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Do You Want Armed Guards in Easton Schools?

The NRA on Friday called for every school in the country to have armed guards. Is that a solution?

Earlier this week -- in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting -- we asked if Easton should restore security guards to its elementary schools.

On Friday, the National Rifle Association said that needs to happen in every school in the nation. And not just guards, but guards with guns. 

"Can't we afford to put a police officer in every single school?" asked NRA president Wayne LaPierre.

That's a question school officials will be asking in the next few weeks. (Easton Area High School in Palmer Township and Easton Area Middle School in Forks Township already have armed police officers, the Express-Times noted Friday.)

Is LaPierre's suggestion something all schools need to adopt? Take our poll, and tell us in the comments. 

Alexis Yamrus December 26, 2012 at 05:39 PM
You say can we afford an armed police man in every school, what price do you put on a child. I have a suggestion. There are hundreds of retired police and military men out there that I'm sure would be willing to donate their time if asked. Did anyone ever think of that.
BytraWatches December 26, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Hmmm, let's see, The president sends his kids to a school (Sidwell Friends School)where there are 11 armed guards, not counting the secret service agents. The loudest caller for gun control and keeping guns out of schools, MSNBC's David Gregory also sends his kids to the same school. In fact just about every senator and congressman as well as most of the elites from major corporations and the banking industry sends their kids to a school that has armed guards. But should we the people have armed guards at our schools for our kids? Not according the David Gregory and the others calling for gun control. What do you think? A police officer (can be retired) or ex-military person guarding your kids sound like a safe idea? It sure does to me. I can remember back in the sixties and seventies before Israel armed their teachers with fully automatic weapons of the attacks in their schools. Funny how you don’t hear about those types attacks anymore. But here in America where we have gun free safe zones in all schools except where the elites send their kids there is now one attack after another because the police are just a few minutes away. Wake up America, guns can be dangerous, but they can also save lives in the right hands. Don’t let a political agenda be the reason your kids are not safe while both sides of the isle have their kids protected by guns.

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