December 17, 2012

National conversation starter: “Texas School District Will Let Teachers Carry Guns”


Now it’s up to those progressives pushing their anti-liberty, pro-police state agenda to argue how it’s compassionate to post “sitting ducks” signs identifying us and our children as soft targets for armed predators — as opposed to allowing a trained, free people with a natural right to defend themselves do just that, if only to put pause to those wishing to act out megalomaniacal slaughter fantasies unencumbered by any but the most meager resistance.

Because, to borrow from the ever-opportunistic President Obama, “we can’t tolerate this anymore.”

And as a free people — if we wish to keep insisting we are such — we never should have tolerated it in the first place.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 8:19am

Comments (10)

  1. God bless Texas.

  2. I don’t know how anyone can deny anymore the contempt King Putt has for our constitutional rights. He makes me gag.

  3. defenselessness is the new sexy

    i saw it on the cnn

  4. Sadly, happy is right on the money.

    Beta males are in with a good chunk of the population.

  5. I am not sure the shoulder-slung Nagant is really the best solution. But even a pistol shooting .22LR would be a damned sight better defense than what teachers currently have. For instance, a Ruger SR-22 holds 10 in the clip and shoots pretty well, I hear. For close-in work, the Ruger LCR-22 holds 8 rounds, but I don’t think you want to be that close to someone holding a Bushmaster .223. The Smith & Wesson 617 is a 10-shooter revolver in varying barrel lengths but is on the expensive side.

    Shit, even a Taurus .22 magnum with a 4″ barrel and 9 in the cylinder would be much more effective than nothing, and almost as easy to shoot.

  6. We could start with this:

    [T]hose who study mass shootings say they are not becoming more common.

    “There is no pattern, there is no increase,” says criminologist James Allen Fox of Boston’s Northeastern University, who has been studying the subject since the 1980s, spurred by a rash of mass shootings in post offices.

    The random mass shootings that get the most media attention are the rarest, Fox says. Most people who die of bullet wounds know the identity of their killer.

    Society moves on, he says, because of our ability to distance ourselves from the horror of the day, and because people believe that these tragedies are “one of the unfortunate prices we pay for our freedoms.”

    Grant Duwe, a criminologist with the Minnesota Department of Corrections who has written a history of mass murders in America, said that while mass shootings rose between the 1960s and the 1990s, they actually dropped in the 2000s. And mass killings actually reached their peak in 1929, according to his data. He estimates that there were 32 in the 1980s, 42 in the 1990s and 26 in the first decade of the century.

    Chances of being killed in a mass shooting, he says, are probably no greater than being struck by lightning.

    Then continue into the discussion by delving into root causes and what was done in the past that made this better or worse. Even looking into what has worked in other countries while keeping in mind our rights, both enumerated and those, though not spelled out in specific writings, which are self-evident.

    In May 1974, Palestinian terrorists targeted an Israeli school in the village of Ma’alot, taking a number of students hostage. When Israeli commandos tried to free the students, the terrorists opened fire on their captives, killing 22 of them.

    Fearing another attack, Israeli educators asked the military for assistance. But the IDF told them it was impractical to station troops at all schools and college campuses. So, the Israelis began training teachers, counselors, administrators and parent volunteers to carry weapons, and provide protection for their schools. While virtually no teachers carry guns in the classroom, every school soon had an armed sccurity detail, professional or volunteer. Realizing that Israeli schools were no longer a “soft” target, the terrorists began looking elsewhere. It would be more than 25 years before the jihadists would again target an Israeli school.

  7. gun sales will continue to go through the roof. esp w/ women. it’s a good business to be in right now. #unemployment

  8. I’m just going to throw this out here, because it kind of fits.

    I wonder if the District’s legal advisor has weighed in on the liability they might or might not have just assumed by permitting their employees to carry on the premeses.

    I’m guessing legal exposure is why more places than don’t ask the you not to bring your CCW onto their property.

  9. Ernst, TX wrote its’ gun laws with specific provisions to remove all legal liability (criminal and civil) from the shooter in a justified shooting. If the ruling is “no crime committed” then no tort was committed either.