Greetings all! Decided to take a break from fishing (getting to cold to fish down here in Fla!! Only 71F today) and drop a note. Specifically, wanted to reply to Nate’s left-wing blather from yesterday, where he espouses gun control as the answer to the Connecticut shootings. Later in the comment section Nate poses the following: “Let me pose the question. What should be done to make sure this doesn't happen again?”
The answer of course is simple; arm the teachers.
Had one of the six teachers that died that day possessed a hand gun, the outcome of Friday’s rampage would have likely been different. Had all six of the deceased teachers had a pistol in their possession, the outcome would have been UNQUESTIONABLY different. Instead the teachers were armed only with a strict gun control ban on campus. Unfortunately bad guys never seem to obey said gun control bans, and good guys (teachers and students) generally die from them. You’d think we’d eventually figure this out given the frequencies of school shootings (a quick Google search noted 56 school shootings in the USA during my life time alone! I’m 53 btw), but the answer is always the same; scream “more gun control”, promise to magically disarm the next assailant, and then await the next massacre that will surely come. Something about Einstein’s definition of insanity comes to mind here… How ‘bout we try something different, like hang a hand gun on the belt of every teacher?? Sure, give ‘em some training, make it voluntary etc. just like we did the airline pilots after 9/11 (a program that our dear leader has abolished btw).
I’m certain the left among us will scream “NOOOOOO we have too many guns in schools now!!!” But the truth is, we don’t have enough guns in schools. Ever wonder why bad guys attack schools? Two reasons: 1) They’re guaranteed the notoriety they crave, and 2) Its easy pickings, they’ll be the only one there packing. I doubt there’s a reader of this blog who can’t rattle off a half dozen school shootings from memory, however how many of you can ever recall a crazed gunman shooting up a police station? Ever wonder why?
I’ll close my rant with an acknowledgement that gun control does work. The three great liberal leaders of the 20th century (Hitler, Stalin and Mao Zedong) all enforced extremely strict gun bans on their civilian populations that were very effective. It allowed Hitler to successfully murder 21 million people, Stalin 43 million, and the most evil of all, Chairman Mao at 65 million. All told that’s 129 million folks who died wishing they had the second amendment.
Me thinks we should keep it.