|This image provided by the Taft Midway Driller/Doug Keeler shows paramedics assisting a student wounded during a shooting Thursday Jan. 10, 2013 at San Joaquin Valley high school in Taft, Calif.|
Friday, January 11, 2013
THE NRA WANTS TEACHERS TO CARRY WEAPONS
Yet, one could argue that the Second Amendment should also allow students to pack weapons.
Have we as a society reached such a level of insanity? Is anybody out there in their right mind thinking that the answer to the gun problem is more guns?
And yet, just yesterday, in Taft, Calif. -- A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into class in a rural California high school on Thursday and shot one student, fired at another and missed, and then was talked into surrendering by a teacher and another staff member, officials said. Why it wasn’t a gun carrying teacher but persuasion that made him surrender. What would have happened if the teacher had been packing? Possibly the attacker may have been shot but then again, a student or two would have been accidentally shot as well.
Is this what we want in our public schools? Is this what parents will allow and pay for all the additional training, weapons purchases and if armed guards are placed in each school in the country…is the NRA prepared to bear the burden of that cost or is the taxpayer going to be stuck with that bill?