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Old 01-29-2015, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Lawmakers in Texas are considering a bill that would allow teachers to use deadly force against students.

The Teacherís Protection Act, filed by Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van), would protect teachers from prosecution for killing students they believe are a threat to other students or anyone else on school grounds.

Texas teachers could be allowed to gun down students to protect school property
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Old 01-30-2015, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Apparently the bill simply takes existing law and codifys it specifically to protect teachers.
It sounds to me like the hooligans or hoodlums better play nice when at school.
I have mixed feelings abut the proposal.
In some ways, given what seems to be going on in schools these days, I am for it.
However, as with all such endeavors, "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it!"
The point being that you just might not like what you get!
AND, of course, the real bugaboo; The "Law of Unintended Consequences". It seems people get all excited about something, and never stop to think about what it REALLY allows or does not allow until the "unintended consequence" slaps them upside the head!
Then they whine about it.
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:00 AM
 
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Sounds like a good plan to me. If we don't like what we get, we can change it. Until then, let's take back the control of our schools. If the students don't like it, their mamas can home school 'em.
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Protect School Property???? Travis Gettys is a lying pus bag and deserves absolutely nothing good in his life.
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:10 AM
 
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Enacting a law that releases a teacher for shooting and killing a student to protect "school property" is as inane a law to be debated much less passed as I have ever read. But, you know, Texas conservatives are pro-life except in myriad cases where gun rights trumps human life and apparently under this proposed legislation, your life is apparently worth no more than some high school gym equipment.
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Well, it is Texas... where the locals think you need heavy weaponry to go burrito-shopping...



Chipotle asks customers to leave assault rifles at home - The Washington Post
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Protecting students and teachers from a "Sandy Hook" crazy is laudable. Protecting property, except for life threatening arson, is absurd. We do not shoot people for breaking up some furniture.
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:05 AM
 
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Well, it is Texas... where the locals think you need heavy weaponry to go burrito-shopping...
And hard working productive Americans are rushing to live in that state as fast as they can. It's the places where they restrict guns where they are leaving.
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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clearly we can bring more firepower to bear on the enemy by arming teachers and students
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:09 AM
 
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One armed teacher could have put a quick end to a situation like Sandy Hook.
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