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Common Sense Takes a Left Turn in Crazyville

gunSchool2.jpgOh, man: This is 17 kinds of bad idea:

A Texas school district will let teachers bring guns to class this fall, the district’s superintendent said on Friday, in what experts said appeared to be a first in the United States.
The board of the small rural Harrold Independent School District unanimously approved the plan and parents have not objected, said the district’s superintendent, David Thweatt.
School experts backed Thweatt’s claim that Harrold, a system of about 110 students 150 miles northwest of Fort Worth, may be the first to let teachers bring guns to the classroom.
Thweatt said it is a matter of safety.
“We have a lock-down situation, we have cameras, but the question we had to answer is, ‘What if somebody gets in? What are we going to do?” he said. “It’s just common sense.”

Carrying loaded guns into a school where there are 150 angsty, redneck high-school students with an abundance of hormones and relatively easy access to those guns. That ain’t nothing but common sense, folks!

I don’t think the worry is going to be with people coming in; it’s going to be with people running out, when somebody starts shooting after little Timmy asks ole Barney Fife if he can look at his six-shooter.

Harrold, Texas. Remember that name. You’re going to be hearing it a lot this fall.

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and, I'll betcha the parents are willing to vote to let the kids bring in their guns too, hey - why not???????????

Hey, just because it's Texas doesn't make them rednecks... hicks, maybe. But I will give you the angst. It runs rampant here in the Lone Star State.

I wonder what would have happened if your article had said "Carrying loaded guns into a school where there are 150 angsty, nigger high-school students..."

Yeah, your racist blog would have been shut down already. Grow up!

Redneck is NOT a race! It's a mindset; it's a mindset that believes teachers carrying guns is an acceptable solution to the threat of gun violence!

On a serious note, what would truly happen if someone started shooting in a school is this--people would pull their guns and run about, seeking the gunman and end up shooting each other, mistaking each other for the gunman. Followed by wrongful death lawsuits filed against the school district by everyone, of course.

A gun in the hands of a bad man is a very bad thing. A gun in the hands of a good man is no threat to anyone except bad people.

This ISD trusts their teachers enough to give them guns to defend themselves, not to go around shooting kids.