Vote now: CNN poll on arming teachers


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RNB65
October 5, 2006, 10:57 AM
Another poll -- this one on a proposal to arm school teachers and staff. Scroll down to the lower right corner. Vote away!

http://www.cnn.com/

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carlrodd
October 5, 2006, 10:59 AM
apparently not everyone from the high road is awake yet:) ...12% yes, 88% no

BigFatKen
October 5, 2006, 11:00 AM
results 9:53 CDT

Do you agree with the Wisconsin lawmaker who thinks schools should arm teachers, principals and janitors?

Yes 12% 92 votes

No 88% 675 votes

Keith Wheeler
October 5, 2006, 11:08 AM
Interesting that it hasn't changed seven minutes later....makes you wonder if they "votes" are real.

xd9fan
October 5, 2006, 11:09 AM
stupid poll, stupid question. Its the same line of crap with "arming the pilots".

Americans!!! Can we stop thinking that giving surtain powers to some people and not others is the right way to solve a problem!!!! Cant we just have CCW legal EVERYWHERE!!! Courts, public schools etc. Cant we give power to the common man and woman that wishes to carry....and who will stand their ground (to protect life) if a badguy entered???

:banghead:

RNB65
October 5, 2006, 11:11 AM
Interesting that it hasn't changed seven minutes later....makes you wonder if they "votes" are real.


I've voted in hundres of CNN polls over the years. They don't show realtime results. The accumlate the votes and update the results a few times an hour.

hso
October 5, 2006, 11:15 AM
It's an idiotic idea to have the school arm teachers and staff.

Allowing legal CCW by staff and faculty is an excellent idea, but having the school system arm teachers is moronic. It would require every employee at a school to be provided with weapons, receive annual training and have annual evaluations. Very expensive and not practicable since some would be opposed on ethical grounds to going armed. Allocating funds and resources to have armed security would be a better idea, but the best idea would be to allow CCW.

Standing Wolf
October 5, 2006, 11:22 AM
I just tried to vote yes, but couldn't. I'm sure I could have voted no with the greatest of ease.

The Communist News Network is laughably predictable.

usp9
October 5, 2006, 11:29 AM
I just voted yes. right now at 16%. Schools are an easy target because they are weaponless. This reaction makes a lot of sense.

silhanek
October 5, 2006, 12:06 PM
Just voted.

Do you agree with the Wisconsin lawmaker who thinks schools should arm teachers, principals and janitors?

Yes 17% 2919 votes

No 83% 14098 votes

M2 Carbine
October 5, 2006, 12:15 PM
Can't vote Yes.:(

Lupinus
October 5, 2006, 12:16 PM
no

Anyone should be able to carry anywhere, anytime, any way they like. Teacher, pilot, shouldn't matter. If I need to pick my kid up from school, I should be able to carry a gun. If I am flying as a passanger, I should be able to carry a gun. If I am going anywhere I should be able to carry a gun. If private organization wants to restrict it then you have a gray area and my rights vs their rights comes into play. But as a public issue of being legal or not it should be 100% legal to carry anywhere anytime and the only legal infrindgment of that being property owners having a say in what someone can't have on their property.

ProguninTN
October 5, 2006, 12:19 PM
I voted Yes. No is still ahead. What a surprise to the Communist/Clinton News Network. :rolleyes: When will we take a lesson from Israel or Thailand and have guns in schools ? If I heard correctly, this is the case in UT ?

Pilgrim
October 5, 2006, 12:25 PM
It would be an interesting school system indeed that actively looks for and hires teachers who are familiar with firearms and capable of defending their students.

Pilgrim

James T Thomas
October 5, 2006, 12:26 PM
Yes, another poll.

Are ABC and CNN sub polling sites like THR to gather voting information as to the "solidarity" of the shooting enthusiasts?

I guess it's time to replace tin foil with aluminum foil, but I wonder if it works as good?

thumper723
October 5, 2006, 12:27 PM
Yes 17% 4073 votes

No 83% 19301 votes
Total: 23374 votes


I just voted YES.

220_Swift
October 5, 2006, 12:30 PM
Yes 17% 4073 votes
No 83% 19301 votes



Do you agree with the Wisconsin lawmaker who thinks schools should arm teachers, principals and janitors?

I wonder if these are the same lawmakers that have done nothing for Wisconsin's CCW laws? Of course I am not from Wisconsin, so maybe it is their govenor. But it makes you wonder.

