California School district adds AR-15s to equipment list

What stops a bad guy with a gun? A good guy with a gun.

The Fontana Unified School District Police Department purchased 14 AR-15 assault weapons to protect students in response to recent shootings across the country, but some school leaders and citizens think it’s a step in the wrong direction.

FUSD Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks approved the acquisition of the rifles, which are being stored on campuses in locked safes for responding police officers in the event of an attack.

Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones and Mayor Acquanetta Warren supported Olsen-Binks’ decision.

“It’s unfortunate that we have to have that, but it’s the best message we can send to anybody that thinks to harm our children,” said Jones. “The message we’re sending is…not here, not now, we’re prepared for you. And if you seek to harm our children, we will neutralize that threat and you will most likely be killed.”

And there you go.

Of course a significant number of people prefer to have their children left undefended. They prefer to have their children protected by the magic chimera provided by signs stating “gun free zone.” Watch.

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15 Responses to California School district adds AR-15s to equipment list

  1. BigJimTX says:

    Yahoo’s headline for this was “School gets high-powered assault rifles”.

    I bet they got some of them there high-magazine assault clip thingies too.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      “high-powered assault rifles”

      If .223 is “high powered” these people will crap their pants when they see how it compares to grandpa’s .30-06 or, God forbid, grandpa’s .378 Weatherby Magnum he bought in 1954.

      Grandpa’s .30-06 is has 280% more power in foot-pounds than those AR-15s.

      Gramp’s Weatherby is more than 500% more powerful.


    • R.D. Walker says:

      Look, it’s gramps with his good old, non scary, 500% more powerful than an AR-15 huntin’ rifle.


      Actually, maybe we shouldn’t tell the idiots this kind of thing.

      • Ray Davies says:

        Oh No! He shot Bambi’s daddy. And that looks like Bambi’s mommy there too. Poor Bambi, he’s going to be completely dumb in the forest and be big enough for the table next year. Can I have a T-bone?? or hamburger ?? Jerky,, YUMMMMMMMM

  2. notamobster says:

    If they piss their pants over a .223 that can fire “100 rounds per second” they definitely won’t understand the larger calibers. That said, they might try to ban everything bigger, if they don’t know any better. Tough call…

  3. Rockheim says:

    In one of those ancillary links from another thread was this..

    It shows how the .223 fares against a few other rounds in drywall penetration.. meaning.. if you miss where is the round going. And honestly.. I wasn’t quite expecting the results. I knew that the .223 is by no means “high powered”.. But it was interesting to see just how not high powered it was compared to a .380 pistol round in drywall penetration.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I wouldn’t have guessed that either. I suspect that high velocity .223 rounds tear themselves to pieces on the first wall. FMJ rounds tend to go further in the test.

      Still, there you go. Another gun myth shot to hell.

  4. BigJimTX says:

    Thanks Rock, that was some pretty good info.

  5. notamobster says:

    Great info, Rock.

  6. Tony says:

    Why are we all discussing the AR-15? Per NBC there was no AR-15 used at Sandy Hook.

  7. xenicalman says:

    Me thinks that the school board would have no objections to a Nerf ball gun.

  8. EastBayLarry says:

    Ok, two problems with this idea lefties:
    1. By the time the police get there your kiddies are already dead.
    2. If the police don’t have their OWN weapons when they arrive, the shooter will take them out one by one.

    …but it SOUNDS good and has that ‘Feel Good’ ring to it that the media loves so much…

    God help us.

  9. Rich says:

    “FUSD Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks approved the acquisition of the rifles, which are being stored on campuses in locked safes for responding police officers in the event of an attack.”

    “for responding police officers … ?!?!”

    So the nice school will lock up guns for the nice police officers when they show up, probably too late to help anything, which is NOT the cops fault … just reality, and then the cops can unlock that gun safe … and realize they can’t because only the principal has the combo, and he/she is dead, or … the permutations on this scenario are pretty much endless. And all bad.

    For God’s sake, just let all teachers willing to do so, carry concealed in schools. Pay for their training. It’s a low cost, mostly private solution that will work. See Israel.

    • BigJimTX says:

      We have a former Ranger that runs a chl class here in town that offered free chl classes to teachers and administrators. He got such an incredible response that he had to limit it to the first 1000 people or so. He still offers a discount just no more freebies. Tell me that nobody supports concealed carry for teachers.

  10. notamobster says:

    See Utah! Legal statewide. Has been for years!