After the Sandy Hook shooting, I heard a newscaster say, “Let’s try to make sense out of this senseless violence.” You cannot make sense out of senseless violence. So what does make sense?
Does it make sense for teachers to “carry” in schools across the country? First reaction seems to be “hell no” not around my children! After 9-11-2001, consider, your children may have been or will be on a flight to Grandma’s house and the pilot on your flight may be carrying. That’s OK? After 9-11, no one seems to have a problem with a pilot having a gun. Maybe parents, who don’t want teachers to carry, think teachers can’t handle a gun as well as an airplane pilot? If a kid wanting an easy target, knew teachers were carrying, wouldn’t they think twice? Maybe teachers should carry?
There’s a lack of involvement and a lack of caring with regard to parent and teachers in schools today, these same parents that are for gun control. They expect to drop the kids off at school and they become someone else’s problem. My spouse worked in the classroom. I know a number of teachers who work in the classroom and most of them are disenchanted with the parents and the system. Some of them complain about the behavioral problems with the students. So come to think of it, maybe teachers shouldn’t be allowed to carry guns? If my spouse was still in the classroom and it was legal to carry, I would want her to carry. The only other way I see around this senseless slaughter in schools, would be to ensure armed guards carrying equal to or superior weaponry to that which can be obtained on the streets, were guarding the school. Otherwise the carnage will continue.
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