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POLL: If you had a choice, would you send your kids to a school with armed security?

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Perfection 6
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POLL: If you had a choice, would you send your kids to a school with armed security?

With the recent killings in CT and the request by the NRA to have armed security at every school what are your thoughts? One of those who is mocking the idea of armed security at our schools, David Gregory of NBC, sends his kids to the Sedwell School which has armed security yet he doesn't think the rest of the kids need it. Only his. Hmmm, hypocrit much Mr Gregory?

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Perfection --- 9 years ago -

With the recent killings in CT and the request by the NRA to have armed security at every school what are your thoughts?

One of those who is mocking the idea of armed security at our schools, David Gregory of NBC, sends his kids to the Sedwell School which has armed security yet he doesn't think the rest of the kids need it. Only his.

Hmmm, hypocrit much Mr Gregory? 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

Awful. The entire thought of it. But yes I would. Because as usual, we are at the mercy of the loons. I'd rather see armed security than all the teachers carrying...that was never in their job description...

And are you speaking of Sidwell Friends School? If you are, that's a uber exclusive private school. Different from a public school for the children of the plebs. 

Perfection --- 9 years ago -

Yes, thank you, the Sidwell school.

So because it is private, they should be allowed security and the "common" folks shouldn't? 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

So because it is private, they should be allowed security and the "common" folks shouldn't?


Well no, not necessarily. But private schools aren't tied to governent red tape or doing everything in lock step according to their procedures. If armed security is going to be allowed, it would be a long and arduous procedure before it got approved and sactioned. Private schools probably actually care what their paying customers want and think. And I'd guess putting in armed security for a private school would be nothing compared to a state wide/city wide change over to something like that.

I'm guessing but i think eventually all schools will have armed security. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 9 years ago -

exactly..I wouldn't assume this is a insult to us plebs-private schools make their own rules- no gov. hoops to jump thru first- 

Perfection --- 9 years ago -

Is it hypocritical of Mr Gregory using his platform on NBC to mock the NRA for wanting armed security in the schools while sending his own children to a school with security? 

FabFive --- 9 years ago -

The way the gvt currently handles health care, education, budget, military, etc would make me worry about their oversight of guns and kids together. I think kids need security at any cost, just not sure BO and his people are capable of being trustworthy enough to handle it. 

FabFive --- 9 years ago -

Of course it is hypocritical. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 9 years ago -

it's possible that Gregory doesn't appreciate the security at his children's school-he probably doesn't have much say in that- 

AngieKaye --- 9 years ago -

As I read somewhere, if we have armed guards to protect the banks, then why NOT our children?? 

FabFive --- 9 years ago -

DTD, I call BS on that!! 

Dorothy Parker --- 9 years ago -

Trained armed security, like former military or police officers. Not someone hired off the street with no experience and minimal training.

I am not for arming the teachers. If that were to happen, we would look into other options for education. 

Perfection --- 9 years ago -

it's possible that Gregory doesn't appreciate the security at his children's school-he probably doesn't have much say in that-


He absoultely does have a say, he can choose not to pay the fees to send his children there and send them to another school that does not provide security. 

Loveday --- 9 years ago -

I don't think arming teachers is appropriate, even if they are trained.

I am in favor of having security guards at schools. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 9 years ago -

a lot of assumptions being made, here- I'm not a fan of Gregory, but I have no idea what he plans to do about this-unless you have first hand knowledge about whether or not he's leaving his kids in that school, it's silly to make these statements- 

Perfection --- 9 years ago -

a lot of assumptions being made, here- I'm not a fan of Gregory, but I have no idea what he plans to do about this-unless you have first hand knowledge about whether or not he's leaving his kids in that school, it's silly to make these statements-


The security has been in place forever at the school. It is part of their advertisement and is not done just because the Obama girls go there.

The security was in place prior to these kids attending. 

Perfection --- 9 years ago -

I don't think arming teachers is appropriate, even if they are trained.

I am in favor of having security guards at schools.



Exactly Loveday. Look at all of the businesses who have armed security in place. One would think our kids/future warrant the same security. 

