Armed Staff working in Texas

Here’s some good news for gun owners, if guns get legalized in previously illegal areas, people get used to them.

It’s been about seven months since the Argyle Independent School District began arming some staff members with concealed guns, and so far, many parents say it’s become just an afterthought.

Back in February, the district began implementing the new armed staff policy as an immediate response in an active shooter or danger situation.

The carriers remain anonymous for safety, and district leaders say they’re trained regularly and undergo mental evaluations.

Signs have also been posted at all of the district’s campuses since the policy began to warn of the rule and act as a deterrent to potential attackers.

When the policy first started, many parents said they were unsure of the move, but now it seems to have settled in for most.

On Tuesday, the majority of parents who were asked while waiting to pick up their students at Hilltop Elementary and at the school’s secondary campus said that they had grown to favor the policy.

“I think it’s kind of old news,” said Argyle graduate and nanny Katelyn Arthur, who admits to being skeptical at first. “It was kind of like, ‘Oh, that’s a little weird, you know, teachers having guns in our classrooms. I think it’s really positive, truthfully.”

“I think it’s terrific, and I think every school in America ought to be doing it,” said Argyle resident Don Hill. “I’ve talked to a few people, and the ones that I have talked to think it’s great.”

Not everyone praised the policy though.

One parent said he was very uncomfortable with the possible problems that could come from a gun being in a school, including the possibility of a carrier being disarmed in a bad situation or a student getting his or her hands on a weapon.

A few parents chose not to speak on the record on the topic, citing the controversy that still exists for the Argyle policy and the growing trend of schools considering a school marshal program.

Still, many of the parents who praised the program said that it was a shame arming teachers even had to become a conversation in the first place.

Superintendent Telena Wright said Tuesday that the Argyle program runs a little differently than many traditional marshal programs, and she’s had other superintendents asking about how it’s gone for AISD.

Wright said, so far, the response has been mostly positive and the district has worked closely to ensure that the program functions as safely and successfully as possible. She also cited the district’s new police force for helping increase security at the district in the past year and for helping to make the program work so far.

Argyle is one of a few districts to implement an armed staff policy at this point, but the Texas state legislature has come out in favor of giving districts the option of doing so by passing the Protection of Texas Children Act, which allows school marshals.


Never surrender! Even if it takes a hundred years, we shall restore all our constitutional rights eventually, starting with the Second.

Geraldo calls the 2nd Amendment “blind and stupid.”

Too bad the 2nd Amendment isn’t an illegal aliens, then Geraldo would support it:

Like I always say, the 2nd Amendment, the provision that gives every American the right to keep and bear arms, is blind and stupid. In its relentless pimping for the gun industry, the NRA has unleashed an avalanche of deadly weapons on this gun-crazy country. Just as protects access to weapons for cops and hunters, it also protects access to weapons for domestic abusers, mental patients, jerk-offs on the no-fly list, all-around dim bulbs, and now little children.

As the father of a sweet, smart nine year old daughter myself, the latest example of gross excess is the image of that pony-tailed New Jersey girl accidentally killing her gun range instructor. It is obscene and uncivilized to let a third grader shoot a fully automatic Uzi machine gun. What was she training for, revolution? Invasion? Service in the coming post-apocalyptic social disorder? Stupid, but just another of countless examples of how far into insanity we have let the gun nuts push us.

While Christine Rousselle (see source link) did a great job attacking Geraldo, I do not care for this paragraph:

I actually agree with most of Rivera’s second paragraph: it was absolutely irresponsible for a young child to be shooting an Uzi. I disagree, however, with the assertion that it is the “gun nuts” fault that the girl was on the range. It’s not uncommon at all for a child to learn to shoot at a young age, whether it be for hunting or sporting purposes. Giving an Uzi to a child, on the other hand, was absolutely ridiculous and this tragedy easily could have been avoided.”

Sweetheart, it’s not the weapon, it’s the TRAINER. As you can see in this video, lots of children have shot fully-automatic weapons with no problems whatsoever. If the trainer is bad, I don’t want that kid using a bow and arrow, or riding a bike, or scuba-diving, or horseback-riding. Bad trainers get in trouble, and I’m not saying the victim here was always a bad trainer, but in this case, he was and his mistake cost him his life.

