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  1. Profile photo of Myxgyglplx
    Myxgyglplx Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 4:32 am
    Link: Texas Teachers Allowed To Bring Guns To Class - Don`t mess with Texas.
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    J4Y Male 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    The first school swat team.
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    sponged Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 12:35 pm
    if there in the midle of nowhere why would they need guns for :/
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    shivarama Male 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 12:35 pm
    thats crazy!!! maybe only the principal should have a secret gun or something, not all the teachers!

    they could go past the spanking phase and just shoot someone if they dont listen to them.

    total bad idea right there

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    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    I read the title. And that is the stuppidest thing I have red in a long time.
    I am now going to go to the link.
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    magoo13 Male 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    haha how many teachers are going to move there so they can bring a gun to class.

    closest my school has gotten to this was when my band teacher brought in a fake knife to scare us into being quite, but it looked very real

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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    :-| thats insane....
    next week will be a news report about the same town having a crazy teacher going on a mad killing spree lol.
    i agree with shiverama, the principal should have a gun! not all the teachers...
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    ^^ Alice your right that`s it`s insane
    the security guards should have the weapons and they should be TRAINED to handle them.
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 12:52 pm
    p.s. on an off note, I just saw a hot dutch/irish yoga instructer on youtube doing a headstand. And it became a featured video ten minutes later...
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 12:53 pm
    I support this for the most part. The principal and at least 2 teachers on each floor on each wing should be able to carry a gun.
    But the gun must take three sections before it`s ready to fire, ie, bullets needed to be loaded, guns need to be in case, and the guns need to be locked in a locker-type storage device inside the classroom with the teacher.

    ... or something of that sort. But that`s only my opinion.

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    Wentzel142 Male 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 12:54 pm
    I actually find this idea to be relatively acceptable. It`s not like they`ll be used for ANYTHING other than last-defense protection for the teachers and their students.
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 12:56 pm
    my problem with it is, outside of hunting, normaly guns are used mistakenly. Check the stats on accidental homicides. Your twice as likely to kill someone in family than an actual criminal
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    kevinmiller0 Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm
    when did they start putting completely fcuknig retards on tv?
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:01 pm
    ^July 3 1978 3:58pm Est
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    sugarhyped Female 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    I`m okay with it if the parents are. I just think that all the teachers need to be required to go to classes on proper gun handling if they want a gun.
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    simonb123 Male 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:04 pm
    this has lowered my opinion of texas even further
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    mcrack50 Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:04 pm
    this is SUCH a bad idea. At my school, theres a secruity guard. Teachers can be F*ucking nuts. They shouldn`t all get guns `just in case`
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    I hope they`re talking about taser guns and not real guns. How stupid it would be if they think that there will be no serious repercution by bringing a gun in such a place.

    Think about the childrens, even if you save their life do you really think they would get over watching their teacher killing a man in cold blood?

    Looks like they want home scholling to become more popular... and next theya re going to remplace teachers with robots.

    ¡Viva el Capitalismo!

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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm
    ^umm, while I`ll agree with alot of what you had to say, how did capitlism come into this???
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    techgeek07: ^July 3 1978 3:58pm Est

    Who was it?

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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm
    Why do you think they want teachers to own guns if not to encourage people to get their own guns?

    It`s all about marketing.

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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:12 pm
    A gun is a product that you can purchase... hence capitalism.
  23. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:14 pm
    July 3 1978 3:58pm Est- just meaning they`ve had a**holes on TV since I was born. And if this is a marketing plan, it`s a poor one. Expect more of a public backlash from this than anything else.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:14 pm
    Whatever the case, I`m not gonna learn about it from faux news, especially from that group of three ignorant retards.
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    KucheKlizma Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    I envision the next viral quote - it will come from a video ot YouTube, showing a 6 year old lying on the ground, a teacher pointing a gun at it; and the child saying:
    "Don`t shoot me bro!"

    And then the teacher shoots...

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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    techgeek07: "And if this is a marketing plan, it`s a poor one. Expect more of a public backlash from this than anything else."

