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Old December 15th, 2016, 09:53 AM   #1
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Outstanding Teachers in Colorado

Not in my district but good for them. Now if they would only implement shooting clubs back into High School......

HANOVER, Colo. — The school board approved a resolution by a 3 to 2 vote to allow teachers to carry guns in school.

To participate, teachers will need to have a concealed carry license, be approved by the board as a security guard, and go through post-certification training with their firearm all before being allowed on campus with a gun.

There wasn’t a lot of agreement by the board at the meeting on Wednesday.

The two members who voted ‘no’ have major objections to the resolution, because they said it isn’t specific enough.

They said it doesn’t spell out whether a teacher can carry a gun on their hip, or if they’ll have to keep it in a bio-metric controlled lock box.

The three board members in favor cite the slow response time by law enforcement as a main point for having teachers carry guns.

While the board debated, parents sat on both sides of this issue.

“It’s a matter of being proactive. This is not about ‘we think our school will be attacked,'” said parent Terry Siewiyqmptewa.

“Lot of the staff, basically, I wouldn’t trust with a gun. They have anger issues,” said parent Tony Smyth.

The passing of this resolution is just the beginning.

Now, they will create a procedure for precise rules and regulations for what this will look like.

They anticipate teachers won’t be carrying guns in school until the start of the next school year.
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Are janitors going to be allowed to carry weapons? Cafeteria workers? Office personnel? Why would teachers be considered less a risk than other workers? Where will the armed citizens being in close proximity to our children come to an end?
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I have no problem with this. Any number of school massacres could have been stopped by one person with one gun and one bullet.

To a whacko, a gun-free zone provides a free-fire zone.
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Many states now have armed resource officers. Most of them aren't nearly as smart as the teachers. I don't have an issue with this. If it were possible I wouldn't mind moving to Colorado. They legalized pot and crime went down. They started giving away free birthcontrol and implemented mandatory sex education and the unwanted pregnancy rate fell 50% and abortions are down 40%. Now we have armed teachers protecting themselves and our children.
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I am a high school teacher now. I have no desire to pack a gun. Besides, my school has two full-time deputies assigned to the school. They are called resource officers.
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Many states now have armed resource officers. Most of them aren't nearly as smart as the teachers. I don't have an issue with this. If it were possible I wouldn't mind moving to Colorado. They legalized pot and crime went down. They started giving away free birthcontrol and implemented mandatory sex education and the unwanted pregnancy rate fell 50% and abortions are down 40%. Now we have armed teachers protecting themselves and our children.
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If it were possible I wouldn't mind moving to Colorado. They legalized pot and crime went down. They started giving away free birthcontrol and implemented mandatory sex education and the unwanted pregnancy rate fell 50% and abortions are down 40%.
Exactly. Anyplace that gets more Liberal immediately gets better.

And freer.
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Exactly. Anyplace that gets more Liberal immediately gets better.

And freer.
Colorado is an odd mix. Legal cannabis, free birth control, sex education, "make my day" laws, open carry, wise fracking regulations, truly a purple state.
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Many states now have armed resource officers. Most of them aren't nearly as smart as the teachers. I don't have an issue with this. If it were possible I wouldn't mind moving to Colorado. They legalized pot and crime went down. They started giving away free birthcontrol and implemented mandatory sex education and the unwanted pregnancy rate fell 50% and abortions are down 40%. Now we have armed teachers protecting themselves and our children.
It is amazing what can be accomplished w/ nullification!!!!
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They started giving away free birthcontrol and implemented mandatory sex education and the unwanted pregnancy rate fell 50% and abortions are down 40%.

Not quite.

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WHAT'S TRUE: The state of Colorado's long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) funding initiative appeared to lead to a large drop in abortion, unintended pregnancy, and millions of dollars saved in prevented costs associated with childbirth.

WHAT'S FALSE: The statistics only reflected LARCs, not all birth control.
Colorado Birth Control Facts : snopes.com


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The fact remains, the programmed works. For every $1 they invest they save almost $6. I WISH I could get that return on my investments. They also make the point, the "failures" as they label them, are highest among the youngest users of other methods. Meaning they simply forget to take their pills. Hell I take meds everyday and at least once a week forget to take my evening dose. The state estimates the program has saved them between $49 and $111 MILLION dollars. Since they target the poorest and least educated I would imagine the dollar amount is is substantially higher if they counted NOT paying welfare, WIC, food stamps and other social programs these women and their babies would be signing up for.

I've said for years that a national sex education (real sex ed not abstinence only) and free birth control would save us BILLIONS in welfare and medicare/medicaide costs.

Purely from a fiscal point of view, even abortions are massively cheaper than paying out a life time of social programs, not to mention those that wind up in prison.

What's that old Frame oil filter tag line ??? Pay me now or pay me later !!
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