Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said yesterday that having public schoolteachers armed with firearms is worth discussing, in the wake of the massacre in Newton, Conn. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has more or less said the same thing. Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has put in a bill mandating teachers-with-guns. Others in the pro-gun crowd are chiming in, so there seems to be some support coalescing around the idea that more guns are a solution to massacre tragedies like Newton and others.
They aren’t though. They’re an illogical band-aid, one that no doubt warms of the hearts of NRA nuts like Wayne LaPierre, who will say and do anything to goose gun sales in America.
The idea is criminally dumb. It ought to disqualify any politician who raises it from ever holding any office ever again. I can use the pro-gunners own “logic” to demonstrate why. Read more »