Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to use his posse. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu wants to arm willing principals.
Sheriff Arpaio said his plan is similar to the posse he started in 1993 to patrol area malls. Arpaio said his posse members have more than 100 hours of firearms training and will probably carry Glock handguns.
Arpaio also said they will wear similar uniforms and drive similar cars as full fledged deputies so the bad guys can’t tell the difference. “These aren’t just regular citizens playing with guns at schools,” said Arpaio. He plans to start his program next week.
Sheriff Babeu said we have created “sitting duck zones” at schools and said training and arming principals who are willing is the best way to help protect students and teachers. “Why not use these people we trust if they are willing to protect themselves and our children?” he said.
Sheriff Babeu said he does not think limiting gun ownership or automatic weapons is the answer.
Sheriffs Joe Arpaio and Paul Babeu have different plans for protecting Arizona schools
My sister went to Yale, where you can’t step off campus without getting attacked. I went to ASU and partied with gorgeous women in bikinis. People in Connecticut think they are so much smarter than people in Arizona.
This need be done carefully. A similar attempt in Italy ended up with “posses” becoming objects of ridicule as being composed of losers and the borderline sociopaths.
Arizona has a long tradition of posses
I love Joe.. he is a tremendously valuable individual to his community and society as a whole.
GO JOE GO!!!
While house hunting in Phoenix this fall, I saw a sign re-elect Joe Arpaio, asked my Reality agent who this guy was, and she indicated he was a no nosense sheriff, and that everyone like him, and some of the good things he had done….
A high powered rifle, on display, might deter attacks.
A single, well placed shot, will end it.
(where are these psychos coming from ?)
I’d say that when people can say things like “Let’s arm school officials”, and not be shouted down as ignorant fools, is a tacit admission from the Left that they know their fantasies of ‘gun-free zones’ has been tested, and found tragically wanting.
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