Tuesday, December 18, 2012
"Provided they have the proper training and license, teachers should have "access to weapons in their school," Perry said."
This is the most idiotic thing I have ever heard. School teachers are not trained security guards, cops, or military personnel. Can you imagine the carnage if a teacher mistakenly left their gun accessible to students, and a gangbanger teen with a major grudge got hold of it? Never mind that you're asking for "friendly fire" in an incident when someone who is not proficient and trained in incident response starts shooting back in a chaotic incident like Sandy Hook. Sure, they might get the assailant...they are just as likely to kill even more innocent kids. The killer in Sandy Hook was wearing a bulletproof vest...you'd have to be fairly accurate (in that chaos) to take him out, but not so much with other unprepared bystanders.
People said the same thing with regards to Aurora, forgetting that anyone armed in that theater would also be shooting through the effects of tear gas and in a dark, crowded, chaotic theater, whereas the shooter was in body armor and a gas mask. A few armed patrons there would have just increased the body count. Ever been exposed to tear gas? I have (basic training in the Navy), believe me you're not going to be very accurate with your eyes on fire...in the dark.
Perry is a blithering idiot. If I were a Texan I'd be embarrassed to be represented to the nation by this dolt.