Crazy Republican Senator Proposes Putting National Guard In Schools

….and by crazy Republican, I mean Barbara “Don’t Call Me Ma’am” Boxer (D-Brokeifornia)

(LA Times) Federal funds would be made available to deploy National Guard troops at schools under legislation introduced Wednesday by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in response to last week’s mass slaying at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

The Save Our Schools Act would leave it to governors to decide whether to call out the National Guard and how to use troops around schools.

“Is it not part of the national defense to make sure that your children are safe?” Boxer said at Capitol Hill press conference.

Well, now, that is very interesting, and very “crazy Republican” of her. It’s not often that I agree with Babs (I do agree with many of her non-globull warming environmental stances), but this is not that bad of an idea.

Boxer said the National Guard legislation is modeled after a program in place since 1989 that allows governors to use the National Guard to aid law enforcement in anti-drug operations.  Troops could be deployed at schools, or assigned to desk jobs at police stations to free up local law enforcement to patrol schools.

All we need is one, perhaps two, armed people at the school to deter one of these crazy people who are looking to commit mass murder before suicide and get not only their 15 minutes of fame, but in the history books. Though, providing some teachers/administrators with weapons and proper training would be just as good. The guns would stay on them during school hours and be locked up in, say, the school office at the end of the shift.

OK, I’m going to patiently wait for Liberals/Democrats to attack Boxer as crazy insane like they’ve attacked any Republican/Conservative who has recommended putting armed people in schools.

The best idea comes via DaTechGuy

Let’s say a school has 100-1000 students, odds are you can find plenty of students who have grandfathers who are retired ex police, ex military, ex law enforcement etc etc etc. These are people who have used weapons, have been trained with weapons and know how to use them with responsibility.

While retirement can be pleasant one of the thing that can be hard is no longer having responsibility. Going from a position of respect to a position where people just see you as old.

There would be tons of retirees with the training and time who would jump at the chance. Heck, I bet they would do it for minimum wage. Have them work part time, like many retirees do just to keep busy. And, it is difficult for a potential mass murderer to shoot when someone else is shooting back.

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3 Responses to “Crazy Republican Senator Proposes Putting National Guard In Schools”

  1. john says:

    A wack-a-mole measure. What next? Armed guards on every school bus also? And let’s not forget that after pre screening the top 10 or 20% physically morally and mentally they are returned to us generally in worse shape then those who were initially rejected as unfit for service. Currently 45% are putting in for disability claims

  2. And what do you think of Boxer’s idea, john? And what are your ideas?

  3. Gumball_Brains says:

    ok… national guard in as an official law enforcement action is a no go. I don’t like that at all. I don’t want a military on patrol around schools.

    I say we create an SSA union. Scholastic Security Association union. Or the ASA – Academic Security Association. It will be federally run in order to get the best of the best, the best training and the best transparency, the best. They will undergo the most advanced training the world has to offer just like the TSA. They will pat-down every young blonde and early-developed child entering in voluntarily to a mandatory public school.

    My idea. Homeland Security offers security response training for free (its federal funds so yeah its free). Train a few teachers and admins as emergency response officials. I also like DaTechGuy’s idea of hiring our vets and off-duty cops.

    However, many districts already have cops stationed at the schools. That policy just needs to be enacted more broadly. But then, leave it up to each district to decide like before. You know, like the feds always do.

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