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    That's a point I've been making to wingnuttier acquaintances since this mad idea started making the rounds.

    Teachers did not become teachers because they wanted to be police.

    There are other flaws in the idea too.  For instance, for the gun to be of any possible value in the case of a surprise assault it would have to be right there, in the teacher easy reach and ready to go.

    Everybody ready for the uptick in accidental shootings in elementary schools that will result?

    Who the hell is going to buy the guns?  The school districts that already scrimp on pencils and books?  The teachers, who already spend hundreds of dollars of their own money each year on supplies the districts fail to provide?

    And what happens when shooters fear that teachers might be armed?  Any body...except the wingnuts...going to be surprised that they go for the teachers first?

    Just a god-awful idea on EVERY level.

    "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

    by Notthemayor on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 12:54:01 AM PST

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