    You`d be amazed how stupid the human race can truly be.

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    Grizzzzzzzzz Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    have you done your homework?

    no?

    see me after class

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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    p.s. link to the hot dutch/irish yoga instructor (if only we could change the camera angle...)
    her
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    There are cities (well... one city) that requires everyone to own guns. Since they did that, absolutely no crime in the city.
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    Groogle,
    "You`d be amazed how stupid the human race can truly be."
    No, I wouldn`t... Trust me, I was an EMT for a while...
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    what city is that, prime?
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    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:20 pm
    And here I sat thinking that Fox News weren`t comprised by homocidal maniacs!!
  33. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:21 pm
    primetimekin, everybody is a prisoner in that city. You dont have crime but you dont really have freedom or peace of mind.

    You want to screw with those people you just light firecracker in the streets and they start killing each others.

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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    Hurrah. Now I can bring my fully auto Heckler and Kosh CAWS shotgun :D. TIME TO OWN SOME NUBS.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    Absolutely BRAVO!! Yet another forward thinking and realistic school system. I have done numerous studies in college including having written a few papers about gun control and teachers with guns. Good for them, they can now join the ranks of Salt Lake City as well as South Dakota schools who are all allowed to carry personal firearms in some fashion. Out-friggin-standing I say.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm
    BTW peeps, these teachers are not just handed firearms and told to "break a leg" they go through safety courses and concealed gun permit handling procedures. They are also evaluated mentally and socially as well as stress monitoring. I cannot speak for this Texas town in particular, but from my own research this rings true. No I will not prove it to you... look it up yourself it`s all there on the internet. Oh and Groogle... you are just another subjective minded extremist social parasite with your comments... get a grip on reality.
  37. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:43 pm
    ^southener`s really are a different breed...
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 1:47 pm
    "what city is that, prime?"

    Something in Georgia.


    "primetimekin, everybody is a prisoner in that city. You dont have crime but you dont really have freedom or peace of mind."

    Bull. I saw an interview and they all said they liked the new law.

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    Myxgyglplx Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 2:03 pm
    Go Texas. I`m really happy they did this, and I hope more schools follow their example.

    I know I`m showing my age (Class of `86) and redneck upbringing (North Alabama), but when I was in high school, we brought guns to school all the time (well, not me personally, I didn`t own one). But lots of students did.

    I mean, no one carried a gun into Algebra class, but we would often go out behind the football field to fire off a few rounds with our shop teacher and our football coach. It was fun. Who cares what a bunch of whiny-a$$ed liberals think? No one got shot at our school, most all the guys had knives at all times, or "ninja throwing stars" if you were in jr. high and into that sort of thing (I had the throwing knives, yay!).

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 2:06 pm
    Isn`t that the same mentality as, "If we could`ve brought guns on airplanes, I could`ve shot those terrorists dead!"

    This just makes me think that the guns are going to be more widely available for students to steal...

    Hm.

    This is a tough one.

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    Fool_Be_Gone Male 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 2:10 pm
    Students should be allowed guns if teachers are.

    Everybody`s crazy.

