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house Bill H.R. 6975

Should Schools Be Able to Buy Security Equipment From the Military?

Argument in favor

The threat of gun violence in schools is a source of stress for students and parents. Giving schools access to military-grade equipment will allow them to better protect their students, ensuring safe learning environments and peace for mind for students and parents.

Matthew's Opinion
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11/10/2018
Of course. Protection for the young people of our nation is a must. If we don’t possess guns, then we cannot protect ourselves from people with guns. Gun control would take away protection from law abiding people. Criminals and psychos will get guns whether they are legal or not. This bill is not militarizing schools. It is giving schools the ability to access more protection. So what do we want? It’s the OPTION of more protection or it’s being FORCED to give up the 2nd amendment. I choose less governmental control over our personal freedom.
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Jeffrey's Opinion
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11/10/2018
Gun free zones are the most common target of mentally deranged mass shooters. Eliminate gun free zones!
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Robert's Opinion
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11/10/2018
Retired teacher here: TSA screening devises, locker down campuses, visitor name tags, NOT GUNS for teachers or principals, cyber protection too
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Argument opposed

The militarization of schools creates an atmosphere of fear that’s harmful to students’ ability to learn. The actual risk of gun violence in schools is quite small, at less than 0.5% of schools reporting incidents in the 2015-2016 school year.

Penelope's Opinion
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11/10/2018
Schools are not military zones nor should they be treated as such. Schools are supposed to be a place where you set your mind free to explore and learn. A place of personal, emotional, and intellectual growth. NOT a place where terror reigns and a military style presence inhibits growth and learning. This is an absurd proposition and should be scuttled to the trash heap. More guns and military equipment are not the solution to gun violence. Proper regulations and the ENFORCEMENT of those regulations are.
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Sync's Opinion
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11/10/2018
The militarization of schools creates an atmosphere of fear that’s harmful to students’ ability to learn. Common sense gun control is needed, not military hardware.
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Abbi's Opinion
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11/10/2018
Give us fuckin’ gun control instead of militarizing our schools! No more crazy incels being allowed to buy guns!! no more gun toting racist/wife beaters taking out his problems on a synagogue, mosque, school, church, concert, mall... enough is enough! Universal background checks! Reasonable gun laws! It’s practically a mass shooting a day!!
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    Of course. Protection for the young people of our nation is a must. If we don’t possess guns, then we cannot protect ourselves from people with guns. Gun control would take away protection from law abiding people. Criminals and psychos will get guns whether they are legal or not. This bill is not militarizing schools. It is giving schools the ability to access more protection. So what do we want? It’s the OPTION of more protection or it’s being FORCED to give up the 2nd amendment. I choose less governmental control over our personal freedom.
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    Schools are not military zones nor should they be treated as such. Schools are supposed to be a place where you set your mind free to explore and learn. A place of personal, emotional, and intellectual growth. NOT a place where terror reigns and a military style presence inhibits growth and learning. This is an absurd proposition and should be scuttled to the trash heap. More guns and military equipment are not the solution to gun violence. Proper regulations and the ENFORCEMENT of those regulations are.
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    The militarization of schools creates an atmosphere of fear that’s harmful to students’ ability to learn. Common sense gun control is needed, not military hardware.
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    Give us fuckin’ gun control instead of militarizing our schools! No more crazy incels being allowed to buy guns!! no more gun toting racist/wife beaters taking out his problems on a synagogue, mosque, school, church, concert, mall... enough is enough! Universal background checks! Reasonable gun laws! It’s practically a mass shooting a day!!
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    Gun free zones are the most common target of mentally deranged mass shooters. Eliminate gun free zones!
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    How could Congressmen propose filling schools with equipment used in wars without addressing the true issue: guns. If they truly wished to assist students, they would enact legislation mandating waiting periods and background checks and end the right to concealment. Adding more guns to a growing problem can never be the solution.
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    These are schools, not war zones. If you are so interested in stopping school/mass shooter violence, ban guns! It’s not a complicated idea. All the mass shootings have one thing in common: guns. How hard is it to understand?
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    How about we try some gun control laws first.
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    Schools are institutions of learning, not military instillations. Address the problem: guns. Guns in your home for protection only. The per version of weapon ownership is out of control in this country.
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    Absolutely not. It’s a public school, not a military base. This isn’t that hard guys.
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    Retired teacher here: TSA screening devises, locker down campuses, visitor name tags, NOT GUNS for teachers or principals, cyber protection too
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    No. We don't need RPG's, Bazooka's, grenades, Gatling guns, and the likes in schools! What a dumb ass concept. Next, we'll be arming toddlers! Our elected officials need to get a backbone and stand up for gun control.
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    This is one of the worst considerations I’ve heard!! Why in God’s name should we even NEED arms in a school?? This is just another way to keep the arms manufacturers and the NRA rich. It’s an abhorrent and detestable solution to the mass slaughters going on in our country. When you have cowards running the country, it seems the answer is always more guns.
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    No, schools should be buying books, science equipment, paying teachers, repairing the schools, feeding the students who can’t have a proper meal, paying for school supplies, and the list goes on. The government needs to pass laws that prevent access to assault weapons, do background checks, and the like.
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    This will only make students aware that schools are not safe and also evades the talk about real gun control.
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    I oppose this bill. Militarization of police is bad enough, and now we want to militarize our schools? Absolutely not. I can see this escalating school shooters into arming themselves with weapons and ammunition that can do even more harm. Keep our schools as community buildings devoted to learning, not castles with armed teachers whose mission is protecting first, teaching second.
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    They shouldn’t have the need. Wtf is wrong with this country? Your need to feel like John Wayne to compensate for your other shortcomings is more important than having schools that aren’t war zones?
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    Our children should not be learning in this kind of environment! Schools are not military zones! Pass an assault weapons ban! Pass red flag laws! Pass a universal background check bill! Get weapons out of the hands of criminals and people with mental issues!
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    There is a much cheaper-simpler-safer solution. Over the next election cycle vote out every candidate that has a good nra rating and does not support gun control. Gun control too is simple. Keep your guns but only at hunting clubs & ranges. To get one you have to pass extensive checks including mental health and undergo training.
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    Our schools need to create fertile ground for young minds to learn, not a place of fear and intimidation!
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