Rep. Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, the House minority leader, held a news conference Wednesday to outline a $261 million plan that he would prevent gun violence in schools and communities.
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The reason schools aren't secure is that the government tried to make them secure. More doses of what created the problem isn't going to provide the solution. This philosophy turned schools into killing fields, what could possibly make anyone think that more of it won't simply make schools more dangerous? These are our children, it's really long past making them this kind of political pawn. Hasn't your political ambition killed enough children for you yet Mr. Campbell? We obviously don't have a good answer to the problem, but we should, at least, have learned not to continue the 'solution' that caused the problem.
Back up a bitand tell us where the money will come from? I'm already taxed out!
Representative Campbell is on the right track with these legislative efforts. Thanks for the leadership.
the tea party will never let this happen. The kooks in the legislature will never accept any democratic solution. Stop wasting your time Mr. Campbell. The tea party that runs this state wants more guns for everyone! If only those 5th graders in Connecticut had their own assault rifles they could have fought back and killed the murderer.Assault rifles for all is the new kookdom battle cry. I'm waiting for the tea baggers to introduce their own bill requiring EVERYONE to own an assault rifle by time they go to school. this is the ONLY WAY to keep our kids safe. I'm sure the gun manufacturers will be able to build a "kid friendly" assault rifle, you know, the adult sizes are a bit heavy and it would be unfair to make kids carry a heavy weapon.With those heavy backpacks with the books in them...and now we can't ask the kids to carry another heavy item. Backpack size assault weapons...perfect...forget the books.....just carry your weapon. That way, the kids could shoot anybody who threatens them...oh wait, you have to arm the teachers too....just in case the kids don't like a homework assignment or test result, the teacher has to be able to defend themselves! Why is this bill taking so long to get introduced?Tea Party faithful....where are you? Time is wasting, the sooner we get everyone armed, then everything will be fine.
@thinkkoolaid: Your arguments are silly and irrelevant. I have not heard of a single person advocating that we arm children. Being snide and purposely antagonistic gets us nowhere. But if you have ideas for common-sense solutions to the problems we face, I'm sure you'll find an interested audience and a useful debate can ensue.
There is ONE solution that nobody is talking about and that is affordable to everyone. Allow CCW at schools. Allow teachers to carry. This won't cost us a dime. Teachers who choose to carry will do it concealed. Janitors and administrators who choose to carry will do it concealed. Parents who choose to carry... will do it concealed. I already know teachers that want to carry and be ready to defend themselves and their students in the unfortunate event that a mass murder comes around. Take a lesson from Israel on this one. Gun Free Zones kill.... not guns.
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