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BuzzcookSat Feb-24-18 05:03 PM
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"Why I will never carry a gun in my classroom"


"I am an educator. I will not be drafted into an ideological war."
"But legal liability isn't the reason I will never carry a firearm into a classroom. If it's my responsibility to shoot someone to protect 25 others, I will have been drafted unwillingly into an ideological army to protect the rights of some civilians to own and operate military-style weapons. And I will not be conscripted.

The National Rifle Association has been accelerating and expanding the ideological warfare it wages on behalf of gun manufacturers for decades. Once legitimately a member-driven organization focusing on service and safety, it is now devoted to lobbying on the part of gun manufacturers. Because guns last a long time and are often kept and passed down, there's only one way to support the continued manufacture and sale of guns: by rebranding them as fetish properties to collect and own with pride. That is how we come to a situation where 3 percent of Americans own half of the guns in the United States, with collections averaging 17 guns per owner, and individuals frequently owning 40-plus guns. Add in a load of specialized and controversial accessories like bump stocks and silencers, and you have a business that can stay solvent for a little longer. Another way to boost sales? Arm teachers. The Department of Education counts roughly 100,000 schools in the United States. The number of classrooms varies, of course. A gun in each one looks like a very profitable bulk order.

But whatever its logic and motivation, I will not join that army."

Pretty well said It cuts through the bullshit of the faux utilitarian argument.

An honest Republican?


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Why I will never carry a gun in my classroom [View all] , Buzzcook, Sat Feb-24-18 05:03 PM
The NRA took Archie Bunker seriously. , DavidLind, Feb-25-18 03:27 AM, #1
Hey! If we arm the teachers, Grannyc, Feb-25-18 05:27 PM, #2
      That's right! And what kind of friction could possibly arise??, DavidLind, Feb-25-18 09:42 PM, #4
You want to ask the question they ignore totally?, MadSatyrist, Feb-25-18 07:01 PM, #3
RE: Why I will never carry a gun in my classroom, freemars2258, Feb-26-18 03:08 AM, #5
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