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EDITOR:

Wendy Schultz, in her column, “Something To Think About,” wrote about South Dakota arming their teachers as “sentinels” and gave many arguments why this was not a good idea. Her approach was based on a fallacious assumption, that the firearm would be unloaded, separated from the ammunition and in a safe place. This is about as clear thinking as having empty fire extinguishers in case of a fire.

The firearm should be on the person of the sentinel and loaded, ready to use. Not in the desk, not in a locked box, not in a “safe” place, not in a purse but instantly ready to use. Of course, the teacher would be trained and be proficient in the use of the firearm. This would provide safety for the wards of the teacher that is not provided by an armed officer outside the school or a sign proclaiming the school to be a gun free zone. I think that Wendy should rethink her position based on realities and not fuzzy thinking.

BYRON MOBUS
Cameron Park

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  • cookie65July 22, 2013 - 7:21 am

    Well said Byron. It seems that Wendy is not interested in the fact that those who gave us the gun-free zone experiment and then turned around and used the failure of that experiment as a means of advancing their political agenda all send their kids to schools with heavily armed guards. That is just part and parcel to leftist privilege. If they wanted to experiment with gun free zones they should have started with all federal and government buildings and not the public schools where they require under penalty of law for peoples children to attend completely defenseless.

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