Harrold Independent School District, a teeny-tiny school district more than 30 minutes drive from the nearest sheriff’s office, had voted to allow its teachers to carry sidearms to protect the students.
They have to have a concealed carry permit, and go through special training for crisis situations. Apparently the highway the school is located on is very busy, leaving them open to a danget such as that which hit the Pennsylvania Amish community a couple of years ago. Says school Superintendent, David Thweatt:
“When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that’s when all of these shootings started. Why would you put it out there that a group of people can’t defend themselves? That’s like saying ’sic ‘em’ to a dog.”
I suppose it’s not surprising that this idea is coming out of rural Texas. Without the needy liberals to tell them what to do, they can just get to work taking care of their children. Personally, I’m for this. I remember December 6, 1989 in Montreal, when 14 women were shot by an angry gunman with a misogyny complex. It has happened dozens of times in the United States. It has even happened in Dunblane, Scotland, leading to the Britain-wide ban on guns. The ban has not worked.
Despite being for this experiment, I know there are very good arguments to the contrary. I invite readers and commenters to enlighten me to that side.