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12/28/2012 6:01:00 AM
Kingman letters: An insult to teachers

Once again, Lori Gabriel-Dane speaks out for the liberals! What an insult to teachers! "To pit a scared, trembling teacher ...." Come on Lori, give your teachers some credit! I'm sure you will find many teachers who are "shooters" (what a ridiculous title) and are not only willing but fully capable of carrying a firearm.

But going further, did you know an AR-15 shoots a bullet the size of a .22 and only at semi-auto cyclic speed? I can shoot my revolver just as fast. How about the "high-capacity magazine"? If you carry three, 10-round magazines, that gives you the same amount as one, 30-round magazine. What are you going to do while the bad guys take one second to reload?

Gun owners are not fanatical about their guns, they are fanatical about keeping their rights - to own guns, to carry them, and to protect their communities. Remember, the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun!

Paul De Nubilo

Kingman


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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: our own worst enemy Mr. C,

Arm teachers? equates, to arming crossing guards in my book. The ramification of such an action on our part, could lead us down a road that clearly, we should not be going down. Law enforcement is just that, trained law men who's only interest and training is keeping a sharp eye out for the out laws, is that what we seriously want our teachers to be doing in the class room?

In just a few months, my oldest grand daughter will be joining the ranks of those educators, who I personal hold to a very high standard of conduct. Carrying a weapon does not go along with those high ideals. Knowing her as I do, the catastrophic impact it could make on her to take a life, is for me, in it's self, very troubling. The college she attends, experiences a trouble young man, who entered the school grounds and took life's, armed with a shotgun. To-date, other measure have been put in place, that have so far been effective. Full proof? not by any stretch of the imagination.

As I have advocated here before, before some deranged individual could enter a house of learning and harm anyone, he/she would find that next to impossible. getting in the class room, halls, cafeteria Ect impossible!!





Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: V Stokes

@Tj
"That being said, an ar15 doesnt shoot a bullet the same size as a .22, the .223 projectile is about 3 times bigger, but what does that even matter??"

.22 Long Rifle bullet -.222 dia, 40 gr wt.
Nato SS109 bullet- .224 dia, 62 gr wt.
Of course the Nato rd is a jacketed steel core and about 3 times faster....but it is not 3 times bigger.

Of course this is not salient to the discussion, but incorrect info is not good, no matter where it comes from.


Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: Good Point

@ Tj Denton

"That being said, an ar15 doesnt shoot a bullet the same size as a .22, the .223 projectile is about 3 times bigger, but what does that even matter??"

I agree. I'll be a criminal right next to you. Don't forget, the AR15 also comes in a .308 cal. Much bigger than a .22. However, a well placed round from a .22 with a hollow point round does do quite a bit of damage also.


Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: Just A Thought

First let me say, I don’t believe arming our teachers is the answer. I know there are some out there that wouldn’t mind the extra responsibility. However, if anything I’d rather see them with Tasers, pepper spray and such. I’ll say this, I don’t know the answer. It did however make me think what other resources do they have during the day that could be utilized. How about the janitors, maintenance workers, and a big one that came to mind is “bus drivers”. Seriously! What are bus drivers doing from the time they drop off their students to the time they pick them up. As I said, I don’t know. It’s just a thought so now I’ll wait for everyone to bash, poke, and what other criticism that comes my way from the usual pundits.

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

Armed teachers! Interesting idea but just today a irate fellow in a police station took a law enforcement officers gun and shot three, he did get shot in the end! Having a gun is fine, but there is a old saying gun fights, its not how fast one draws a gun, its how straight one shoots, and I can just imagine a teacher, unbattle tested under fire, drawing their gun calmly and shooting straight enough to keep themselves alive let alone their kids under their care! Give me a combat veteran who has been under fire, will not wet themselves when the bullets start flying!

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: Tj Denton

Once assault rifles and high cap magazines are outlawed, then ill be a criminal i suppose. Why dont you all go ask 1937 german jews if looking back they would have given their guns up. Any person that wants to ban any type of weapon is not only a coward, but a coward with no common sense, you think the government will protect you?? You live in a fantasy land!!! That being said, an ar15 doesnt shoot a bullet the same size as a .22, the .223 projectile is about 3 times bigger, but what does that even matter??

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“The whole gun ban argument is so senseless.”

The whole argument that there are serious discussions taking place in this country about a “whole gun ban” is what is senseless. Changes are coming, but it will not be a total gun ban.


Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: S V

There are so many things not right about the comment by fox hound. In the first place, The second amendment is not about hunting. "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
The forefathers could not have imagined the modern firearms but allowed the ability to carry said arms. It is to guarantee a free and safe state not for shooting deer. Teachers have been armed, like pilots, in other countries to good effect. Now, I don't believe we need armed teachers to that extent since there are many who do not have the skills or knowledge necessary to be armed. As well as the respect and knowledge students need to have to not wrestle a teacher to the ground and take said gun away. There is no clear answer but, restricting guns is not the best option. Criminals always find a way to get a gun. Look at Mexico.


Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

Well, Paul hit ever one of the NRA talking points. Good job. Too bad that many Americans, including NRA members, do not agree with them.

Chnages are coming and no amount of pro-NRA rants are going to stop them. Maybe seeing the value of assualt weapon bans, high capacity clip restirctions and not supporting for cop-killer bullets might, in retropsect, have staved off the anger by so many Americans.

You are not going to have your "weapons taken away by Obama,' but changes are coming.


Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: Linda Athens

The whole gun ban argument is so senseless.

I see today's headlines have Chicago hitting it's 500th homicide this year. Strict gun control there. That should tell Lori something and pretty much says it all.

Supposedly, the real intent is to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally unbalanced but I wonder if that includes liberals who consistently want to take guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens so the only people having them will be lawbreakers, the evil and the unbalanced. That would make liberals included in the unbalanced wouldn't it?

And the idea that anything that LOOKS scary or is black is an assault weapon is ridiculous. Are you listening Diane Feinstein?

I was attacked on Christmas day by an assault turkey roasting pan. Taking the lid off to let him brown, I was attacked by the lid and have the 3rd degree burns to prove it. Was going to destroy the lid but I will need it again next Tuesday for the ham.


Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: Rick O'Shea

She claims she is a gun owner and only against certain guns. Now then, if you are white and don't like Obama your called a racist by some liberals including L. G - D., and if you say I am not a racist I have black friends, well you still get called a racist. Well LG-D, your an anti gun nut, even if you own a gun.

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: The Fox Hound

Thanks Paul your letter supports the NRA position almost word for word, and I'm sure a lot of people in Kingman feel the same way. I don't have a problem with Kingman teachers who on their own time want to carry a gun for their own protection but to assume that they want to take on this burden of protecting their students from armed lunatics with AK 47's is just insane. I would remind you Paul that there were armed guards at quite a few shootings in the past and they were not able to stop the mayhem. I'm a gun owner since the age of 18 and I believe in the 2nd amendment, but technology has surpassed the law of the land. Todays weapons are far beyond what the forefathers could have imagined. I also know that many of you think the constitution is like the bible but unlike the bible the framers but in a way to change and update the law as they knew things would change in the future. I would have no problem with you carrying around a musket because that is what the forefathers were talking about when they wrote the amendment.


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