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section31
12-18-2012, 5:04 AM
Sheepdogs for Lambs: Meaningful Action in Schools
Tragic recent events have restarted a debate in Washington about what politicians can to do to protect school children. President Obama has called for "meaningful action" to prevent killings. I agree, we need meaningful action.
As I listened to the news reports, I realized that there is nothing that politicians can do to prevent school shootings, but that doesn’t mean that nothing can be done.
Since the Gun Control Act of 1968 following the Kennedy assassination, we have seen a parade of ineffective attempts at gun control which have done nothing to prevent violence. Criminals and terrorists do not obey laws. Lawyers and legislators know little about guns and violence.
What did stop this particular coward was armed men and women. As soon as the police arrived, he killed himself. This is common in these kinds of crimes.
The question is, how do we get trained armed men and women into schools faster? A simple non-political solution is to invite off duty and retired cops to volunteer at a specific school for one or two days a month. At no cost, 15 or so volunteer cops and former cops could provide 100% armed coverage.
Police officers are armed and trained. They are authorized to carry concealed and they are motivated to protect kids. If we start with cop parents and grandparents protecting their own and mix in a few cop friends, we can do this. No legislation, no new training, we can just DO this.
Give a cop a place to sit near the door. Let them eat lunch in the cafeteria. Let them watch and help. When the wolf comes, they will know what to do.
My working name for this project is “Sheepdogs for Lambs”. I believe that the men and women who volunteer should carry concealed and be low profile. We can get International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, the National Tactical Officers Association and/or the NRA Law Enforcement Division to develop classes in the near future, but we don’t need to wait. Today, we can start making schools safer.
I would encourage school administrators to put this program in place immediately. I would tell parents and kids that there are strong and brave men and women who will be there and not hesitate to place themselves between kids and danger. I would let the community know that there is ARMED protection at the school.
Terrorist planners around the world are watching. We have seen what they did at Beslin. We have found school plans in caves in Afghanistan. Let’s step forward, not in fear, but in cold calm resolve. Never again. Not on my watch.

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VictorFranko
12-18-2012, 5:18 AM
There are three kinds of people in this world......sheepdogs, lambs and wolves.

OP, have you been to a Lt. Col. David Grossman seminar? It sounds like you have, if not, you should.
I would volunteer for one day a week at my local schools, but unfortunately, our county Sheriff has pulled this sheepdogs teeth by denying my CCW :(

TakeFive
12-18-2012, 6:33 AM
Outstanding idea. Let's push it as far as we can.

Mulay El Raisuli
12-18-2012, 6:55 AM
Outstanding idea. Let's push it as far as we can.


Agree completely. The anti-Constitutionalists have a proposal. Its not a good proposal, but it is a concrete one. The counter is not to quote the Constitution. The counter is to offer a better proposal. This is that better proposal.

I'd add detail about how the Islamists are waiting, watching our schools & planning mischief as well. Because even the most rabid anti-Constitutionalist knows that grabbing guns from lunatics ain't gonna atop al-Qaeda.


The Raisuli

choprzrul
12-18-2012, 6:57 AM
There are three kinds of people in this world......sheepdogs, lambs and wolves.

OP, have you been to a Lt. Col. David Grossman seminar? It sounds like you have, if not, you should.
I would volunteer for one day a week at my local schools, but unfortunately, our county Sheriff has pulled this sheepdogs teeth by denying my CCW :(


I feel your pain brother. I have a pro crime sheriff here also. This is what school security should look like:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kI8-utsv32M/UM-ueiz1_gI/AAAAAAAAjLQ/rsuufW-aaek/s1600/0202121.jpg

Capybara
12-18-2012, 7:02 AM
This is some innovative thinking, I like it. The terrorism angle makes total sense. I am actually surprised that we have not already seen terrorism in our schools, the GFSZ makes them the most enticing target for our enemies.

Glock22Fan
12-18-2012, 8:12 AM
Schools are private property. Would a CCW be strictly necessary, supposing the GFSZ were abolished and the authorities in approval?

I'm not opining either way, just asking.

VictorFranko
12-18-2012, 8:16 AM
Schools are private property.

Public schools are private property?

Glock22Fan
12-18-2012, 8:30 AM
Public schools are private property?


I think so. After all, the public is not allowed to freely wander about on them.

VictorFranko
12-18-2012, 8:36 AM
I think so. After all, the public is not allowed to freely wander about on them.

The schools in our community have no fences and we use the basketball courts, tennis courts, running fields all the time.
LOL, I don't hang around the elementary school when school is in session, but walk through or on school property all the time.

Untamed1972
12-18-2012, 8:38 AM
Public schools are private property?

I think so. After all, the public is not allowed to freely wander about on them.

They are "public property" the same way a jail, or a court house, or police station is. Just because it's "publicly owned" doesn't mean it's use is not restrcited.

kaligaran
12-18-2012, 9:51 AM
There are three kinds of people in this world......sheepdogs, lambs and wolves.

OP, have you been to a Lt. Col. David Grossman seminar? It sounds like you have, if not, you should.



That was my first though too. Anyone that hasn't been to a Grossman seminar should go next time he's in their area. Hands down the best seminar I've ever attended.

section31
12-18-2012, 5:53 PM
Like it on facebook "sheepdogs for Lambs" If you have a kid im school, ask your school administrator to consider this. It is legal and easy.

HowardW56
12-18-2012, 6:18 PM
The schools in our community have no fences and we use the basketball courts, tennis courts, running fields all the time.
LOL, I don't hang around the elementary school when school is in session, but walk through or on school property all the time.


That will change