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Armed teachers way to go, Trump insists

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This article was published February 24, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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President Donald Trump makes a joke about his hair Friday during remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference that touched on gun laws and his 2016 campaign themes.

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BoudinMan says... February 24, 2018 at 6:39 a.m.

I would say give him a few days and he'll change mind, but this would be a way for the NRA to help sell more guns so, never mind.

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LR1955 says... February 24, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.

So liberal Mary the teacher sees little Billy, who she gave an F to on his last test, coming down the hall during class time with a long object under wraps, whips out her uzi and quickly gives him 10 rounds of 9mm. It’ll never fly.

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RBear says... February 24, 2018 at 6:50 a.m.

A lot to unpack in this article. To start with, Trump is just playing to a crowd who prefers MORE guns rather than less guns. NRA's LaPierre started this rage with his speech to CPAC who made the false claim that advocates for restrictions such as reinstatement of the AWB are pushing to repeal the Second Amendment. That's an outright lie, but it's a dog whistle to this demographic, the most issue illiterate in recent history. The fact they cheered him on demonstrates that point.
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But having more guns in schools is not the solution. In fact, it just puts more stress on teachers who already are dealing with so much JUST to educate our children. Listening to officials in Arkansas, they would prefer this be decided at a local level and would prefer Trump stay out of the discussion. He has no clue on the environment of schools and is really just parroting LaPierre who would prefer more guns be sold.
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On that subject, LaPierre's claim that those of us advocating more controls don't care about the children. He also played the typical move we see these days. When your hypocrisy and motives are exposed by the media, attack the media in callous ways. To be clear, those of us advocating controls DO care about the children and are tired of seeing the growing problem of gun violence that is NOT solved by MORE GUNS.
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We advocate for these controls because the evidence has proven they DO WORK. They worked during the 1994 AWB when deaths from mass shootings dropped significantly with one year, 2002 recording NO DEATHS from mass shootings. They also work in countries around the world where mass shootings are almost non-existent. After Australia's ban in 1996, the rate dropped to zero in the period since the ban.
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Why is an AWB considered critical? The past six mass shootings were committed with AR-15 style weapons resulting in 175 deaths not counting the gunman. Will such a ban stop all gun violence? Hardly, as evidenced by the overall gun homicide rate during the AWB. The ban did not ban all weapons and they were still in the public and used quite often. But mass shootings did drop significantly and rose significantly after the ban was lifted.
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So let's all be clear what is being asked. Something that is reasonable to implement and has proven results. Will it solve the problem? Hardly in a country that has the highest ratio of gun ownership in the world at one to one. But it's can make a major dent in mass shootings. Regardless, reinstating the AWB does not repeal the Second Amendment.

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RBear says... February 24, 2018 at 6:52 a.m.

Oh, and progressives have moved on but it appears conservatives haven't. From the article, "He also re-aired rhetoric from his 2016 campaign, citing a 'very crooked media, we had a crooked candidate, too, by the way,' referring to former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The crowd chanted, 'Lock her up,' a common refrain at Trump campaign rallies."

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TimberTopper says... February 24, 2018 at 8:07 a.m.

Teachers are not cut out for this type of job.

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ronin88 says... February 24, 2018 at 9:01 a.m.

I hope more people acknowledge that 'assault weapons' include more than just rifles like the AR-15. Assault weapons are potentially all guns with interchangeable box magazines and automatic or semi-automatic firing capability. Handguns like the Glock 17 and Beretta 92 are just as responsible if not more so for a multitude of unnecessary deaths in our inner cities as AR-15s are. And limiting magazine capacities for new guns sold does nothing to prevent older magazines already in an individual's possession from being used.

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GeneralMac says... February 24, 2018 at 10:16 a.m.

RBear says it's an "outright lie" that there is a push to repeal the 2ns Amendment.

Exhibit A.......yesterday's Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

RBear always has had selective memory when he posts his rants.

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itryed says... February 24, 2018 at 10:21 a.m.

Very eloquent, RBear

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BOLTAR says... February 24, 2018 at 10:23 a.m.

As others have pointed out, many firearms are not protected by the second amendment.

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mrcharles says... February 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Sadly the dead Scalia will not illuminate us on concealed carry bazookas.

I still don't see why machine guns are not allowed or courts can bar any gun. Are guns ok or not?

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