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Old 01-24-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Fontana, Calif., schools get AR15's

Guess those "guns in schools" crazies might have been onto something..

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) The high-powered semiautomatic rifles recently shipped to school police in this Southern California city look like they belong on a battlefield rather than in a high school, but officials here say the weapons could help stop a massacre like the one that claimed the lives of 26 students and educators in Connecticut just weeks ago.

Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt LE6940 rifles last fall, and they were delivered the first week of December a week before the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Over the holiday break, the district's 14 school police officers received 40 hours of training on the rifles. Officers check them out for each shift from a fireproof safe in the police force's main office.

http://news.yahoo.com/fontana-calif-...184934771.html
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I saw this yesterday.

So each officer is going to carry one of these??
To possibly shoot down one armed offender?

Seems a bit overkill.
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It's a start....but here's the problem:

The officers split their time between 44 schools in the district and keep the rifles in a safe at their assigned school or secured in their patrol car each day

To me, this is just another "feel good" measure, but from the other side. What good does this do if a gunman gets to a school and it take and officer 5 minutes to run from his location, to the gun safe (or his car), then to where the shooter is? Damage is already done and the shooter will have offed himself, if previous situations are any indication as to how future events may go. And, if the shooter is half smart, he'll know when the officers are at the school and when they're not, and just plan "accordingly." 14 officers and 44 schools, you do the math.

I'm not saying this isn't PART of the solution, I'm just saying there are holes in the plan.
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It's a start....but here's the problem:

The officers split their time between 44 schools in the district and keep the rifles in a safe at their assigned school or secured in their patrol car each day

To me, this is just another "feel good" measure, but from the other side. What good does this do if a gunman gets to a school and it take and officer 5 minutes to run from his location, to the gun safe (or his car), then to where the shooter is? Damage is already done and the shooter will have offed himself, if previous situations are any indication as to how future events may go. And, if the shooter is half smart, he'll know when the officers are at the school and when they're not, and just plan "accordingly." 14 officers and 44 schools, you do the math.

I'm not saying this isn't PART of the solution, I'm just saying there are holes in the plan.
Just when I'm beginning to write you off...
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I saw this yesterday.

So each officer is going to carry one of these??
To possibly shoot down one armed offender?

Seems a bit overkill.
They don't even CARRY them...they're locked away. I can see the point of them saying that regular service handguns aren't enough against a shooter in body armor.
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They don't even CARRY them...they're locked away. I can see the point of them saying that regular service handguns aren't enough against a shooter in body armor.
Yes. I had to go back and re-read it.
What more could you expect from a CA shool?
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I'm more reasonable than the caricature of me that you have created.
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I'm more reasonable than the caricature of me that you have created.
You'd HAVE to be.
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