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    Glock, Paper, Scissors: Armed Guard Stops Atlanta School Shooter, DHS Buys 7,000 AR-1

    Glock, Paper, Scissors: Armed Guard Stops Shooter

    Posted 02/01/2013 06:46 PM ET

    Guns: While DHS seeks 7,000 semiautomatic guns with 30-round clips for self-defense, it makes a video saying you should use scissors to overpower armed predators. Luckily, a school guard in Atlanta thought differently.

    Vice President Joe Biden criticized, on Jan. 23 during a Google+ Hangout, the suggestion by NRA chief Wayne LaPierre to put armed guards in every school in the nation.

    "We are not calling for armed guards in schools . .. we think that would be a terrible mistake," the vice president said during the PBS "Fireside Hangout."

    On Thursday afternoon, a student opened fire at Price Middle School in Atlanta, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away possibly averting yet another mass shooting. Police say the shooter had a grudge against the victim, but the armed guard's intervention made sure the incident went no further.

    Some would argue an unarmed guard or teacher could have done the same, or they might have been the shooter's next victim. The incident should raise in the minds of gun-control advocates how things might have been different if an armed guard had been patrolling Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    Maybe Wayne LaPierre wasn't crazy after all. Certainly his idea is more practical and less goofy than the suggestion in a video produced by the Department of Homeland Security that was posted on the agency's website just a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook.

    The video, titled "Options for Consideration," advises that people who get caught in an "active shooter" situation should run away, hide under a desk or take cover out of the line of fire. But the video also touts an option for self-defense the right to bear scissors.

    "If you are caught out in the open and cannot conceal yourself or take cover, you might consider trying to overpower the shooter with whatever means are available," says the narrator. The video shows an office worker pulling scissors out of a desk drawer. We are not making this up. Just don't run down the hall with them.

    And, yes, there were plenty of scissors at Sandy Hook.

    Not mentioned in the DHS video is that Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO "personal defense weapons" (PDW) also known as "assault weapons" when owned by civilians. The "request for proposal" (RFP), issued on June 7, 2012, calls these AR-15 variants "select-fire" weapons, meaning the weapon can be both semi-automatic and automatic.


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    (IBD) Glock, Paper, Scissors: Armed Guard Stops Atlanta School Shooter, DHS Buys 7,000 AR-15s

    Posted by Daniel John Sobieski on February 4, 2013 at 12:42pm

    Guns: While DHS seeks 7,000 semiautomatic guns with 30-round clips for self-defense, it makes a video saying you should use scissors to overpower armed predators. Luckily, a school guard in Atlanta thought differently.

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    Vice President Joe Biden criticized, on Jan. 23 during a Google+ Hangout, the suggestion by NRA chief Wayne LaPierre to put armed guards in every school in the nation.

    "We are not calling for armed guards in schools . .. we think that would be a terrible mistake," the vice president said during the PBS "Fireside Hangout."

    On Thursday afternoon, a student opened fire at Price Middle School in Atlanta, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away possibly averting yet another mass shooting. Police say the shooter had a grudge against the victim, but the armed guard's intervention made sure the incident went no further.

    Some would argue an unarmed guard or teacher could have done the same, or they might have been the shooter's next victim. The incident should raise in the minds of gun-control advocates how things might have been different if an armed guard had been patrolling Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    Maybe Wayne LaPierre wasn't crazy after all. Certainly his idea is more practical and less goofy than the suggestion in a video produced by the Department of Homeland Security that was posted on the agency's website just a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook.

    The video, titled "Options for Consideration," advises that people who get caught in an "active shooter" situation should run away, hide under a desk or take cover out of the line of fire. But the video also touts an option for self-defense the right to bear scissors.

    "If you are caught out in the open and cannot conceal yourself or take cover, you might consider trying to overpower the shooter with whatever means are available," says the narrator. The video shows an office worker pulling scissors out of a desk drawer.

    We are not making this up. Just don't run down the hall with them.

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