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    NoodleArmor Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 2:15 pm
    I think it is a great idea. Argentina Air allows their patrons to carry guns on to the plane. it makes sense to me i think that a majority of individuals who commit crimes on schools involving guns do so because of the lack of guns on the school ground. would any of the school massacres ever have been massacres in the first place if teachers where allowed to carry guns and use them in case of an emergency. and besides the guy said in the news cast that the guns would not be on the teachers person at all times. I vote yes on proposition 120. seems like a good idea to me
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    NoodleArmor Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    oh and the town in Georgia where you have to won a gun is Kenesaw. it is a regulation that all people have to have a gun or at least one per household. I love that law. BTW we southerners are a different breed of people and i am not talking redneck, hillbilly, uneducated southerners
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    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 2:23 pm
    ugh, great. leave it to texas...i mean cmon. their slogan doesnt even rhyme. dont mess with texas. :-|
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    HornyPanda Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 2:47 pm
    I get it. Stupid! .... But I get it.
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    woopdoop7777 Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 2:53 pm
    All of you are liberal dumbasses. First of all dont say you hate texas if you`ve never been there, or even if you have. Texas is not like a state, more like a country with very very different cultures. West texas is the farming, austin is completely arts and liberal, and south texas is practically another country so for you to say you hate texas is being the most ignorant F*ck i have ever heard. Second of all.. obviously the p*ssy techniques we have been using dont work. The more liberal we get, the pootier are moral becomes. Do you live here? no. Do you think the teachers would keep the gun out in the open for kids to play with? no, they`d keep it secured. You dont live in their environment, and this is obviously the best for their environment since the teachers UNANIMOUSLY voted on it. since when has a teacher killed a student? I`ve heard of more students killing teachers than vice versa.get your head out of your a*ses and dont speak unless you know what you`re talking about
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    woopdoop7777 Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    And i also challenge everyone of you little B*stards to come to Texas and say that you hate it. F*Ck every single one of you that says you hate texas and F*CK anything bad you have to say about it. To say you hate Texas is to say you hate the world because Texas has the most variety in culture then any other state i have ever been too. Dont be ignorant enough to look at what you watch on T.V. and think that we all ride horses and talk with an accent. The prevailent accent here is a hispanic one and the only difference between you and us is that we have a spine and aren`t afraid to say what needs to be said. Walk down a street in N.Y. and walk down one in Texas and see the difference in the amount of smiles and "how do you dos?" you get. Just because we have class and aren`t afraid to voice are opinions doesnt mean you have to hate us. We are friendly people and its sad to see so many of you ignorant enought to base opinions on something you know nothing about.
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    Luca85 Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    Of course this is logical. It`s not like teachers are totally immune from snapping compared to other adults. How much longer until some second grade teacher can`t take all the screaming and shouting and decides to pull out her trusty shotgun.
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    BoredMamii Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm
    mother f*** texas.. i can say that because i live here. You know whats gonna happen because of this? first of all theres a possibilty if a student ever gets a hold of the teacher`s gun and someone gets hurt. Then theres the possibilty of crazy teachers (if you had there job and got paid there money u be mad too)

    please excuse my english..

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    woopdoop7777 Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    Well if you want to get into it then I guess the only Fcking solution is to prevent an education as that seems the only thing that will keep people safe and all of you p*ssies happy... this is not an ideal world and it is not an ideal solution but it is a solution none the less because if you dont realize it IDEAL DOESNT EXIST and fck everyone who thinks they have the right to say its wrong if people werent so afraid of things (guns, alcohol, marijuana) and people had been exposed to it.. we wouldnt go so overboard when we finally get our hands on it. People that have been around guns more wont accidentaly shoot someone because they know what they are doing. You prevent people from being around guns and then they get older and the first thing they do is go hunting with a friend and they know nothing about guns.. thats when the accidents start.. same thing can be said for marijuana and alcohol and even nudity dam it
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    BoredMamii Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 4:27 pm
    ^^^^ that doesnt makes sense accidents happen no matter how much a person knows how to use a gun.
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    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    August 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm
    Forget spanking, from now on, we`re pistol-whipping.
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    never_more Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    hah, only in texas.
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    geek_nimrod Female 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 4:59 pm
    why Texas, whyyyyy! :(
    btw, fox news sucks ass.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 5:47 pm
    AHHHH! Woopdoop!!!! OMG stop talking. Now does anyone have anything intelligent to say on this subject? I have only seen a small handful of actually intelligent posts. Yeah, of course teachers can "flip out" and of course "accidents happen" you morons. Thank you for bringing that to our attention. But I suppose 1 or 2 gunmen armed to the teath and killing 12 students without ANY competition would fall under one of those categories too hmmm? I would much rather take my chances of a few isolated incidents of accidents happening than a gunman being able to kill our children while the teachers and others are helpless to respond.

