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Texas schoolteachers may carry guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PhilA, Aug 15, 2008.

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  1. PhilA

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    A small voice of reason begins in Texas.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5945430.html

    "When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that's when all of these shootings started. Why would you put it out there that a group of people can't defend themselves? That's like saying 'sic 'em' to a dog," Thweatt said in Friday's online edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

    Nice. About time somebody said something that resembles the kind of thinking this country was founded on.
     
  2. Deer Hunter

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    God Bless Texas.
     
  3. Macpherson

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    God Bless Texas! It's getting harder and harder to come up with reasons not to move there :D
     
  4. LeonCarr

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    Finally, somebody being proactive instead of overreactive.

    I love being a Texan.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  5. Mainsail

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    Sheesh, it just happened in another thread. The story linked changed. It’s no big drama to paste the text in:
     
  6. Seminole

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    :rolleyes:

    Good for the Harrold Independent School District. May their tribe increase.
     
  7. Autolycus

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    I believe it is legal in Oregon for people to carry in a school building. However staff may lose their jobs if they do.
     
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    Makes me want to move!
     
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    Email him!!!!

    I think we should ALL send HUGE KUDOS to Harrold Independent School District Superintendent David Thweatt. You can bet your life the gun-grabbers are hammering him by email and by phone. We need to counter the grabbers lest Sup. Thweatt be discouraged.

    His email: david.thweatt@harroldisd.net

    Thweatt has guts, and as the Gunny said, “….guts is enough.”
     
  11. bdickens

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    Title of this thread is misleading.
     
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    All I can say, "D.C., Chicago, and San Fran-sicko: What do you think about Texas?" :cool:
     
  13. springmom

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    I love it. God bless Texas.

    Springmom
     
  14. threefeathers

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    This will spread, the West and South. Even CA in Kern County will eventually do it.
     
  15. FCFC

    FCFC Has Never Owned a Gun

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    Way to optimistic, IMO.

    Too many obstacles, big ones too, that will limit the diffusion of the Harrold experiment.

    I wouldn't be surprised if even the Harrold effort would be postponed or rescheduled before August 25. Or suspended shortly after it was actually started...
     
  16. Medusa

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    Thank you for the good decision. As it's a small world, it does affect us here too, positively. "A weapon is a sign of a free man".

    It might be a small step, but it is in the right direction, that's what counts.
     
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    I wasn't born a Texan but I got here as soon as I could :)

    I'd like to see this move up to College's as well but instead of just teachers, maybe CCL Students could do some good
     
  19. TexasRifleman

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    Not yet but our Governor and several legislators are calling for it.

    We expect to see some legislation on this as soon as they reconvene.
     
  20. Eric F

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    what does
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    Color has no bearing on the common pot head:banghead:
     
  21. Triphammer

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    Quoted from article "It was unclear how many of the 50 or so teachers and staff members will be armed this fall because Thweatt did not disclose that information, ".

    Doesn't matter. As a school that is not a " Free Kill Zone" they are already safer than any other school in the country.
     
  22. ilbob

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    even if no teacher ever carries.
     
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    Geez, it must be a weird world to live in where you blame Geo. W. for everything. He just controls your world, huh? And FYI, Texas led before Geo W., and the laws to execute more were passed by the LEGISLATURE. Go learn something about representative government.

    The majority of us don't mind leading the nation.
     
  24. Joe Demko

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    Then it should make you happy that Texas has one of the highest crime rates of the fifty states, if you want to crow about leading. Whatever else may be said about Texas laws, the numbers do not indicate that they reduce crime.
    As a teacher, this initiative pleases me. I taught in Laredo for several years. It was a crazy, violent place. Legal carry at work would have been a real plus.
     
  25. azhunter122

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    That's great news, what about the citezens though?
     
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