Saturday, August 17, 2013

WA:Spokane Schools arm Some Staff

Eight months after National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre was excoriated in the media for proposing armed security officers in public schools as a response to the Sandy Hook shooting, the Spokane Spokesman-Review revealed Wednesday that schools in that city could have armed staff by January.

The newspaper said 13 district employees who are already commissioned peace officers, could be on patrol in the schools, carrying sidearms. According to the story, armed school “resource officers” is one of several proposals okayed by the school district following the Newtown massacre.

But does this announcement suggest an exercise in hypocrisy is underway regarding LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president, and the idea that was ridiculed almost universally by liberal media pundits and gun

prohibitionists?More at Seattle Gun Rights Examiner

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