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#GunControl Poll: 66 percent of Virginians want armed guards in schools

Posted By ST On January 10, 2013 @ 12:35 pm In Gun Rights | Comments Disabled

Via CNN [1]:

(CNN) – While two-thirds of Virginia voters say they want armed guards in schools, the voting bloc is more split on their opinions over gun control laws in general, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

By a margin of 66%-29%, voters say they support the idea of placing an armed police officer in every school, a proposal pushed by the National Rifle Association in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting last month.

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell in December expressed openness [2] to the notion of equipping school personnel with guns. Though he did not outwardly endorse such a plan, he cautioned against immediately rejecting it.

“I think there should be a discussion of that – if people were armed, not just the police officer but other school officials were trained and chose to have a weapon, certainly there would have been an opportunity to stop aggressors coming in to the schools,” McDonnell said in an interview on WTOP, a Washington radio station.

I guess this makes 66% of Virginians “gun nuts” like the rest of us who have been proponents of the idea of having armed police officers in schools – first laid out on a national scale by President Clinton after Columbine [3] – have been characterized…?

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[1] CNN: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/10/poll-virginia-voters-favor-arms-guards-in-schools/?hpt=hp_t2

[2] in December expressed openness: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/18/virginia-governor-open-to-discussion-about-arming-school-employees/

[3] first laid out on a national scale by President Clinton after Columbine: http://sistertoldjah.com/archives/2012/12/22/where-was-the-liberal-outrage-over-clintons-cops-in-school-federal-grant-program/