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ski town USA, bike town USA, we need to add Constitutional Scholar Town USA given the number of experts in constitutional law around here.
Amazing number of constitutional scholars found here in the Yampa Valley. Instead of Wikipedia or You Tube for scholarly reference, why don't we use Justice Scalia's 2008 decision in the landmark gun control case, District of Columbia v. Heller, “nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.” The ruling also allows limitations on ownership of “dangerous and unusual” weapons that are not in “common use” — like, for example, assault weapons.
Just for reference, this is a quote from one of the most conservative Supreme Court Justices ever, in a landmark (landmark means new, definitive direction in court cases) decision on gun control laws. Just another reference, the "Supreme Court" often decides the "constitutionality" of "laws" and things. The supreme court made up of the Pilot's registered users who comment on this board see things differently than the highest court of the land and one of the most conservative justices ever, but hey, everyone's entitled to their opinion on what's constitutional. I'm sure Joe Meglen would say his interpretation of the 2nd amendment is more correct than Justice Scalia's.
Picture caption suggestion; "Routt County's well regulated militia at their quadrennial meeting discussing the plans to stop the North Koreans from quartering in their private residences."
False equivalencies are the norm for letters to the editors and the comments on the website.
More guns in school, by teachers and armed security guards, will only result in one outcome; more gun violence in schools. A gun is designed for one primary purpose. It's a lock that more guns will result in more guns in school fired accidentally with with deadly, unintended consequences. More guns in schools will also result in the escalation of incidents between student and teacher, or student and security guard, into gun violence.
Having armed guards in every school does not guarantee mass murderers will be stopped, in fact the Columbine incident shows that having two armed guards at a school may not help at all. We can count on one thing with more guns in schools, more deaths by guns in schools.
Sad to think someone's proposal to curb gun violence is more gun violence. Will having armed security guards in school and teachers with concealed weapons a) reduce gun violence in our schools, or b) increase gun violence in our schools?
Fire! Ready..., uh aim.
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