FabFive --- 9 years ago -

I know him first hand! :D 

kidsfan3 --- 9 years ago -

When you say armed security, are you talking about guns in holsters, there if needed? Or are you talking about guns visible across the chest of security? If in holsters, I am for it. I think the latter would bring more fear for children than not. (or even possibly a false sense of security). If it is big guns across the chest, children could worry all day that something IS going to happen. Or on the flip side, they could think that NOTHING could happen to them because there is security. And we all know we are never 100% safe. I also do not think teachers should be armed in the classroom. As far as David Gregory goes, it's not our business. He is a parent and is entitled to his own opinion when it comes to his kids and school. We all want that same option when it comes to our kids, right? As a last thought...are the school district police departments supposed to be security for our schools? Or are they only supposed to come to the school if called? 

Dorothy Parker --- 9 years ago -

Interesting points, kidsfan. I assumed holstered guns...never thought about someone standing there with an M-16 across their chest like we're in a warzone! That would be terrible for the kids. :( 

kidsfan3 --- 9 years ago -

Interesting points, kidsfan. I assumed holstered guns...never thought about someone standing there with an M-16 across their chest like we're in a warzone! That would be terrible for the kids. :(

I agree DP. I would worry if that happened it would only teach them to live in fear. :( 

Dorothy Parker --- 9 years ago -

We're already teaching our kids to live in fear with our current societal norms. Knowing where sex offenders live, being afraid of kidnappers to the point of kids rarely playing outside with friends unless it's a planned, supervised playdate. People arming themselves wherever they go "just in case." And don't ever turn on the news, because it's nothing but horrors and fear.

We're doing it to ourselves...it's extremely sad. :( 

snowprincess --- 9 years ago -

Paranoia and caution are not the same. Yes, I want to know where the registered offenders are, but the truth is for every registered one there are more that have not been caught. Kidnapping happens. We as adults know this. When some sicko want to rape and kill a child, he will. It is not fear to make sure your child is not an easy target- it is called being a parent. Our guns are always ready if we need to get to them in a hurry. Having them doesn't make me fearful- it makes me prepared.

My kids don't live in fear, they live in reality. The world has always been full of bad people. You can realize that or you can live with your head in the clouds and make yourself an easy target. 

justforfun1 --- 9 years ago -

Paranoia and caution are not the same. Yes, I want to know where the registered offenders are, but the truth is for every registered one there are more that have not been caught. Kidnapping happens. We as adults know this. When some sicko want to rape and kill a child, he will. It is not fear to make sure your child is not an easy target- it is called being a parent. Our guns are always ready if we need to get to them in a hurry. Having them doesn't make me fearful- it makes me prepared.

My kids don't live in fear, they live in reality. The world has always been full of bad people. You can realize that or you can live with your head in the clouds and make yourself an easy target.






You said it the best ever. How many people live in a make believe world where only good happens? We have evil all over and it's best to realize that. 

Smoochie and The Bean --- 9 years ago -

Armed guard at schools?

Yeah, sign me up!

I think it should be concealed though while implementing this, it should not be known which schools do and do not have armed guards. 

steinhoister2016 --- 9 years ago -

I heard the psychos in this country got together with all of the gang bangers and criminals and they held a meeting to decide if they would continue to shoot people or run them over with cars. Shooting won the vote by a very narrow margin, I'm told... 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

Turns out Gregory may be in trouble for showing up with an illegal weapon to make his point while on the air in an interview...he's being investigated by authorities. lol 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

I stand corrected, not the gun itself, but the clip...

"(Reuters) - NBC News anchor David Gregory is under investigation by police after displaying what he said was a high-capacity gun clip on Sunday's broadcast of "Meet the Press," a spokeswoman for Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday.

Gregory held up the 30-round gun magazine - barred under Washington municipal code - during a nationally broadcast interview Sunday morning with National Rifle Association Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre.

"Here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets," Gregory said as he held aloft the black cartridge, according to video posted on the network's website.

"Now isn't it possible that, if we got rid of these, if we replaced them and said ‘Well, you could only have a magazine that carries five bullets or ten bullets,' isn't it just possible that we can reduce the carnage in a situation like Newtown?" Gregory asked LaPierre.

"I don't think it's what will work,'' LaPierre responded.

The incident is "being investigated as a violation of D.C. code," said Washington Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Tisha Gant. She declined to elaborate.

Washington's municipal code prohibits possession, sale or transfer of "any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm."

The maximum penalty for conviction on such a charge is $1000 fine and a year in prison.

After the broadcast, a number of bloggers and websites questioned Gregory's actions and the legality of the gun clip.

A petition posted on the White House website calling for a charge to be brought against Gregory contained more than 7,000 e-signatures as of Wednesday morning.

An NBC spokeswoman did not immediately respond to requests for a comment." 

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