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Guns = Safety

Oh, here's another genius with a brilliant idea.

In the wake of school shootings in Wisconsin, Colorado and Pennsylvania during the last two weeks, a state legislator says he plans to introduce legislation that would allow teachers, principals, administrators and other school personnel to carry concealed weapons.

Rep. Frank Lasee, a Republican, said Wednesday that, while his idea may not be politically correct, it has worked effectively in other countries.

"To make our schools safe for our students to learn, all options should be on the table," he said. "Israel and Thailand have well-trained teachers carrying weapons and keeping their children safe from harm. It can work in Wisconsin."

Now, if the idea that having teachers and principals walking around the schools armed doesn't sound like a bacon-brained idea to you, let's just pause and reflect on the fact that his examples of "safe" schools are in Israel and Thailand.

How come you can be cracked in the head but still get elected to a position that allows you to make decisions that affect millions of people's lives? If that isn't proof that God is drunk, an asshole, or non-existent, i don't know what is.

By min | October 5, 2006, 3:56 PM | Liberal Outrage


God's not drunk, he's hung-over.

Well, not to rain on your parade too much, but while the idea of arming teachers is extreme, there could be some more sane steps that could be taken to help increase saftey in schools. I realize that a lot of this is reactionary because of the recent events coming up in the news, but someone who decides to barge into a school armed to the teeth does face little opposition.

I do think the idea of arming teachers and school administrators is a bad one. The teachers or principals are entrenched in the social aspects of the school which could distract them from performing security duties efficiently. Also, some of them may be as crazy as the people you're trying to stop.

But I do recall that there is an orginization that specializes in safety and security. A group that's supposed to uphold laws and serve the public. Oh, what was the name of that thing...

Oh, yeah. The Police.

Here's a wacky idea. Maybe there should be a trained, armed and hopefully psychologically screened professional security officer in schools. There's a lot of other crap that goes on in school anyway, like that time they taped that kid to a chair in class with duct tape. As I recall from that news story, the teacher was involved in the taping that kid up along with some students.

So yeah, maybe those people who get paid to protect the public could maybe send a guy in a check on the kids once in a while, and skip writing an extra speeding ticket. And if they can't handle that, I'm just going to have to start manufacturing ED-209 hall monitors and selling them at top dollar to schools around the country. That'll show those kids skipping out on third period!