Saturday, February 24, 2018

Arming Teachers Is a Scam

The more I think about it, the more I think all this nonsense about teachers carrying is just a diversion. As long as idiots like me stand around and argue teachers shouldn't carry guns, we're not having the real conversations NRA wants to avoid.

First of all, there's no way the insane notion flies in NY anyway. In other places, they're taking this seriously. Wave a little money at people and they'll say, "Yes! I'll carry!" It's going to happen somewhere.

This is a win-win for those who support it. If a teacher succeeds, they can say, "You see? We were right!" If not, they can say, "You see? Teachers SUCK!" That's what government says already, so either way they're proven right.

Meanwhile, every moment we spend discussing this is another moment we aren't discussing gun control. Gun control means less profits for the NRA, and let's face it, the NRA is not a group of sportspeople coming together in common cause. It's the gun manufacturers trying to make a profit by any means necessary. If our children get killed in the process, they're always ready with thoughts and prayers.

I think and pray that they go out of business. I don't expect them to. What I do expect is that every gun they manufacture is one more chance for some lunatic to go out and kill me, you, or some other American. No civilian should own an AR 15. Even the guy who created it thought that. But hey, we're a capitalist country, and if they gun manufacturers can grease enough Senators, well, they're not gonna vote to ban these weapons.

Three million bucks plus. Rubio came out against the idiotic notion of arming teachers, but even that promoted the conversation. Every minute we talk about this we don't talk about what needs to be done. We need to ban sales of military weapons to civilians. We need to buy back as many of these weapons as possible. We need to close the gun show loophole.

No, this will not be perfect. Yes, criminals who have guns will still have them. But isn't it time we kept them from getting any more? We know this worked in Australia, in the UK, and in other countries. If it is indeed some other thing that causes Americans to go nuts and kill people, it's still a good idea to have fewer guns out there.

Imagine facing a guy with an AR 15 while you have a pistol. Imagine anyone being stupid enough to suggest such a thing. Then imagine me and a million other people talking about it. That's exactly what the NRA wants.

Trump probably doesn't even know.

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