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CA School Purchases Colt LE6940 Rifles For School Police Officers

A CA school just added 14 Colt rifles for protection of their kids. Brilliant!

Rifles for school? But, but, but, rifles for school is a bad thing, isn’t it? How will those kids be safe with rifles for school? Isn’t that what that crazy-assed psycho Wayne LaPierre wanted? *gigglesnort*

 

(Hey, what can protect our kids? THIS can protect our kids! Beautiful, beautiful weapon, indeed!)

A school in California (!) has purchased 14 Colt LE6940 rifles for school police officers. Yes. I said California. Not Texas. California. I reckon even one of the most liberal States in our Union still cares about their kids enough to put rifles in school.

Good for them! This is what happens when people actually want to protect their kids against future Adam Lanzas. This, m friends, is arming the good guys with better guns than the bad guys have. Freaking amazing that this is in California, but there it is.

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.

–Some parents and students, however, reacted with alarm to the news that school resource officers were being issued the rifles during their shifts. 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 before checking the weapon back in to the school police headquarters each night.

–Fontana is a city of about 200,000 people east of Los Angeles.

“I came from a teaching background, and it’s appalling to think that we’d have to have security officers — let alone armed police officers — on our campuses. But the bottom line is … everybody has anxiety over school safety right now,” Olsen-Binks said. “Our police officers said they would take a bullet for these kids and because they are willing to put their lives on the line, they need to be equipped for all scenarios.”

But these school police officers are also very equipped to specifically handle any future Adam Lanza wanna-be from showing up, looking to make a name for himself. Boom.

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Bill Hillman January 24, 2013 at 04:53 PM
If a defender need these, how is the need for Joe Citizen any different. Most Armalite-style Rifle (AR stands for Armalite Rifle and NOT Assault Rifle) owners would call this hypocrisy. IN NY state, RETIRED LEO's are complaining about magazine restrictions impacting their safety. How is a home or business owners needs any less impacted?
Bill Hillman January 24, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Why do the cops need a sniper capable military rifle good at 1800 feet? http://www.colt.com/ColtLawEnforcement/Products/ColtAdvancedLawEnforcementCarbine.aspx
Bill Hillman January 24, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Mr. Borsch, One of the bravest persons on this planet, the Principal of SHES, threw herself at a hail of fire. Had her and other staff's 2A rights not been infringed, one can only guess what might have been an alternate outcome had someone in that school been able to fight back effectively. I can only speculate, sensitive to that most on these blogs hate speculation... is that some would still have died,but far fewer. Horrible still, but the perp might have been stopped. So while some blame the weapon used, I'm angry and frustrated that the very common sense suggestions made by the NRA has been so vilified. It does take a good guy as it's been said. But militarizing local police seems extreme and excess. I have t think sidearms would be plenty, as would the uncertainty of who might provide an armed response (staff trained). Then again, I don't profess to being a security or a firearms expert.
Bill Hillman January 24, 2013 at 07:28 PM
The likelihood of any recommendation to allow school staff's enjoyment of their rights under the 2nd being implemented is zero. They will consider trained security guards and cops, but not staff. As Mr. Lanza was a psychotic and deranged soul (according to all news reports), I can't begin to guess what was on his alleged "mind". I am reluctant to accept the notion of a militarized police force. We will have to disagree on that point.
Bill Hillman January 24, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Today, very little difference between today's SWAT and certain military tactics, but if you compare now vs pre 9/11, you would see a great deal of federal aid equiping even small departments with armored personel carriers and weapons used in war vs what had been "normal" civilian policing. I'm simply stating a discomfort with that level of armaments when the military is not supposed to be the domestic police. As more of policing becomes under central or federal control, there will be only semantic differences to distinguish any Posse Comitatus restrictions.But that's an entirely different rabbit hole.
Paula Antolini January 25, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Read this article (see link below) then decide. It brings up some excellent points and also describes the different types of guns in detail, just so everyone knows what we are talking about. http://1389blog.com/2012/12/23/larry-correia-refutes-the-gun-controllers-once-and-for-all/

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