Assemblyman Donnelly proposes school marshall plan

Jan. 19, 2013

By Katy Grimes

I had a chance to talk with Assemblyman Tim Donnelly on Thursday, which is always interesting. He’s one of a handful of lawmakers who tells it like it is. And, then he puts his plans into action.

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We discussed President Barack Obama’s 23-point gun control plans and agreed that the president is politicizing the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in order to impose an anti-Second Amendment agenda. Ironically, nothing currently proposed by the President would have prevented the tragedy, or any of the other recent attacks. Donnelly said that all the President’s plan will do is make it more expensive, and more difficult for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment right.

Donnelly told me that he is introducing a bill to create a school marshal program, modeled after the highly successful air marshals program. This would allow teachers to volunteer to receive gun training and qualify to carry concealed weapons. The idea is to have teachers fully trained, but not let anyone know which teachers have gone through the training.

Criminals typically avoid houses where there is a German Shepherd, an alarm system, or a gun owner. The chances of an insane school shooter getting gunned down by a teacher may do the same.

“We should be celebrating the incredibly heroic teacher, Vicki Soto, instead of focusing on taking guns away from citizens,” Donnelly said. “In light of the incredible bravery and selfless heroism of teachers like Vicki Soto, it would be morally wrong to leave the next teacher confronted by a deranged killer defenseless.  Donnelly said.

“We should be holding criminals accountable, not guns,” Donnelly said. Donnelly said the President going after citizens was certainly not about protecting anyone. Donnelly said that the president’s plan will only target people who have followed the law and register their weapons.

“We must not criminalize responsible, freedom-loving citizens exercising their natural right as Americans,” he said in a story yesterday in the Victorville Daily Press.

Donnelly has been consistent in saying “the purpose of the Second Amendment is to defend freedom against tyranny.”

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  1. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 19 January, 2013, 21:33

    Air Marshalls on airplanes are specially trained people, for a specific purpose. Arming certain teachers, would be no different than arming certain flight attendants. Bad idea.

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  2. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 20 January, 2013, 09:29

    and more difficult for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment right.
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    Oh here we go again with this 2nd Amendment crud! These are such weak arguments that allude to some special interpretation of the second amendment that ask us to ignore the current reality about arms regulation, and the historical context of the amendment itself.So what exactly gives you the right to own a weapon that is designed specifically for the military in combat situations…or mass murder in any other situation that is not combat? If you argue the second amendment, then why does that not apply to all military grade weapons!If you are not entering into a designated combat zone, and you are not volunteering to defend our nation against a military threat…what makes the claim that you should be allowed to own an assault rifle more rational than the argument that you should be allowed to own a stinger surface to air missile, a tow anti-armor rocket, or any other modern military grade combat effective arms? LOL, Arming teachers with guns? What a moronic idea!!!

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  3. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 20 January, 2013, 14:40

    threat…what makes the claim that you should be allowed to own an assault rifle more rational than the argument that you should be allowed to own a stinger surface to air missile, a tow anti-armor rocket, or any other modern military grade combat effective arms? LOL, Arming teachers with guns? What a moronic idea!!!
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    LOL…these items are not “arms” they are military weapons ntheoc.

    I agree arming teachers is nuts, they would shoot themselves, or the kids, before they ever hit a bad guy 😉

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  4. Hondo
    Hondo 20 January, 2013, 17:04

    If you are going to keep these schools a weapon free kill zone, at least home school your kids.
    There are hundreds of thousands of former military men and women who would volunteer to protect their kids, to stand armed at every school.
    The guns are out there. The biggest supporters of the gun bans are the criminals. That’s because law abiding people like me will get rid of the 15 round clips if they are made illegal. The criminals could care less if another 20 years in prison is tacked on to a 100 years sentence for having an illegal clip in addition to killing someone.
    We need someone with guns to protect the kids if they are going to public school.
    I support online home schooling as much as possible. Don’t send your kids to those union infested free kill zones.
    Hondo….

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  5. ern
    ern 30 January, 2013, 14:20

    This is why we have paid police officers…. Lets put officers in our schools and leave the teaching to the teachers and the policing to the police…

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