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More Guns, Less Crime

Whenever I hear about a shooting incident at a school or hospital or the workplace, I always ask, "Why didn't they shoot back?"

The answer is usually that the people are prohibited by law from carrying weapons in those places. Which, to me, means that the government is responsible for those deaths.


Don't you find it strange that when people who are anti-gun get in trouble they always call somebody who has one. Teachers and students under seige call the police. Hollywood stars claim to be against guns but they have three bodyguards who have them.

This is pure self-deception. The fact is, the world can be a dangerous place and to pretend that it isn't and that you can get through it unarmed is a denial of reality.


USA Today: Wisconsin lawmaker urges arming teachers

A state lawmaker, worried about a recent string of deadly school shootings, suggested arming teachers, principals and other school personnel as a safety measure and a deterrent...

The director of school safety for Milwaukee Public Schools, Pete Pochowski, opposed the idea. Pochowski said, "We have problems in our schools, but not to the point where we need to arm our teachers and principals."

-- "Arm" = "to defend the life and safety of children."

-- "To the point" = "matter of degree." He acknowledges that there IS a point where we might need to arm our teachers and principals, but we simply have not reached that point yet.

So, I guess he's waiting until we reach that point. I am wondering how many more children will have to die to placate this Director of School Safety's pacifism in the face of violence.

Now what could be more barbaric than someone who is willing to sacrifice the lives of children for the sake of their own moral preening.

Never leave home without it.
Kudos, Tim.

I don't think it should be in the job description of a teacher to "shoot your students if they bring weapons to school."

Most schools have security or police liasons. They either need better training, to be better prepared, or to have some centralized surveillance going on in the halls.

Arming teachers is just a bad idea. Is there going to be a divide between teachers who are and teachers who are not armed? What if a TEACHER goes postal? What if a teacher is having an extremely bad day? Who draws the line about when it is appropriate and legal to kill your student?

But yes, I agree that the general prohibitions about carrying weapons in many public places is hypocritical and contradictory to our amendment rights.

Basically, you are creating 'zones' where only criminals and psychopaths will bring guns, because they won't care about breaking the law in the first place while everybody who should be protected from them will likely obey the law and not bring a weapon that could be used for self-defense and the defense of other innocents.


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