That's Charlton "Guns n' Moses" Heston, by the way . . .
Human beings are so stupid:
Oh, this is a swell idea: lets give the go ahead to put a GUN in a high school classroom.
Before I begin, I would like to point out this educator is NOT in Texas.
A teacher in Oregon sued for her right to carry a gun into her high school classroom. She is concerned about a crazy ex husband coming after her at work. The Pro gun people are backing her ". . . natural, God- given (right to protect yourself)."
Whoa, cowboys and cowgirls. I totally buy the God- given right to protect myself. I take advantage of it daily. For instance, last night Karen rolled over in her sleep and smashed me. So I bit her on the shoulder.
Problem solved. I didn't pull out a revolver and blow her brains out. Who would clean the kitty box, after all?
OK, I will acknowledge that I am being trite. My minor inconveniences are not comparable to this poor woman's daily paranoia caused by a nutjob of an ex husband. That being said, do we really want another gun on a high school campus? Do we really want a gun carried by an individual who probably is a little jumpy anyway (for obvious reasons) and spends her day with teenagers, whose purpose in life is to make adults a little jumpy?
Besides, if her ex husband is that psychotic, I wouldn't want her teaching the youth of America until this issue is rectified.
That is, if I felt any affection for the youth of America, which I do not.
Did you know you are sixty percent more likely to shoot a loved one than an intruder in a home? Arm the teachers and the same statistic will prove true in education.
The woman has a license to carry concealed. Does this mean she's allowed to carry a gun wherever? Like PetSmart? I don't want anyone carrying a gun in PetSmart. Too many freaky things happen there.
In all honesty I despise the NRA. They hide behind the second amendment and refuse to enter the 21st century. Random acts of violence will not be solved by arming every Tom, Dick or Harry. Perhaps we should look at why these random acts of violence happen and devise a plan to address the bigger issue.
But we can discuss that another time. Karen brought home my copy of I am America. So I have to read for my review.