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Parkland Shooting Commission Recommends Arming Teachers

The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre recommended Wednesday that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus to stop future shootings.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission voted 13-1 to recommend the Legislature allow the arming of teachers, saying it’s not enough to have one or two police officers or armed guards on campus. Florida law adopted after the Feb. 14 shooting that left 17 dead allows districts to arm non-teaching staff members such as principals, librarians and custodians — 13 of the 67 districts do, mostly in rural parts of the state.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, the commission’s chairman, pushed the measure at the Tallahassee meeting. He said most deaths in school shootings happen within the first few minutes, before officers on and off campus can respond. He said suspect Nikolas Cruz stopped to reload his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle five times, all of which would have been opportunities for an armed teacher to shoot him.

“We have to give people a fighting chance, we have to give them an opportunity to protect themselves,” Gualtieri said. He said there aren’t enough officers or money to hire one for every school, but even then officers need backup. “One good guy with a gun on campus is not enough.”

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  1. I’m not against this recommendation but I don’t approve it personally, having a gun bring a different kind of spirit to use it. Still, the best solution is the prevention of these shooters from getting within the schools or public vicinity.

  2. So far, any reasonable and workable plan has been shot down by the demnazis! The eight yrs given Billary and obamatollah have hurt this country far more than most people realize. Both administrations were more interested in tearing down our military and infrastructure. One quote, supposedly from obamatollah in a strategy meeting, was that after their tenure the U.S. would be downgraded to 3rd world status! Not just those two, but each president and lockstep congress, in the future, would pick-up where the last group left off. I’ve said it before, but one more time. If people would study the rise of nazis in 1930’s Germany, it would shed light on our own demnazis and their agenda. Also, the Middle East despots were so impressed by nazi ideology, they have adopted nearly the entire hitler socialist plans for seizing power.

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