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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

McDonnell Discussion on Arming School Officials Draws Opposition

Not completely unexpected, Governor Bob McDonnell's comment yesterday that maybe it is time for a discussion about arming some school officials is drawing fire from the predictable quarters:
Sen. A. Donald McEachin, D-Henrico, Democratic caucus chairman, said, “The governor should know better than to suggest that arming citizens will solve anything.

“Maybe the governor should focus on solutions that could actually have an impact, like banning the high-capacity magazines used to inflict horrific violence upon countless American cities.”
The Virginia Education Association had a more measured response:
Meg Gruber, president of the Virginia Education Association, the state’s teachers union, said Tuesday that “In the aftermath of last week’s tragic events, we need to give careful consideration to measures to keep students safe.”
The Governor for his part made sense when he asked this rhetorical question:
“If a person like that was armed and trained could they have stopped the carnage in the classroom? Perhaps.”

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