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GOP legislators propose California school districts arm teachers (LA Times)
According to the Times,
A group of Republican state lawmakers Wednesday proposed allowing school districts to spend education funds to train teachers, administrators and janitors in gun use. … [T]he lawmakers said arming school personnel would help protect campuses against violent intruders.
"The idea is to create essentially an invisible line of defense around our kids," said Assemblyman and "tea party" adherent Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino….
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"With all due respect to my Republican colleagues, that [bill] is just absolutely ludicrous," [Democratic Sen. Leland] Yee said. "I don't know of any educator who would be interested in packing a gun into a school."
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"The goal of school safety is not to see who can win a gunfight … It is to prevent shootings in the first place and keep guns out of schools" [said Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance)].
Donnelly … was once fined more than $2,200 for taking a loaded gun to Ontario International Airport….
On a still lighter note, one of our colleagues offered the following suggestion for the name of the soon-to-be-built Barranca entrance to IVC: "Dissent the Road."
That one cracked me up.
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