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December 26th, 2012
09:26 PM ET

Arizona Attorney General supports arming principals

It's been more than two weeks since 20-year-old Adam Lanza went on a shooting spree in a Connecticut elementary school.

Could the tragedy have been prevented if the school's principal had been armed?

That's what Arizona's Attorney General Tom Horne is suggesting. He's backed a plan to arm principals with a gun that could be used in an emergency such as the horrific school shooting in Newtown.

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributor Reihan Salam, who also writes for the National Review and Political Analyst Roland Martin discuss whether more guns in our schools is really the answer.


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  1. Arlee

    Arizona really is the stupidest state in the Union. If the life of 20 children can't reverse the trend of guns in the United States you as a nation are truly doomed to repeat the loss of more lives. Don't even pretend there is a way to turn back because the rest of the world can see the American public as they are, and we see the trend to self destruction. You say you need guns to be free and safe. That theory is based on what other countries success with guns.

    December 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  2. Harold MacCaughey

    And what if the educators refuse to be soldiers?
    And who is going to train the educators?
    And just how is it that they will have more firepower than some marginal person who chooses to shoot-up a school?
    (Here's the answer! The educators should have M79 grenade launchers and 50 cal machine guns!)

    Just what we need in this country... more guns. How remarkably stupid.

    December 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  3. TJeff1776

    Principals and teachers are not going to walk around schools carrying AK-47's on their shoulders. The futility of this illogical scenario is that shootings take place in seconds. Multiple children are already dead by the time a principal arrives on the scene. In large cities, the main corridor alone in an Elementary School is one hundred and fifty yards long. Besides, a principal is not going to spend his time guarding the front door.

    December 27, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply

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