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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly wants to arm teachers

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 Packing a piece  to kill school children? Let the cops deal with police matters. Note Donnelly was busted earlier this year for packing a gun while attempting to board his flight. A felony, but all he got was a slap on the hands. I wonder how 29 Palms City Councilwoman Cora Heiser/Special Ed Teacher  feels about this legislation?

SACRAMENTO (Jan 30, 2013) – California teachers and other willing school employees would be trained to carry guns under legislation by Inland Assemblyman Tim Donnelly to allow districts to participate in a new School Marshals Program.

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January 30, 2013; 06:11 PM




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(This story was posted by Cactus Thorn contributor Branson Hunter)

"The ends do not justify the means." If you use illegal mean to accomplish a legal and even desirable result, the good result does not make the bad means you used justifiable.


  1. Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

    Good for Donnelly….. In the land of the blind, a one eyed man is king!

  2. Ed Montgomery Ed Montgomery says:

    Branson Hunter, I really like your stories, and I do appreciate you taking the time to write such good stories. Keep up the good work! Thanks a lot.

  3. Paparrazi Paparrazi says:

    Branson, your story is false from the get go. It is not illegal to carry a firearm while boarding a plane. Is Gary feeding you your uniformed story line? Second. Your rather loaded assertion that teachers are packing a piece to kill children is absurd.
    In Newtown they did let the cops deal with police matters. Result = 26 dead. I blame people like you for enabling killers.

    • Paparrazi,

      It’s like this, some of those young people are super strong in the upper grades. Should one freak-out, easily he could overpower a pistol-packing teacher… then that student will be armed when he otherwise would not.

      Moreover, a skilled police negotiator is better equipped at handling those situations, not a nervous and edgy teacher. Should numb-nuts get that legislation passed and teacher are armed in classrooms, they are not there to kill butterflies the intent is to kill kids.

      It’s not my story. It’s the Press-Enterprise story. Donnely WAS busted for a loaded firearm at the airport.

      Blaming me will certainly not cure kids that go off the deep end.

      • Paparrazi Paparrazi says:

        Branson, you have partially corrected your story by adding “loaded” firearm. In other words, he forgot to take the bullets out before handing his weapon over for inspection. It was a stupid oversight, he apologized and has never advocated that he disagreed with the law. Mute point. The bill is “Voluntary” and seeks to train any individual on how to properly care for the firearm as well as when and how to use it in case of an assault. I hope you realize that it is widely known that terrorist see classrooms as a soft target. Same with School buses. Your scenario is a real potential threat as well but it’s more likely that a crazy kid is going to bring their own gun rather than try to take it from a teacher and go crazy. Tims bill if you read anything about it is more like the sky marshall program. You don’t know who’s got the gun so the kid would need to call the psychic hotline to find out which teacher to attack and get their gun.

        • Terry Elam Terry Elam says:

          Forgot? Come on. Perhaps the trainer should start with himself.
          The kids won’t know who has the gun, they’ll simply learn to accept government dominance or follow example and bring their own.

  4. RescueGuy RescueGuy says:

    “It’s like this, some of those young people are super strong in the upper grades. Should one freak-out, easily he could overpower a pistol-packing teacher… then that student will be armed when he otherwise would not.”

    Branson, does your brain get enough air? This is one of the dumbest things I have ever read.

    • City Hall Guy’s (hiding under the name of Rescue Guy), utter nonsense seems suggest high school student haven’t the ability to overpower a gun-toting teacher. Many of these young men are tough as nails. Have you ever taught physical education, or been in a classroom?

      • RescueGuy RescueGuy says:

        Hiding? The only guy hiding here is someone who is not actually called Branson Hunter.

        Your fantasy scenarios are laughable. I’m sure a bunch of guys in Gladiator school could overpower most waif-like teachers and take their gun. But, since the big kids are probably in High School and can probably think a little bit, they would just bring their own gun to school. Why risk fighting a teacher for a weapon when there is already one in Dads closet? And yes, I have classroom experience and have seen the “tough as nails” kids up close, and I did not get the tingle out of it you are having.

  5. Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

    Is your workplace getting shot up by a crazed gunman?
    No problem — just grab a pair of scissors and fight back!
    That’s some of the helpful advice in a new instructional video from the Department of Homeland Security that was posted on the agency’s Web site just a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
    “If you are caught out in the open and cannot conceal yourself or take cover, you might consider trying to overpower the shooter with whatever means are available,” says the narrator in the video, which shows an office worker pulling scissors out of a desk drawer.

    Read more: http://patriotoutdoornews.com/5271/homeland-security-has-advice-for-confronting-mass-murders-scissors#ixzz2Jb070jgc

    • The interesting thing about this video is that the police are dealing with the crises, not armed teachers or administrator.

      • Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

        The really interesting thing is the uber-passive victims take a bullet with no defense at all….

        Average response time for a 911 call… 23 Minutes.
        Average response time for a Glock 40… 1155 Ft per Second

      • Rick Ward says:

        Our children, their teachers and school staff are locked inside compounds from which there is no ready escape route. Any nutcase with an automatic weapon can show up and create an impressive body count at will.

        Only one variable has ever been shown to reliably reduce the body count in multiple victim shootings. Armed citizens.

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