Teachers to be SEALS now too?
January 06, 2013 12:00 AM | 915 views | 5 5 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

The editorial on arming school teachers proves that in the world of the clueless even a horrible idea is better than no idea at all. After state legislatures have finished cutting back teachers, dismantling their unions, cutting salaries, insurance and pensions in the name of fiscal austerity some now suggest that educators become Navy SEALS. Naturally they would want the teachers to provide firearms and training at their own expense, otherwise it would have to come out of the pockets of the taxpayers.

That ain’t gonna happen. After all don’t many provide pencils, paper and other school supplies out of their own pockets?

Only in the fantasy world of right wing Rambos could a young educator expect to confront a suicidal lunatic in body armor, armed with high-capacity firearms, intent on killing as many people as possible before he kills himself and win.

This point however is probably moot. Nothing will be done. The politicians will have their pockets lined with NRA money. A fearful people will help firearm manufacturers make billions. The tiny coffins and heroic teachers of Newtown will be buried and forgotten with all the others. The flowers, teddy bears, dolls and pin-wheels will eventually be taken to the dump. America will again watch Honey Boo Boo, “Dancing with the Stars” and “American Idol” just as before, until the next slaughter. Then the pitiful process will begin all over again.

Dave Young

Marietta
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January 06, 2013
Mr Young, the idea is to arm everybody so that nobody will want to dare use a gun. The best approach would be to start at a young age like 7 or 8 just like we teach swimming. That is the only way we all can be free.
Nice Hyperbole...
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January 06, 2013
Thanks for the chuckle
Kevin Foley
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January 06, 2013
Mr. Young, I remain cautiously optimistic that Newtown is the tipping point. There are far more Americans fed up with the NRA group think then there are those who've consumed Waye LaPierre's Kool Aid.

In recent weeks, the NRA has been exposed as a toothless tiger. Most of it's "All In" candiates were defeated in 2012. It's time to stand up to the gun lobby and their supporters and impose an assault weapons and high capacity magazine ban and repeal the law that shields gun manufacturers from financial liability.
anonymous
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January 07, 2013
That's right Kevin - down with the Constitution and anyone who would even think of defending it!
Devlin Adams
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January 09, 2013
Foley, I guess you are just going to discount the 50 million gun owners in this country who won't let you pansies take our weapons, and leave us defenseless.

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