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Massad Ayoob on Guns

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Archive for December 26th, 2012

Massad Ayoob


Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Media hysteria did not abate much over the holiday, and is still in full sway.

Here is a voice of reason from the left:

Now comes a claim from Israel that their school security program is nothing like what NRA is talking about:

For Heaven’s sake: They say they have armed security in their schools, and NRA is demanding armed security in ours.  The difference there is exactly…what?

Dr. David Schiller’s interview with Jews for Preservation of Firearms Ownership, , makes it clear that the armed schoolteachers in the Israeli program were trained by their civil guard, the mishmar esrachi. This is directly on point to what I’m recommending: no one is saying “give guns to untrained people and make them pretend they’re cops.”  A proper armed teacher program as I see it would be analogous to our country’s fabulously successful FFDO program, the armed pilots who take their own time off to go through the training to become Federal Flight Deck Officers, equipped with loaded HK .40 caliber pistols.

Israel has armed security in their schools?  Damn right.  And if our schools train staff members who volunteer for such a program, they will be armed for security and will therefore BE – Duh! – “armed security.”

Edited 12/28/12 to add: Fox News has just released confirmation that there are, indeed, still armed teachers in Israeli schools: .


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