Sheriff Joe step's up

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Nightshade, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Nightshade

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    PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona sheriff has announced plans to deploy an armed volunteer posse to protect Phoenix-area students in the wake of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio tells KTVK-TV he has the authority to mobilize private citizens to fight crime but hasn't talked to specific districts.

    He says he doesn't plan to put posse members inside schools but will have them posted around the perimeters.

    Arpaio is known as one of the nation's most high-profile supporters of strict U.S.-Mexico border policy.

    His plan announced Thursday comes after two other Arizona officials released ideas for boosting school security.

    Attorney General Tom Horne proposed firearms training for one person in each school. And Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu proposed training multiple educators per school to carry guns.
  2. hermannr

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    I say that any school staff that wants to carry, should, and should not be restricted. Same goes for the parents of the students or other interested persons....Remember, those with evil intent do not care what the law is.
  3. Rich7944

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    When I go on school grounds legal or not I carry. I typically just go and pick up my kid but even going in the school I have my gun on me.

    It will be a sad day when Sheriff Joe Arpaio passes away or retires. That is one tough son of a bubblegum, good for him for setting an example. I would love to hang with that guy for a week and see what a hard asss he is.

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