Sheriff Joe Arpaio has finally decided, to no one’s great surprise, to take his marching orders from NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, as he prepares to post his army of gun toting volunteers around his area schools. Arpaio said in an interview on Fox News today that there are about 50 schools that he would concentrate his efforts on first, out of some 2000 schools overall that need his type of ‘protection.’
“Everybody else is talking about what their ideas are. They want new laws. This is immediate. I don’t need a new law to send out my posse” said Arpaio…
It should be noted, of course, that while some sort of background check is being done on these volunteers, no mental health tests are being done and, therefore, we won’t know if we may be sending a crazy person with a gun to a school full of trusting kids. And even though a background check may show some discrepancy, it is not known what level of acceptance the Sheriff is allowing for those with misdemeanors, those who are wife beaters, those with anger management issues; those who have problems with alcohol and substance abuse or even some alleged but unproven pedophilia issues. These are not the people to be sending into schools with guns.
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