Steven Seagal joins school guard posse

Forty gung-ho Americans are working out with actor-turned-Louisiana sheriff’s deputy…

Forty gung-ho Americans are working out with actor-turned-Louisiana sheriff’s deputy Steven Seagal in Forest Hills, Ariz., part of a broader effort to build a national “posse” of armed volunteer school guards to protect America’s children in the wake of the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn.

The decision by Mr. Seagal to join Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “volunteer posse” in response to Newtown could be a critical moment in bolstering the NRA’s response to the shooting: to create a flexible training blueprint that school districts can utilize to tap primarily retired police or military personnel to protect schools.

But while Americans are clearly enchanted with gun-toting protagonists who take direct action to thwart evil, critics say the effort casts a cartoonish pall over a complex issue that can’t be solved by action heroics.

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  • David Sanchez

    Yeah,,,probably not a good idea…The most advanced, richest and powerful country in the world,,,And the best we can come up with is Steven Seagal and a bunch of gun toting yahoos…
    We send Billions of Dollars in Military aid over seas, we send military and law enforcement personnel over seas to educate and train foreign personnel. US Secret Service protects the most powerful man on the planet, military and contractors protect people everyday all over the world.
    And the best we can do is Steven Seagal and a bunch of armed yahoos…

    If the children of the United States of America are as valuable as President Obama would like everyone to believe after his Billion Dollar Inaugeration dog and pony show, maybe we ought to keep some of that Foreign Aid here on American Soil, deploy our resources here on American Soil.

    Here’s a thought, maybe he can share some of his Secret Service Detail to protect American Children,,,After all, it is Tax Payer Money that protects one person. How many schools could have REAL security coverage with what it costs to protect his ass…