This is part of the problem

New York PostThe fact that teachers could soon be allowed to carry firearms inside schools wasn’t sitting well with gun-control supporters, either.

“It bothers me to think as a father of two young boys to tell them to not be aggressive to your teacher,” said Sen. Oscar Branynon (D-Miami Gardens).

Why would telling your children not to be aggressive towards their teacher be a problem?

I mean, sure, he's implying that an armed teacher might be tempted to shoot his kids in self defense because they are being aggressive. But if that happened -- and has it ever actually happened? Of course not, it's a hypothetical just like blood running in the streets from concealed carry not too long ago -- and the teachers were not armed, but would have shot his kids if they had been armed, then haven't his kids just committed assault and battery with deadly force? Is the answer to that really to just let the kids assault teachers with impunity?

Yes, tell your children not to be aggressive towards their teacher. Whether or not your teacher is armed to defend himself and his students from mass murder should have no bearing on that. You should tell your children not to be aggressive towards their teachers because their teachers are human beings due reasonable respect rather than aggression, in positions of authority as staff of the educational institution, and acting in loco parentis to the students. So the students should be treating their teachers with roughly the same amount of respect they treat their own parents, whether or not those teachers are armed.

Ideally, the students would never know if their teacher was armed or not, and wouldn't care one way or the other -- until their lives were saved by a gun they never realized was present.

This entry was published Tue Feb 27 10:59:14 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-02-27 10:59:14.0. [Tweet]

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