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Tenn. union against teachers carrying guns

Postby RPB » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:08 pm

Tenn. union against teachers carrying guns
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of the state's largest teachers' union said she expects her board to take an official position against proposals that would allow teachers to carry guns.


Several Tennessee lawmakers have drafted legislation that would encourage school districts to place at least one armed police officer in every school and would allow teachers who have undergone special training to bring their personal handguns into schools.

However, Tennessee Education Association president Gera Summerford said a "teacher's job is to nurture and teach," not to stop an intruder.

"Their main concern is to keep children safe and do what is best for the children, and that is different from being on the front line as a guard," she said.


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Re: Tenn. union against teachers carrying guns

Postby Moby » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:09 pm

Of course they are. Remember, their the fools that think gun free zones are safe.
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Re: Tenn. union against teachers carrying guns

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:10 pm

How is this even a surprise or news? I would have naturally assumed there were against it.
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Re: Tenn. union against teachers carrying guns

Postby baldeagle » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:11 pm

RPB wrote:However, Tennessee Education Association president Gera Summerford said a "teacher's job is to nurture and teach," not to stop an intruder.

"Their main concern is to keep children safe and do what is best for the children, and that is different from being on the front line as a guard," she said.

How'd that work out for them in Newtown, CT bozo?
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Re: Tenn. union against teachers carrying guns

Postby RPB » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:14 pm

I'm against guns on campus, but if there is one, (and there's nothing stopping them) it should be in the hands of someone who isn't obeying the law ?

Irrational thinking people incapable of logical thought, should not be educating children.
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Re: Tenn. union against teachers carrying guns

Postby WildBill » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:14 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:How is this even a surprise or news? I would have naturally assumed there were against it.

:iagree: The only unions that I know of that support carrying guns by their members are the police unions. :shock:
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Re: Tenn. union against teachers carrying guns

Postby RKirkwood » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:54 pm

I don't understand these people, they don't want guns on campus but don't offer a good option. :headscratch

Even if all the guns were taken away (which I'm fully against) what stops a BG from doing the same thing??
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Re: Tenn. union against teachers carrying guns

Postby n5wd » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:25 am

The problem a lot of teachers have with being armed is this attitude:

"My suggestion is to allow more teachers to obtain conceal carry permits and (change the laws) to allow those to carry (a weapon) on school grounds," Mayor Ed Hagerty said. "Then you don't need an armed officer at every school."


We're not supposed to be the main security force for a school, Mr. Mayor. An armed teacher is the "last resort" in an individual room, overseeing a reasonable (classroom) number of students, not the whole student body, and I'm certainly not going to leave my students alone so I can start acting like a SWAT officer engaging an active shooter in another part of the school building.

If you want more secure schools, then:
(a) add armed police or armed private security at each entrance and
(b) design the entryways so that they can prevent a bad-guy shooter from getting into the school in the first place!
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Re: Tenn. union against teachers carrying guns

Postby RPB » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:29 am

A large part of the problem is that Liberals/ anti-gun people do not understand the concept of "self --- defense" but think if you have a weapon you are automatically a "Security Task Force" .... Batman ... Police ... Protector of everyone... responsible for guarding the metal detector/front gate
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Re: Tenn. union against teachers carrying guns

Postby psijac » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:55 am

teachers Unions are as much about teacher as Game of Thrones is about feudal economics.
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