Three O’Glock High


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Before some overcompensating gun nut comes in here and comments, I know I didn’t draw a Glock.

Conservatives and other assorted gun-lovin’ dumbos have argued for guns in schools for years. They also argue against gun-free zones. It’s their answer to gun control. Let’s not change any laws. The answer to too many shootings is more guns.

I’m not against armed security in schools, but arming teachers is an idea as dumb as making Donald Trump president. We really need to stop listening to ideas from people who like Putin’s choice as America’s president.

First, let’s debunk the good-guy-with-a-gun argument. A good guy with a gun shot at the bad guy with a gun in Sutherland Springs, Texas, after that bad guy with a gun killed 26 people and injured 20 more inside a church.

Let’s overlook the fact that the good guy with a gun didn’t shoot the bad guy with a gun. Let’s overlook that the good guy with a gun went all Rambo and chased the bad guy with a gun instead of checking on those shot inside the church. Let’s also overlook the fact that the bad guy with a gun was out of ammunition and leaving the scene when the good guy with a gun went after him.

Disregarding all those facts, the good-gun-with-a-gun advocates will settle for the bad guy with a gun being stopped after he kills 26 people and injuring 20 more. Of course, these are the same people who believe dead kids are an acceptable price for their gun rights.

We should be better than accepting dead churchgoers and school children. But, we have a president who was on a golf course while survivors of a school shooting were holding a memorial service. As long as our priorities remain this low, we’ll continue to have a mass-shooting problem.

Another problem with arming teachers and the good-guy-with-a-gun argument is the logistics. How are the police and other good guys with guns supposed to tell each other apart from the bad guys with guns?

A lot of teachers have reacted impressively during school shootings. They have hidden their students during shootings, and others have stood between them and the shooters. Those teachers are heroes. Now we’re supposed to expect them to know how to respond with a weapon? A better idea would be preventing those weapons from entering schools in the first place.

Who is going to pay for these guns and the training on how to use them? Lawmakers don’t want to pay teachers what they’re worth or even provide adequate funding. Most teachers have to resort to buying school supplies for their students. We have lawmakers who insist poor students go hungry.

By the way, every cop shot on duty was armed and trained with his weapon.

We need to stop looking for cures other than stricter gun controls. It’s not video games or violent movies that cause school shootings. Other countries have those same games and movies without enduring mass shootings.

I am more liberal than most people. Most people will disagree with me on gun control. I’m for the 2nd Amendment, but I don’t see where that right includes any gun a manufacturer can make. There’s nothing in that Amendment that guarantees how many rounds per minute you can shoot.

Republicans always say that when you outlaw guns, then only outlaws will have guns. Well, we haven’t tried that yet. We should ban assault weapons from leaving gun ranges. If you want to own an assault weapon, fine. But you can’t take it home. You still have pistols, shotguns, and hunting rifles. We need to tighten up the laws on those as well.

Come to think of it, we also haven’t tried outlawing Republicans.

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6 comments

  1. I stood in line at a Taco Bell behind a guy-with-a-gun prominently displayed on his hip, old west style. While I waited, I pondered the question of whether he was a good-guy-with-a-gun or a bad-guy-with-a-gun. Unwilling to find out the hard way, I left Taco Bell and went to the Burger King across the street….

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  2. I like the idea of making up your own guns for the cartoon. The sight looks like it’s a bit too high, in my opinion. I feel like it would throw off the teacher’s aim by about 4 inches. 😉

    More importantly, teachers aren’t paid enough to risk their lives taking on an armed assailant. Heck, they aren’t paid enough for the violence students regularly throw at them, verbally & physically!

    Your point about the compensation for the guns, ammo, targets, & range time is spot on, as always. Plus, with Trump’s genius new tax plan, teachers can’t write off the materials they buy & actually need in order to do their jobs.

    But, hiring armed guards (which, by the way, aren’t always that fabulous) or having a police presence in schools means less money going to those teachers.

    I’m sure I’ve said this before, since you’ve covered this topic so many times before (yet, always with panache & creativity 😉 ), but I go target shooting every other month. Even so, I wouldn’t wanna be responsible for protecting an entire classroom I was hired to teach.

    I also wouldn’t want a loaded gun on me if a student took a swing at me, or, like what happened to my Dad, threw a ceramic jar I keep on my desk at my head.

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  3. Why were gun manufacturers ever allowed to make ARs or anything like them for civilians in the first place? Why are politicians that take NRA money ever allowed to vote on gun legislation? Why do we have a man that took millions in laundered money from the NRA and others as Prez? My queries are redundant I realize but I think we should ask them over and over like 45’s constant “FAKE NEWS” and “NO COLLUSION” until 45 and the GOP’s vocal diarrhea is drowned out.

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  4. Jim Wright at Stonekettle Station has a great posting about arming teachers and who trains them and who pays for it and who insures it and what weapons and all the stuff that the “Give teachers guns to protect the children!” fools don’t think about.

    “I have a concealed carry permit. I’m hardly anti-gun. I didn’t suggest anything, one way or the other. Instead, I’m asking BASIC questions about this idea of arming up teachers and putting amateurs with guns in schools. Questions that any competent gun operator should ask.
    You want to put more guns, carried by amateurs, into a building packed full of children. I don’t think I’m being unreasonable here.”

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