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Saturday, March 26, 2005

Unbelievable. Really.

NRA spelling bee

Mustang Bobby over at Bark Bark Woof Woof lets us know that the NRA has come up with a permanent solution to the whole Columbine/Red Lake problem: teachers should carry guns. No, I'm not kidding. Bobby notes:
The idea of giving a teacher a loaded weapon in a classroom boggles the mind, and not just from the safety issue of having a lethal weapon in proximity to kids or the question of the liability or training. I have been a teacher. The pressures in class to maintain discipline, keep to the lesson plan, follow through with the scope and sequence of a curriculum, and bear with the intense transference of emotional highs and lows from student to teacher and back again come together to create an amazing combination of forces that makes it dangerous to have a loose piece of chalk lying around, let alone a .38 caliber pistol. Teachers are too close to the edge as it is to leave them the option -- or even the glimmer of an idea -- that they could pull a gun on a misbehaving student. (In some schools, the teacher would be outgunned if they were carrying a .357 Magnum.)

The speed of light may be constant, but this proves that stupidity has no limits.
The wingers are really having a field day on the fringes of sanity this week, aren't they?

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