more difficult and could result in many more people getting killed.
You do make a point.
I have heard from friend who has had a CCW course, they give instruction on "how to not get shot by the police." The good courses give you exceptional instruction with psychological emphasis and in depth coverage of the laws.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:59 AM
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You do make a point.
I have heard from friend who has had a CCW course, they give instruction on "how to not get shot by the police." The good courses give you exceptional instruction with psychological emphasis and in depth coverage of the laws.
My hubby to the CCW and said there wasn't a lot of shooting, but more of the mental aspect of it. When it gets nice again he wants both of us to take it again. I have no problem doing that... but the law abiding citizens usually don't!
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:29 PM
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WE MAY NEVER KNOW THE WHY
BUT WE CAN TRY TO STOP IT FROM
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GOOD MENTAL HEALTH CARE
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:01 PM
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My hubby to the CCW and said there wasn't a lot of shooting, but more of the mental aspect of it. When it gets nice again he wants both of us to take it again. I have no problem doing that... but the law abiding citizens usually don't!
My CCW instructor was phenomenal. Not much shooting, but all classroom instruction: safety, safety, and more safety; responsibility in owning and carrying a gun, and lots of discussion. He didn't just go over the book. He created a power point, let us know the laws, etc.
I have a much deeper respect for firearms in general.
I wish everyone could take the class with him.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:08 PM
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On a more chilling note, evidently commentator Megan McArdle has argued that we need to drill schoolchildren in rushing the shooter, on grounds that there's nothing more productive that we can do.
I think this is one of the components of the ALICE Plan.
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