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Open Mike Night
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Beers proposes allowing armed teachers in class

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Students do not go on shooting rampages at schools where teachers are armed, state Sen. Bob Beers believes.

As a result, the Las Vegas Republican said Wednesday that he's preparing a bill that would permit teachers and other school personnel who complete a course on firearm safety to carry a gun while they teach classes.

"I would expect enough teachers would be interested (in taking guns to school) so it would serve as a deterrent," said Beers, a failed gubernatorial candidate.

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"We have banned guns in schools in Nevada and most of the rest of the nation for the last 20 years," Beers said. "Part of the problem is a small percentage of the population is brought up without a knowledge of and respect for guns."
That just has to take the cake for really bad ideas.

Now, if senator Gunn proposed beer in classes we might have something.

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LyndaD
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Someone (I think from Michigan or Wisconsin) suggested this a couple months ago. Public opinion was pretty much against it. Every teacher I talked to then thought it was a terrible idea.

I imagined this senario:

Teacher: Johnny, I said sit down and be quiet.
Johnny: And what if I don't?
Teacher: I said SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!
(Bang! Bang!)
Teacher: Anybody have any questions?

Seriously, I work with some teacher that I would be highly concerned about carrying a loaded firearm on campus.

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Nick Theodorakis
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quote:
Originally posted by Open Mike Night:

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Now, if senator Gunn proposed beer in classes we might have something.

Of course, because no shooting rampage has ever happened in a school in which beer was freely available to the students.

Nick

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Just goes to show you that no idea is so bad that someone, somewhere won't try to copy it.

Le sigh.

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Kahuna Burger
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quote:
Originally posted by Open Mike Night:
Beers proposes allowing armed teachers in class

First thought - "yeah, I guess a few beers might make me think this was a good idea too...."
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Donovan
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Second time around. This was proposed in Wisconsin a few months ago, much to our dirresion.

ETA: I knew I misspelled that state's name...

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Elkhound
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That is one of the stupider ideas I've heard in a long time. Not the stupidest, but up there.

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Canuckistan
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quote:
Originally posted by Elkhound:
That is one of the stupider ideas I've heard in a long time. Not the stupidest, but up there.

Dare I ask ...

Oh, why not? I haven't been disturbed enough today.

Elkhound, what's the stupidest one?

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quote:
Originally posted by LyndaD:
Someone (I think from Michigan or Wisconsin) suggested this a couple months ago. Public opinion was pretty much against it. Every teacher I talked to then thought it was a terrible idea.

I imagined this senario:

Teacher: Johnny, I said sit down and be quiet.
Johnny: And what if I don't?
Teacher: I said SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!
(Bang! Bang!)
Teacher: Anybody have any questions?

I was thinking more about the possibility of a student grabbing the gun from wherever the teacher were to keep it.

Although I'm sure there are kooky teachers nutty enough to threaten a class with a gun.

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Jonny T
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Teacher: Johnny, I said sit down and be quiet.
Johnny: And what if I don't?
Teacher: I said SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!
(Bang! Bang!)
Teacher: Anybody have any questions?

[Eek!]

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Illuminatus
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I remember this being bandied about in Colorado after Columbine, as well.

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Elkhound
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quote:
Originally posted by Canuckistan:
quote:
Originally posted by Elkhound:
That is one of the stupider ideas I've heard in a long time. Not the stupidest, but up there.

Dare I ask ...

Oh, why not? I haven't been disturbed enough today.

Elkhound, what's the stupidest one?

Every time I try to come up with a 'stupidest idea', I remember hearing a stupider one.

What's the saying? "Nothing is foolproof, and there's always a fool around to prove it."

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