New Rule: All Teachers Should Be Required to Carry Guns
My heart is sick. I feel so sorry for the children who were murdered, as well as the parents and loved ones of the slain kids and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. All of us here in the U.S.–who still have a soul–pray for those whose lives were just senselessly shattered.
But imagine if at least one teacher (with a concealed weapons permit) had their .40-caliber Glock with them, locked and loaded, when this weed Adam Lanza began his murderous mayhem Friday on the Sandy Hook Elementary School campus. What would have happened differently?
Would idiot boy have been able to slay 20 children and 6 teachers? I doubt it. But then again … who knows? However, I’m guessing that this terminal turd might not have dealt out as much death (if any) if the good guy with the gun drew down on him and double-tapped the center mass of this jackass with a couple of jacketed hollow points.
Unfortunately, there was no concealed weapon in the possession of a teacher to stop this satanic weed from taking root because guns are disallowed on campus. Correct me if I’m wrong, but haven’t the majority of the mass murders within the U.S. in the last 20 to 30 years been in Gun Free Zones?
Gun Free Zones turn the people who inhabit such places into sitting ducks for insane whack jobs with death wishes. I know, some schools have campus cops and security systems; however, that line of defense brings zero comfort to most parents if serious bullet flying $#*& starts hitting the fan in one of their kids’ classes.
Look, even the best Rambo-like police force equipped to the teeth, driving Vipers and descending en masse on a school in Black Hawk helicopters could not have responded fast enough to kill this Lanza piece of crap. But a fast-thinking, well-trained teacher could have.
I hate to seem pessimistic, but given this current “poor me” entitlement culture, I don’t see an atmospheric break in this violent weather pattern. I guarantee that even as I type and our nation weeps, there is, somewhere in the United States of Political Correctness, some disenfranchised dipstick making plans on how he can trump Adam Lanza’s slaughter. Chilling.
Call me simple. Call me a redneck. Call me whatever the hell you wanna call me–but until we allow credible, licensed, proven and protective teachers to carry a weapon on campus, we will see this murderous madness occur again and again and again.
Matter of fact, if I owned and operated Doug Giles Elementary School I would mandate that all my teachers be weapons trained and carry a live pistol openly at all times. I bet that 100% of the parents who lost their children today wish that their child’s teacher had a gun in order to defend their now deceased child.
We can’t afford to rely on security systems or chunky security guards with golf carts, pepper spray, whistles and plastic badges to safeguard against these armed death dealers from hell.
The reality is that this stuff goes down when you least expect it, and as long as schools don’t have some armed teachers and faculty who have been properly trained and equipped to kill the post-pubescent perps, the more we will continue to carry innocent children out of their classrooms in black body bags. Call me weird, but in every school shooting there should be only one casualty–namely the gun-wielding culprit who commenced the chaos … and not your Crayon-carrying kids or their teachers
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