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Vote now: CNN poll on arming teachers

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RNB65, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. RNB65

    RNB65 Well-Known Member

    Another poll -- this one on a proposal to arm school teachers and staff. Scroll down to the lower right corner. Vote away!

  2. carlrodd

    carlrodd Well-Known Member

    apparently not everyone from the high road is awake yet:) ...12% yes, 88% no
  3. BigFatKen

    BigFatKen Well-Known Member

    results 9:53 CDT vote faster

    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
  4. Keith Wheeler

    Keith Wheeler Well-Known Member

    Interesting that it hasn't changed seven minutes later....makes you wonder if they "votes" are real.
  5. xd9fan

    xd9fan Well-Known Member

    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???

  6. RNB65

    RNB65 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    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.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2006
  8. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    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.
  9. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    I just voted yes. right now at 16%. Schools are an easy target because they are weaponless. This reaction makes a lot of sense.
  10. silhanek

    silhanek Well-Known Member

    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
  11. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    Can't vote Yes.:(
  12. Lupinus

    Lupinus Well-Known Member


    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.
  13. ProguninTN

    ProguninTN Well-Known Member


    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 ?
  14. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Well-Known Member

    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.

  15. James T Thomas

    James T Thomas Well-Known Member

    testing the waters

    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?
  16. thumper723

    thumper723 Well-Known Member

    Yes 17% 4073 votes

    No 83% 19301 votes
    Total: 23374 votes

    I just voted YES.
  17. 220_Swift

    220_Swift Well-Known Member

    Yes 17% 4073 votes
    No 83% 19301 votes

    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.
  18. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. akodo

    akodo Well-Known Member

    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!
  20. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Well-Known Member

    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.

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