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Do You Support Arming Some School Employees?

A Bill introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives would allow school districts to designate certain employees to be armed on school campuses.

Georgia’s House Bill 35 that would allow school districts to arm employees cleared a couple more hurdles this week, getting approval from the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. The bill now moves to the Rules Committee for consideration.

According to the AJC, if approved, the bill would give local school boards the authority to designate an employee, or number of employees, to carry concealed weapons on school campuses. The designees would have to obtain the necessary permits, undergo background checks and comply with certain other requirements. It would be voluntary – districts would not be required to participate. The designees need not necessarily be administrators, according to the AJC.

If approved, this would reportedly help school districts avoid the cost of requiring trained law enforcement officers in schools.

Do you support a bill that would allow for one or more staff members at a school be armed? If not, what alternative do you think would work better?

TheSkalawag March 27, 2013 at 06:01 PM
They were brave souls that made the ultimate sacrifice. From the safety of my own home I like to think I would do what it took to protect the innocents but when actually confronted with that choice only God in heaven knows the answer to that.
Good Grief Y'all March 27, 2013 at 09:42 PM
I'm sure it's brutal in D.C. The good, the bad and the ugly. I know what you mean about limitations :)
TheSkalawag March 28, 2013 at 03:40 AM
@John B since I no longer have any children in any school system the point is moot for me from that stand point. I do care for the safety of the children and faculty. I just hope that there is a better way to look out for them besides turning their schools into mini prisons. And all new spending can't be funded by cutting old spending especially if the school has already cut to the bone and the programs are considered worthwhile programs. I also think, here in Georgia , if you suggest cutting the football program you're asking for an uncomfortable one way ride out of town on a rail covered in tar and feathers.
Mr. B March 28, 2013 at 03:46 AM
So, what do you suggest Skal?

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