    FACT: Charles Whitman (texas college sniper circa 1966) Killed unopposed until a college professor fired back with his hunting rifle. Also students who had firearms close by got them and helped pin him until he could be killed. While he was being pinned, he could not rise up to take aim and kill more.

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    buttersrules Male 40-49
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    August 27, 2008 at 5:54 pm
    And americans wonder why so many people worldwide believe the stereotype of gun toting rednecks.....
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    BoredMamii Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 6:02 pm
    on the topic of gunmens if that ever happens god forbid.. thats up to the school and the police to handle.. the school should be using metal detectors or chains or doors or something to prevent gunmen from entering the school not leaving it up to the teachers to fight them.. teachers should be locking the doors and keeping the kids safe not going outside the classroom leaving the students to go out and act like robocop or something
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    shortsagitar Female 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    idk its complicated. i mean they are so far away from a sheriffs department but when i heard about this a few weeks ago my first thought was what if some kid finds it.
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    steve41high Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    paranoia
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    worldtrade28 Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    HAHAHAHA damn America, ban texas from your country your reputation is low enough already don`t you think?
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    Cainbrain Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    Oh man the minute I read the title I started laughing.

    Any way, I`m from Texas and although I`m in Austin; the most liberal place in the `South`, I can tell you from first hand experience that Texas is home to many of the most intelligent people in the world. Please don`t lump us together with a bunch of redneck stereotypes.

    I`ve never even seen anyone wearing a cowboy hat.

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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    The amount of mindless ignorance here is staggering. Objectivity says I am the fool for trying to speak sense to fools. I resign the post.
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    Miss_Candie Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 7:39 pm
    I think it`s okay :|. But teachers shouldn`t have the guns, the security gard thing is better if you concider that alot of teacher are REALLY stressed and they have alot of burn out and stuff. One may go crazy.
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    woopdoop7777 Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    shutup slurbyblubrl ur probably an old ugly hag anyways internet fighting is not my style but when someone talks bad about texas then i have to speak up. anyways i dont care i AM a conservative redneck and theres nothing wrong with that. and america will be bombed soon anyways since everyone here is a bunch of pssies. im not afraid to say it. liberals are all p*ssies and once we fall under the wrong hands everyone will be wishing we didnt stray so far from our roots. Political corectness has been dead ever since the name political corectness had to be invented.. Why it is that I cant get any scholarships with a 3.8 GPA while my friend with the last name gonzales gets 15,00 dollars worth ill never understand. that has nothing to do with anything except that I hate liberals and I hate there ideals and I hate how people protecting themselves are ridiculed by dumb sh*ts. call me a ignorant redneck, cuz i am. CHINGA TU MADREEEEEEEEEEEe
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    kmx0x Female 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    "...allowed to bring GUNS to CLYASS"
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    Defqon Male 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    Oh f*k that. This better not reach anywhere else. Last thing I need are my teachers goin postal in my class when they don`t get their coffee. I only read the first page because i`m lazy . . . .But, seems someone thinks a child cannot get over a traumatizing event. If your child cannot handle something traumatizing, then he was f*ked anyways.
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    Mouichi Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    Having a gun in the classroom does not make a teacher more likely to go postal, it just makes the weapon more conveniently located, if they do. On a case-by-case basis, I think it is perfectly acceptable here. If something were to happen without protection, the school would be wiped long before any help would arrive, and having a security guard won`t always guarantee the security of the entire building, only the area where the guard is.
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    Myxgyglplx Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    @buttersrules:

    "And americans wonder why so many people worldwide believe the stereotype of gun toting rednecks....."

    That`s right. Keep believing it and spread the word. We are Americans. We are armed. We will kill. If you need help, call us. We work for free. We`ll usually even give you money and manpower to repair any collateral damage sustained by ridding your country of whatever tyrannical vermin have infested or invaded it.