22-rimfire
October 5, 2006, 12:48 PM
I don't think schools should take on the responsibility of arming teachers, principals, and janitorial staff. Think of all the training that would be required. Now, if they simply said that these people could be armed on school grounds if they have a CCW permit; yes.

akodo
October 5, 2006, 12:52 PM
Of course, the poll isn't worded perfectly.

I don't want them handing out guns to people with the wrong mindset, who could be more of a problem than a help. I don't think people who want to be teachers should be fired because the refuse to carry a gun. I don't think gun access in schools should be restricted to teachers and support staff, parents should have the opportunity to be armed.

That being said, I try to reverse engineer the poll to make it less complex, and even more general, to wit.

More guns, good or bad?

to which I answer, yes, more guns = more safty!

Lone_Gunman
October 5, 2006, 12:54 PM
I voted NO, for reasons I have outlined in other threads.

With over 80% of the votes against arming teachers, this idea, as I have pointed out, is silly to seriously discuss.

salvador31c
October 5, 2006, 01:22 PM
Yes 18% 7481 votes

No 82% 34191 votes

Rezin
October 5, 2006, 01:24 PM
I don't think that these folks should be "issued" guns, or anything, but I think a teacher, with the proper license, should be permitted to carry if they choose.

Maybe an armed guard or two would be a better solution than armed teachers in most situations.

spankaveli
October 5, 2006, 01:28 PM
"I don't think that these folks should be "issued" guns, or anything, but I think a teacher, with the proper license, should be permitted to carry if they choose."

agreed

jrou111
October 5, 2006, 01:32 PM
I think there are some assumptions going on...

The real question is should we have public schools? :scrutiny:

mogunner
October 5, 2006, 01:35 PM
Results now read: 18% Yes.
82% No
47000 + Votes. Arm the teachers I say.

Frandy
October 5, 2006, 01:36 PM
I don't think that these folks should be "issued" guns, or anything, but I think a teacher, with the proper license, should be permitted to carry if they choose.


Absolutely.

I'm no longer a teacher. I've spent about a third of my working life as a public school classroom teacher and I am planning on going back within a few years. I have a NC CHP. I would welcome the idea of carrying concealed. I would even use a thumb break, though I don't like them, if that was a requirement as one additional protection from someone attempting to take my handgun. Of course, I doubt I'll get the option to carry.

Davo
October 5, 2006, 01:46 PM
They do it in Israel, and it works. I think that qualified teachers who WANT to carry should be allowed. People think that guns around kids are bad (an emotion more than real thought as it happens everyday)-the theme of these massacares is that THERE IS NOBODY THAT CAN STOP THESE NUTS. Guns in the hands of qualified individuals MAY CHANGE THAT. Columbine was a "gun free zone". I guess Clebold didnt get the memo.
I dont like the idea of guns being needed at schools. I dont like the idea of school shootings. The fact remains that this happens and we must prepare for it. To not address this means we are burying our heads in the sand for next time.

Rev. DeadCorpse
October 5, 2006, 01:51 PM
There are a couple of these polls floating around today. Threads have been opened on them on both AR15.com and FreeRepublic.com as well.

Methinks the DUmmies and Brady Bunch are resorting to chicannery. Again. :barf:

DFW1911
October 5, 2006, 02:14 PM
We're still getting crushed! :cuss:

CNYCacher
October 5, 2006, 02:17 PM
The question sucks.
Sheeples: Janitors? Oh noes!!!!!111ELEVEN :what: Creepy! And with guns!

Hey CNN! Try asking the real questions in your polls:
"Do you think that teachers who are licsensed to carry concealed weapons should be prevented from doing so when they enter a school?"

Davo
October 10, 2006, 01:19 PM
This was on the Colbert report last night. Of course he made the idea of arming qualified and willing teachers sound crazy. One subtitle said "No gun left behind"

mpmarty
October 10, 2006, 02:16 PM
Perhaps I should start a new thread. If so, Moderator(s) please take appropriate action. That said, here's a thought to shove down the liberal medias throat:

There are about twice as many guns in these United States as there are automobiles.

How many children (use the media description of children to be anyone under age 21) die by automobile, by drowning, by electrocution, by fire, and finally, by firearms? I know, it's a gruesome attitude to play on the sensless deaths of innocent children (even the gang bangers who are 19 yrs old and shoot each other) but I believe if the liberal press pushes the "statistical" argument we need to point out the absurdity of their positions.

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