posted on Apr, 20 2007 @ 05:40 PM
Lets estimate how many school shootings result in a young student getting a weapon from a friend, family, neighbour, etc., without their knowledge.
Honestly, how difficult is it? Now how hard would it possibly be for a child to go into a teachers desk to retrieve the weapon? I mean, C'mon. The
answer to this is getting rid of weapons all together, especially in and around our schools. We think that filling the school with weapons, this will
somehow mythologically resolve the problem?
Outside of law enforcement and military, would we ever condone someone carrying a concealed weapon on them at work? Do we want pizza delivery guys
bringing us our pizza with a gun in his pocket? Do we want our judges carrying a gun while in court? Should our politicians we walking around with
guns? No, we would not permit this. But we think that providing our educators with weapons will prevent school shootings. No, they will increase.
If this were implemented, within the year, we would have at least one case of a teacher opening fire on students. Within five years we would have
more than a few, and countless situations where the teachers weapon were used on themselves and fellow students.
The answer to this is getting rid of weapons altogether.
In my life, I've only ever seen two or three guns. Both of them were rifles that my family used to hunt deer. Other than that, I've never seen a
gun. The thought of someone just walking around with a handgun is absolutely absurd to me. The thought had never crossed my mind to ever purchase
one. I thank the lucky stars every day that I was fortunate enough to be born in a location where guns are not a major issue.
If any teacher, administrator, etc., were to ever walk into any school with any sort of weapon, they should be fired on the spot. Teachers confiscate
cell phones, mp3 players, etc., and yet we want to hand over guns to the teachers.