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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 8:50 pm
    woopdoop7777, what great parents you must have.
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    IceAgeComing Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    Yes, if it weren`t for those liberals, we would have never had Virginia Tech, Columbine, or the countless other senseless school shootings. Damn those liberals and their staunch view that guns should be easily accessible at all times, even if you have a mental illness that would show up on a background check. /Sarcasam
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    woopdoop7777 Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    It isn`t my fault that I live in a city with a population of 300 and my parents make there money off of heads of cattle, it isnt my fault that a local dish here is opossum, or that i learned how to shoot a gun at the age of seven. It isn`t my fault that i can barrel race in 10.8 seconds or that im involved in the voluntary slaughter of goats, lambs, and pigs. I AM A PRODUCT OF MY FCKING ENVIRONMENT. getting drunk in the corn fields is my favorite past time and i shoot cats rather than buy my labradors a proper meal
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    woopdoop7777 Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 9:32 pm
    oh wait ice age.. was that sarcastic? cuz i wasnt really sure. I mean were you serious? or were you sarcastic? you didnt make it clear enough. and overmann, i only have one parent, my stepmother, who is an alcholic and a chain smoker, and a mexican boyfriend named pablo who noone really likes, and my brother is a meth addict. just a lil family history
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    weirdalfan1 Male 13-17
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    August 27, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    it`s about time! anyways, in terms of advertising, it`s not as simple as "they have a gun, i`ll get one too!" in most cases. you either want a gun or don`t. i know the most stubborn liberals who won`t even consider getting a gun no matter what people tell them
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    bezdancing Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2008 at 10:00 pm
    @woopdoop I think you need to calm down a bit, you really aren`t coming across very well. I personally don`t have a problem with Texas, my dad works over there quite a lot and says it`s a fine place.

    Now thats out of the way - I think that the real problem that America faces is fear. I understand that there have been tragic incidents in some of your schools however if you take each one of these incidents and compare that to the number of schools there are in the US, the chances of it happening to an individual school are increadably remote. However, arming a teaching staff, even a well trained staff, is going to significantly increase the chance of a death in that school.

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    Oshidutako Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2008 at 12:49 am
    What if a student brings a zip gun? A zip (pen) gun that also works as a pen. It`d look like a totally innocent looking pen... of DOOM!
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    Vikstar Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2008 at 3:35 am
    Two things..

    1. If the closest police station is 30 mins away, why not open one closer? Sounds like the area is badly under-policed and the government need to take care of that.

    2. Poor teachers. They have a tough enough job already, and people expect them to take on a vigilante role too? Yes, protecting kids is their responsibility but I think this takes it too far.

    I can see why they reached this decision, but I don`t think it`s the right one. The message it gives to kids `it`s good to bring guns to school, just in case` is scary, and I really don`t think they have explored all avenues before coming to this drastic conclusion.

    Someone else here mentioned tasers - a non-lethal yet debilitating weapon. Surely a more appropriate last resort than expecting a teacher to shoot to kill?

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2008 at 5:43 am
    ^^You`ve apparently never been to Texas the town probably has a pop of about 50 so opening another police station would be stupid and wasteful.
    @Whoopdoop777
    Please don`t shoot kitties the beter solution would be to pet them they`ll become your friend and even get rid of mice and other rodents for you.
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    buttersrules Male 40-49
    287 posts
    August 28, 2008 at 8:13 am
    @ Myxgyglplx.
    " We`ll usually even give you money and manpower to repair any collateral damage sustained by ridding your country of whatever tyrannical vermin have infested or invaded it."

    Does that include when the "tyrannical vermin that have infested or invaded it" is the US?

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    Myxgyglplx Male 30-39
    223 posts
    August 28, 2008 at 9:11 am
    You`re an idiot.
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    turkeyman Male 13-17
    379 posts
    August 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm
    a well hidden gun, also not 1 per teacher but enough for defence in emergency situations would be good
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    2472192 Male 13-17
    121 posts
    August 28, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    WOOT THEY MENTIONED DALLAS!!!!!!
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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
    1090 posts
    August 30, 2008 at 9:56 pm
    i eat kittens

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