As for Geraldo, you’d think he’d believe in due process. The “no flight list” has plenty of INNOCENT people, of course the NRA is gonna fight for law-abiding gun owners, unlike you who fights for law-breaking illegal aliens.

Size matters to gun haters


Pro-Gun folks love big signs. Anti-Gunners want tiny signs. Are gun haters ashamed of being gun haters? LOL

I’m not making this up…

Marina Lambrou, owner of the Boston Pizzeria on Woodruff Road, said she knew some of her customers had permits to carry concealed weapons before the law changed in February to allow permit holders to take their guns into establishments that serve alcohol.

…Erin Dando, leader of the South Carolina Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a gun reform group, said more businesses would prohibit guns but the new law requires the signs banning guns be 8 by 12 inches with 1-inch lettering.

“Frankly, the size requirement is alarming for business owners and it’s prevented some from putting them up,” she said. She said one business that has posted a sign has heard negative feedback from members of a gun rights organization.

Dando said other states don’t require such large signs to ban guns and she would like lawmakers to be consistent.

“I really think that would be an easy thing for them to do and that would help businesses make the decision to go ahead and post when that really is what their intent is,” she said.


So let’s see if we understand. MDA wants restaurants to ban guns, but they don’t want the signs to be big enough because of what? Lost business? And they also want South Carolina lawmakers to be “consistent” with lawmakers with other States. Does that make sense to you? That’s like asking New York City’s gun laws to be consistent with those of Chattanooga, I’m sure they would like that.

But let’s end on a positive note.

Thom Berry, a spokesman for the State Law Enforcement Division, said he wasn’t aware of any incidents involving concealed weapons permit holders and businesses that serve alcohol under the new law.

Sgt. Jennings Autrey, a spokesman for the Greenville County Sheriff’s office, also said he wasn’t aware of any such incidents.

Board members of the South Carolina Restaurant and Hotel Association said they think the new law hasn’t produced any problems.

Isn’t that interesting? The people that probably opposed the law now admit it hasn’t caused any problems.

Shooting in New Zealand’s Welfare Office



In New Zealand, self-defense is not considered a valid reason to have a pistol.

So this is what you get:

A man has discharged a firearm in the Ashburton Work and Income new Zealand (WINZ) office this morning.

The incident happened at the WINZ office on the corner of Cass and Moore streets.

Police said in a statement that the man left the scene on a push bike and should not be approached.

Locals were advised to take precautions and stay indoors.

Anyone with information should contact Christchurch police on 03 363 7300, or could provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Only in New Zealand do the bad guys ride away with bikes. Stay indoors, locals, the State will protect you. LOL

Gunwoman scares batmen


You can’t teach men not to abduct, but you can pull a gun when they do.

It happened along a walking path in 0Lancaster.

Dinah Burns is licensed to carry a concealed gun, but she’d only recently started taking her weapon while walking her dog.

Based on what happened, it looks like she’ll make a point of carrying from now on.

“I think if they’d gotten any closer, I probably would have fired,” said Burns.

It was Monday when Burns was on a footpath near Sanderson Elementary School.

“Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said ‘You’re coming with us’.”

The men weren’t deterred by Dinah’s dog Gracie.

“I said, ‘Well, what do you want?,’ and as I was saying that I reached in to my pocket and slipped my gun out, slipped the safety off as I pulled it out.  As I was doing that the other gentleman came toward me and raised the baseball bat.  And, I pointed the gun at them and said, ‘I have this and I’m not afraid to use it.’”

The men took off and so far have eluded police.  Dinah posted about the incident on Facebook to alert friends and neighbors, to criticism by some.

“Most of the males’ opinion was, ‘Why didn’t you shoot them?’”

Easy to second-guess a decision made under pressure, based on her concealed carry training, and police agree.

“To get out of a situation, back out, get out of it as much as you can without having to discharge your firearm.”

“I will say it’s a good thing to go from a place of danger to a place of safety, however you get that done,” said Sgt. Matt Chambers, Lancaster Police.

“Very thankful that it turned out the way it did, and hope it doesn’t happen again, but I will be prepared.”

Dinah says she hopes others will be prepared, too.

She says she only remembers that her assailants were young men, both of them white.