But, It's Not My Job
My advice to my students includes:
"Avoid putting on your gun, looking at yourself in the mirror,
yourself it's time to go out and save the world."
The world is not yours to save,
The effort needed to save the
world is probably way beyond your capabilities, anyway.
So, why wear the gun? Wear the
gun to protect and save YOU.
the last few years there has been a lot of talk about arming
teachers. Many believe armed teachers could probably have
killed some of the lunatics that have recently killed children in
our schools. It sounds like the idea could have merit.
So, here's the plan: We select a few thousand underpaid and
unappreciated teachers, send them through a woefully inadequate
government provided training course for a few days, get them to
carry what everyone should know is the least lethal firearm on the
face of the earth (a handgun), and make them responsible for keeping
lunatics with military grade carbines away from other people's
children. Great idea. We could get them to save the
world. And it would be cheaper than hiring deputies to hide
behind cars in the parking lot.
my admittedly negative attitude hint that I oppose arming teachers?
It shouldn't. I believe school teachers and administrators, as
well as maintenance and cafeteria workers should all be able to
carry guns to protect THEMSELVES.
But, what about the need to provide protection for the kids?
The teacher's job is to "teach." Let them do their job.
But, since they could easily find themselves in the middle of a
firefight, allow them the means to protect themselves; to
save their own lives. It shouldn't take a real genius to
realize, if a teacher, fighting to save him/herself, has to kill a
school shooter, the act will collaterally result in saving other lives,
including those of other people's children.